Summer Into Fall Journaling Camp

Part 1: Field Notes, A Book of Reminders
 Mixed Media Sketching
Part 11: Extreme Field Notes; Extreme Visual Journaling
combines sketches w/ journal writing, ongoing. 
 Register for each class separately, or take them both (scroll down for details)
You can work along with me beginning August 11, 2016 - yes I'll be taking my own class! or sign up at any time and work at your own pace. 

fieldcover.jpgPack your journal bags, this is the mixed media sketching journey of a lifetime. For all levels of sketching/writing experience and personal growth. We are all seekers. Join me in my online workshop, "Field Notes: Mixed Media Sketching," and learn my fun and easy sketching assignments that anyone can do and have fun doing!

You don’t have to be a world traveler to see the world: it is right in your own backyard, down the street, at your favorite cafe... In this exciting workshop you won't be burdened by a lot of mixed media materials, just a basic Sketching/Journaling tool kit that contains your book and a few supplies. Each Journalist’s JMU (Journal Mobile Unit) will be different. You will love how these quick notes and sketches become intricate Extreme Visual Journal pages back at the ranch or studio.

 * begin with tons of sketching assignments in the field - you are guided every step of the way...
* learn how to collect information
* develop unique and personal lettering forms
* delve into mixed media while creating multi-layered imagery
* begin to tell the story of your life
* practice journal writing
* discover how to layer and prep pages before heading out on location
* acquire simple gestural sketching and drawing techniques that are fun and easy - you will feel like a success!
* learn about different book forms as container for this unique process
* explore new mediums and artistic tools
*  capture a mood or a place and develop these sketches and adventures for further enrichment and   processing more fully back at your studio
* combine words with imagery for self dialogue & transformation

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This inspiring online workshop is presented in 5 full color PDF lesson plans (or 5 weeks of assignments beginning August 11, 2016!) to enhance your creative experience (each file is 16-24 pages). Each lesson plan includes an audio file of the written text & supportive video including techniques, sketching how to, and lots of my personal experience out in the field. 

You may register at any time and work at your own pace. Course materials will be available to download for an entire year which means you can pick up where you left off and being again and again each season! has the unique ability to provide discussion forums so that each topic and each assignment are organized so whether you work with me or at your own pace, each exercise is easy to find and easy to follow along and see what others have been up to!

Studio1.jpg(killer sketchbook page left by student Jessica Herman Goodson)

The discussion forums are really the heart and soul of this workshop where we share our experiences and our work as we develop new skills. This is where you will learn the most- from each other! It's exciting! It will blow you away! I monitor group discussions or “Tribal Councils” for safety and choose a few each week for general discussion.


Once I receive payment, I will send you two email invites, one from, the main workshop site, and one from for video. (Please check your trash/junk folder as well). I send these invites manually, and don't check email 24/7, so please give me a day or 3. Once you receive your invites you will need to sign up/sign in for both and create a profile page. It takes a bit of effort to set it up, but once everything is in place it's easy! 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, and I will be happy to walk you through the steps!

Please read descriptions carefully before clicking on Paypal. There will be no refunds.

For more info on policies see FAQ’s and “Policies & Info

No prior art, sketching or writing experience necessary.

Email me with any concerns or questions:

DSC09400.JPGField Notes Reloaded:  If you have taken any of these workshops in the past; "Field Notes: a Book of Reminders," "Mixed Media Sketching,"  "Extreme Sketching 101," or "Extreme Field Notes," 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 and would like the 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 name of the class and the year you took it, and I will direct you to the discounted payment site! The discounted price is $25.00.


Field Notes; A Book of Reminders registration $75.00

Registration fee for both online workshops - Field Notes/ Extreme Field Notes duo for $150.00

Field Notes Payment


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

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