BOTN Online Workshop Description
Book of the Night begins March 16, 2017
$95.00 for a five week program
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and payment options
You may work
along with me on a weekly program, or sign up at any time and work at your own pace. I think it's easier to stay motivated
when you work along with me- I love taking my own classes!
Traditionally, I offer this workshop in the fall. But the darkness is calling me now, and I feel
compelled to do this work in the Spring, as Persephone makes her way back from the underworld. She has much to teach us about
what needs to be released and left behind.
Princes of Darkness and Queens of the Underworld:
us experiment with various techniques and textures to prepare black pages in a Book of the Night. This
is a magical and wounded book of blackened pages and dark nights of the soul reaching out for the light by combining
cryptic tales with potent imagery - valuable tools for self expression. In
these frightfully beautiful and haunted pages, your Book will reflect a night of the dead, of spirits calling, of witchery, mysterious dark cloaked figures beneath a full moon.
Picture, if you can: a haunted
Gothic mansion beside an old cemetery where we are told of an ancient manuscript in a moth eaten velvet lined trunk:
A Book of the Night. The raven, a messenger from the spirit world, has powerful
information for you that can only be scribbled, painted, written, drawn or glued in the safety of these tender dark
pages. Spirits of the dead and long forgotten tales of you begin to clang chains and moan
and reach out for an authentic life. Bring your creatures of the night to light in the pages of your Extreme Journal.
Like the Bride of Frankenstein, we’ll piece ourselves together from the long discarded remnants of self.
YOU CALL THAT DARKNESS?
“Book of The Night”online Spring workshop is now open. Workshop officially begins March 16 , 2017. I post
chapters on a weekly program, or you may register at any time and follow at your own pace. Materials will be available
to download for at least a year.
Experience raw self expression in a safe, supportive
atmosphere where you will be guided through my radical self dialogue techniques that combine words with images. Everyone
will work at their own level. Utilizing mixed media, we will create various backgrounds, textures and dark surfaces
to work back into. This course focuses on process, not product, though you will learn many useful techniques for preparing
pages as well discover easy (so to speak) tools for creating an inner dialogue for transformation and healing. Discover
the excitement as you learn these revolutionary methods of how to layer different art materials to create depth and
richness to the pages of your Extreme Visual Journal (these techniques will translate to any other form of artwork).
You will be introduced to this internationally recognized process that combines journal writing( yes you can) with
art making (you won’t believe what you can do) in the safe container of a mixed media book of self exploration.
Learn to investigate and document the world around you through process and experimentation.
IN THIS WORKSHOP
YOU WILL LEARN & DISCOVER:
* how to develop unique and personal lettering forms
* how to
tell the story of your life
* the practice of journal writing
and how to get writing/text into your pages
* how to layer or
prep dark pages and then how to work back into them w/ images and writing
* how to access personal symbolism
* about different
book forms as container for this unique process
* new art mediums
and artistic tools
* how to combine words with imagery for self
dialogue, transformation, & healing
* the art of self expression:
how to express yourself as only you can.
* how to discover your
authentic voice and gain powerful insight into your own expression
(Registration begins now, course content is available beginning March 16, 2017)
This Workshop is presented in 5 chapters in at least 5 printable pdf “booklets”
(each booklet is 16-24 pages) - these booklets include the introduction with a discussion of how to choose your book.
The following Chapters provide a materials list and go into detail how to prep your book. Each lesson plan will be presented
in full color PDF files suitable for viewing on a computer, MP3 audio files to download and listen to while you work,
and supportive video. This
workshop is enhanced by sharing with fellow journalists in optional discussion forums to help you gain valuable insight
into your work from myself as facilitator and moderator, as well as receiving tremendous support and inspiration from
newfound kindred spirits.
$95.00 for Workshop includes all materials: video, audio,
full color pdf lesson plan files & group forum discussions moderated by me. ( The E-book is all ready included!)
Reloaded: If you have taken any of the Book of the Night workshops in the past, you are considered a veteran.
If for whatever reason you never finished, life got in the way, or you need the inspiration & motivation of working
with the group are interested in an opportunity to reconnect with an artistic community, I would like to invite you to join
the workshop at a discounted price. Please email me with the year you took it, and I will direct you to the discounted
payment site! The discounted price is $25.00. email@example.com
You may register any time from NOW until March 2018! Course content
is up for a full year. I monitor group discussions for safety and choose a few each week to comment on. Once I receive
payment, I will send you two email invites, one from Ning, please sign up or sign in, and one from Shutterfly where
I have the class video. Check your trash folder as well for the invites. These invitations are sent manually, and I do
not check email 24/7, so please be patient. If you sign up on a Friday-Sunday, you will not receive your invites until
Monday. It is your responsibility to sign up as soon as you receive these invites. THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS THE ADDRESS I WILL USE
FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND THE ADDRESS WHICH I WILL SEND YOUR INVITES TO. WHEN SIGNING IN, PLEASE USE THIS SAME ADDRESS OR
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE WORKSHOP. If you have any difficulties, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I
will be happy to walk you through the steps!
We are all seekers.
Email me with any concerns or questions:
Juliana Coles, award winning
fine artist, received her BFA from the Academy of Art University San Francisco. A controversial pioneer of the Art Journaling
movement, Coles developed “Extreme Visual Journaling,” an active meditation technique and spiritual practice
that accesses archetypal signs and symbols from the unconscious for transformation and healing. What began as a
personal creative inquiry into developing new pathways in the brain after her epileptic seizures, this process, taught
by Coles internationally, is now used by art therapists, teachers, artists and professionals around the world. Coles
has been teaching and refining this creative process since 1992. Her inspiring Visual Journals have been featured in over
20 books including “Making Journals By Hand,” and as part of the “1000 Journals Project" her work
was exhibited at the SFMOMA. Coles creates from her enchanted studio in Albuquerque, NM with her Ghost Cat, Petey,
RIP. Contact the artist/author/instructor for lecturing/teaching inquiries at email@example.com
copyright Me and Pete Productions, 2017