Autumn Art Journalling



Join artist/writer Julie Galante and artist/bookbinder Cass Barron for this creative exploration of the changing season. Combining visual art, writing, crafting, and bookbinding, this workshop will get you trying new things in a small, welcoming group all month long.

Each week we’ll cover specific creative techniques and apply them to our investigations of the world around us. We’ll start out by binding simple sketchbooks to contain our experiments and field notes. We’ll fill them up with writing and images prompted by a series of creative assignments which will have you out exploring the natural and built environment (although many of them can also be completed from the comfort of home).

From here each participant will be encouraged to deepen their explorations in whatever direction interests them most - be it a series of written reflections, sketches, collages, photographs, mixed-media pieces, or a unique, personal combination of all these. Finally, we’ll look at ways to combine these elements into a series of artists' books which will marry form and content.

5 Oct, 6-7.30pm
12 Oct, 6-7.30pm
19 Oct, 6-7.30pm
26 Oct, 6-7.30pm
9 Nov, 6-7pm (regroup/sharing event)

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This workshop includes five live sessions (via Zoom) with Julie and Cass, and video tutorials and other ‘homework assignments’ for participants to complete in between live sessions. There will be an optional Facebook group for participants to stay connected and share their creations with each other. Cass and Julie will be journalling in their home city of Edinburgh, and you are welcome to join in from any place in the world. The group will be kept small to ensure plenty of opportunities for interaction.

What you will need


-A2 pad of heavyweight drawing paper or mixed-media paper such as the DALER ROWNEY Smooth Heavyweight Cartridge Pad (note we’ll be using the greyboard from the pad as well)
-Several sheets of tracing paper and/or acetate
-Several sheets of newsprint or another thin paper (printer paper will do)
-Magazines, newspapers, and other papers that can be used for collage
-A3 pad of heavyweight paper
-A small set of watercolours or another wet medium such as gouache, drawing ink, or acrylic ink.
-A couple tubes of acrylic paint and/or lino printing ink
-A brayer or small paint roller
-A small set of chalk pastels or another dry medium such as coloured pencils or markers
-Pens and/or pencils for writing and sketching
-Glue stick
-Uhu glue
-Bookbinding tools: awl, bonefolder, straight bookbinding needle
-Waxed linen thread or embroidery thread waxed yourself with beeswax for bookbinding

A printer (or a local shop where you could have a few items printed out)

Any additional art supplies you happen to have on hand that you’d like to incorporate!


Julie Galante at Airtily

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


4 weeks (6:00pm to 7:30pm)

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