Adventures in Art Journaling with Jo Beal - Thursday evenings in November

Maps and Mapping


Discover an amazing creative habit
Try different approaches to drawing and lettering
Gain confidence in your drawing
Be part of a creative online community
Have fun along the way!
No experience necessary

My Adventures in Art Journaling course is a 4-week course, one workshop per week. Each workshop will be two hours long and will be a mix of me ‘presenting’ (not too much!), using lots of great images, and providing step by step guidance. There’ll be demonstration videos and plenty of time for you to create your own amazing journal pages, based on the themes and ideas each week, within a supportive and creative online community.

​The focus is on drawing, enjoying drawing, developing observation skills and using drawing to creatively reflect on and capture your life and the world about you.

​Each workshop will include a fun warm up activity, a themed drawing session and ideas for using creative lettering.

Week 1 - Starting to see
Draw what you love! Start off drawing familiar and favourite objects. See how much more you notice when you draw them!

Week 2 - Drawing your environment
Breaking it down! You don’t always have to draw an entire scene, location or place to tell its story.

Week 3 - Maps & Mapping
Creative ways in to capturing a favourite walk, a journey, a memory or even your whole day in your journal!

Week 4 - People & Pattern
Drawing practice and play to help you fill your journal pages with friends, family and others.

Course dates: Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November, 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. (UK)

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Guidance and support
Top tips and techniques
Lots of inspiring examples
Warm up activities
Q and A
Access to my online creative community, via a private facebook page.

What you will need

For this art journaling course I encourage you to use what you have to hand at home. I have built up a collection of pens, pencils, crayons and inks over the years – and you may have too. As a guide, I like to use:

Derwent fine-liner pens – a set with a range of sizes from 0.05 to 0.8
Any rollerball pens
Coloured pencils – I like Derwent watercolour pencils and Derwent Coloursoft pencils but
any that you have will be fine. Don’t splash out. You can buy cheap sets in the £ shops
Felt tip pens – from kid’s sets - £1 from Wilko/Poundland to a set of coloured Sharpies
Fluorescent markers are fun to use but not essential
Biros in a range of colours – green, red, blue, black or any other colours
Fountain pen – I use one with black ink cartridges of soluble ink
I like using a dip pen too, with Indian ink, which is water resistant – but this isn’t essential
A range of pencils and pencil sharpener, if you have one

I use a range of sketchbooks in a range of sizes, including my Drawing Diary which is an actual diary, with one day per page and lined paper. But for the workshops I’d recommend bringing a simple, cheap workbook, preferably A4 in size
(8.5 x 11”, 210 x 300cm) with blank pages.
That will be great for lots of experimentation and it doesn’t need to be expensive.


Jo Beal at Jo Beal - Artist, Illustrator, Workshop Leader

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


4 weeks (7:00pm to 9:00pm)



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