New Workshop! and more…

I have just opened my latest workshop for registration! Many of you have asked for a class on ‘faces’. I spent some time thinking about how I could do a class that would give you the techniques and tools and still allow for each person to develop a face that was truly their own. This workshop is designed to guide you on a journey in your Art Journal that will be about more than just creating a lovely face. I will encourage working in your journal for this workshop, but these techniques can be applied to canvas as well. As with my other workshops, they are open, so there is no ending date. You work at your own pace and have unlimited access to class videos and materials. If you are interested in finding out more, click on the button and it will take you to Creative Workshops.

Class Description:

Journal your way to a self portrait that reflects your true self. During this 6 week course you will work in the comfort and safety of your own Art Journal. This will be an exploration of our own self and the face that we see in the mirror each morning as we dig deep to find what lies behind the face that we show to the world. Your face may not even look like you, but it will be representative of the inner you. I will show you the techniques I use in my portraits and guide you towards creating a face that is uniquely yours.
Week 1~Facing the Facts – Sketching basics, learning how to draw a face and where everything is supposed to go.

Week 2~Who Am I? – Backgrounds that speak of you

Week 3~Take a Look in the Mirror – Learning how to make it your face

Week 4~Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin – Learn the painting and shading techniques that I use in my portraits

Week 5~It’s the Little Things That Matter Most – All the details that bring your face to life

Week 6~Shout Out Loud or whisper really soft – Using your portrait to express your voice


Oh, the mail just came as I was writing this post and two surprises were in the box! First, my friend Bevie Sams sent me this lovely ATC! It is beautiful sweetie! What a nice spring surprise!

And the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler arrived with a feature in the ‘Deconstructed Stamping’ department! It features step by step pictures and some instruction for creating a journal page that can be found on pages, 38-40.

14 responses

  1. Your workshop looks amazing! I’m sure it will be wildly successful! Congrats on the latest publication…I’ll have to pick up a copy on my next Michael’s excursion 🙂

  2. Woo Hoo! As an official “Pam Groupie”, I have to say that I’m jazzed about the new class. I think you read my mind too. I have been struggling with portraits and facial proportion, so this is an answer to lots of frustration and prayer. Thanks for queueing up a new class so fast for us, Pam! See you soon,-Karla

  3. Cool article.. while I am not an artist I love that one of your workshop lessons is “be comfortable in your own skin”. As a coach who works with women on this very thing I can definitely say the freedom that will flow from you when you feel that way is amazing. What you can create (on the page, the canvas or your life) gets exponentially more meaningful.

  4. Congrats on another great feature in a wonderful publication!! You’re on fire! Your workshop looks like a fabulous one! Very in depth, I’m sure it will be a HUGE success!

  5. That sounds like a fab workshop Pam, perfect timing for me, i was just thinking about self portraits recently.journal pages are fab!!Sarah

  6. Hi Pam ,This is such great news , about the new workshop .Can’t wait it’s gonna be such fun .I’m in…..Congrats on your publication .Hugs Lorraine xx

  7. I’m really glad you’re offering a portrait class. I can’t do it now, but I want to take it later on – maybe not too much later than the start date.

  8. great news about your new workshop…that will mean lots of summer fun 🙂 And your journal pages are awesome…I love how you filled in the images on the stamp….one clever lady !!!!

  9. I’m so happy that card came to you so quickly!!! It was made with used babywipes, but they I’ll be you could tell….*smile* Have a blessed weekend!!!xxPsssst. those journal pages are awesome!!!

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