Out of the Visual Journal, On to the Canvas
Orly Avineri, Instructor
Dates: Tuesday, August 2nd – Friday, August 5th, 2022 (9am-4pm)
The truth, I believe, is that once you feel truly comfortable, free, joyous, from within the art journaling practice, there is nothing that can limit you other than your “beliefs”. If you can be free inside of the journal you can be free in any other substrate, any size, any format. So let’s get our paints out, our papers, our pens, and find our freedoms and joys on another substrate, the canvas! Let’s make new decisions about our capabilities. Let’s find newness, cause we need it and deserve it. Let’s start making new statements and declarations that better suit our spirits.
Our explorative, eager, brave and loving selves.
Instructor Bio: I truly believe that the need to be witnessed by the self and by others is a human-core-need to be fulfilled by the act of creating. Therefore, a compelling part of my journey is the teaching of art making and visual journaling. As a young adult in Israel, I had studied Fine Arts in an artists’ village nestled at the foot of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and later, in the Netherlands, Graphic Design at the University of Arts in the contemporary yet history-drenched city of Utrecht. Now living by the beach of Southern California with my family, I take in all the magnificence of the landscapes that shaped me and of the visual languages I have acquired along the way. I keep an online visual journal titled One Artist Journal that is derived from my actual physical journal pages. It is now available in a published book form, carrying the same title. I am passionate about finding meaning through the process of marrying multiple media to create a unique visual experience for both the eye and the spirit.