21 Secrets Course Relaunch and Giveaway time!

I am so pleased to be able to share with you today the RELAUNCH of 21 Secrets! and a special GIVEAWAY for two free seats in the class.

I was a teacher in 2014 and am honored to be included in this super talented bunch!

The special edition is a collection of 37 workshops from the Spring and Fall 2014 and 2015 editions to create a well-rounded, power-packed collection.  In this 21 SECRETS you will find instruction on everything from collage, gelli prints, transfers, how to face the blank page, tips on creating a daily creative habit, and much, much more!

 

SELF PACED ONLINE WORKSHOP | 37 WORKSHOPS | IMMEDIATE ACCESS

WHATS INCLUDED:

•  37 workshops in a 150+ pages downloaded eBook.

• Packed with links to videos, full color photos and templates, and clear, inspiring instruction.

• The buyer receives immediate and lifetime access to all content

• Membership to a private Facebook peer group to share their work and receive support.

• All videos are downloadable

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It is on sale now for $128 for 37 lessons- I have not found a better deal since. Really.

The Early bird Special starts today,  Wednesday May 2 through Friday May 4, buyers can save $21 with the coupon code: BESTOF at the time of checkout.
To learn more about the class, follow the link HERE

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In my class, you will learn how to dye papers to look richly colored and antique. We’ll then talk about dreams and symbols and how to work them into your journal. We go step by step to create a unique dreamscape, and add a handmade miniature scroll at the end.

 

I hope you will consider taking this course! It is packed with hours of inspiration for your journaling practice!

**Feel free to message me with any questions you may have! Happy to answer them!**

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GIVEAWAY TIME

To celebrate the re-launch of 21 SECRETS THE BEST of 2014-2015,  I am doing a GIVEAWAY for one lucky winner to score 21 SECRETS The Best of 2014 & 2015 class!

All you have to do is follow the link below and it will lead you to a page to enter your email. Simple!

Click HERE to Enter the contest.

You have until Thursday May 10th at midnight to enter.
The winners will be announced Friday morning, May 11th. Good luck!

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21 SECRETS – The Best of 2014 & 2015 Instructor List

Carolyn Dube – https://acolorfuljourney.com/

Carrie Todd – http://www.mystudio13.com/

Cathy Anderson – http://www.catherineandersonstudio.com/

Cathy Bluteau – http://cathyb.typepad.com/

Connie Solera and Opal Keen – http://www.dirtyfootprints-studio.com/

Crystal Moody – https://crystalmoody.com/

David R. Modler and Eric M. Scott – https://journalfodderjunkies.com/

DeAnne Olguin Williamson – http://deannewilliamson.com/

Effy Wild – https://effywild.com/

Faith Evans Sills – http://www.faithevanssills.com/

Fonda Clark Haight – https://www.fondaclarkhaight.com/

France Papillon – https://www.france-papillon.com/

Galia Alena – http://www.galiaalena.com/

Gina Lee Kim – http://ginaleekim.blogspot.com/

Jamie Ridler – https://www.jamieridlerstudios.ca/

Jane Cunningham – https://www.numinousjane.com/

Jennifer Clay (Jenni Bellie) – http://journalworkshops.ning.com/

Jennifer Joanou – http://www.jenniferjoanou.com/

Jill Berry – http://jillberrydesign.com/

Joanna Powell Colbert – https://www.gaiansoul.com/

Julianna Coles – http://meandpete.com/

Karen Michel – http://www.karenmichel.com/

Kate Robertson – http://www.katerobertsonstudios.com/

Kristal Norton – https://kristalnorton.com/

Lisa Cheney – http://lisacheneyjorgensen.blogspot.com/

Lisa Hofmann – http://dandelionseedsanddreams.blogspot.com/

Lesley Riley – http://lesleyriley.com/

Maya Stein and Amy Tingle – https://www.thecreativecaravan.com/

Michelle Turbide – http://michelleturbidestudios.com/

Nathalie Kalbach – https://nathaliesstudio.com/

Päivi Eerola – http://www.peonyandparakeet.com/

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis – http://www.arttherapist.ca/

Rachel Ellen Andrews – http://www.rachelellenandrews.com/

Rachel Urista – https://www.rachelurista.com/

Veronica Funk – http://www.veronicafunk.com/

April Workshop • Exploring Art Journaling at Studio262

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Excited to announce I’ll be teaching an Art Journal workshop this April at Studio262 in Corvallis. I’ve taken a short sabbatical from teaching this past fall and winter, feeling recharged and ready to go! This one is based off a fun and playful class I taught last year. We used our hands to paint, mixed and glued…and had a bunch of fun!

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This April, we’ll explore mixed media in the form of art journaling. Its easier than you think! We’ll go step by step and play with mixing acrylic paints, papers, graphite and oil pastels and make textures and shapes.

Learn about the practice of art journaling and complete one spread during the class. Please bring your own journal or sketchbook. All other materials provided.

Workshop Fee is $20. Ages 14 to adult. Min. 3, Max 12 students. Pre-registration is required.

To save your place, sign up online at Studio262WorkshopPage

Feel free to email me with any questions. I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty with you!

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Spring Play

I just love watching my students work. The brushes dancing, the color flying the hands moving… the creativity flowing.

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In the last workshop we experimented with movements big and small in our pages. We did a fun warm up exercise using just black gesso and a brush. Nothing to do but make marks on the page, go with the flow and start moving!

After that we all did some marvelous layering with pastels, spray inks, stencils and ink. Love the bright spring colors and playful energy in all their pages.

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Spring Buzz • Art Workshops and Art Shows!

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We’ll play with pastels, spray inks, ink pens, and black gesso! We’ll have moments of fast movement and calm as we work to create layers of meaning with simple but unique mix of materials!  Come out to play!!

Saturday, March 8th at 11am at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis. Email me at rachelurista@gmail.com to hold your seat!

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Secondly, I am happy to announce a new art show at Stash Local in Corvallis, featuring my mixed media paintings and original art journal pages!  Come by and see the show, featuring a wide variety of sizes and price ranges for sale. On display until the end of April. Two full months to stop in and see my work in person. Thank you for your support!

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A Journey begins • Collaboration with Open Soul Communication

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I am excited to begin this journey with Open Soul Communications and offer you Open Soul Painting Workshops, coming soon!

Come out today to their FREE event: http://opensoulcommunication.wordpress.com/free-event1/   Food, fun, and information on the soul supportive services offered.

As a classically trained artist, I became shut-down by all the rules and set standards. When I discovered mixed media painting and art journaling, I started to open up again creatively…

Since I started teaching workshops in art journaling, I have seen people transformed, just by having the space and permission to create – without judgement, without pressure. I saw students reconnect to their creative side and begin to open up.

Once you start opening up in one area of your life, other areas begin to open as well and growth can occur. That is why collaborating with Open Soul Communication is the perfect match!

Thank you, Open Soul Communications, for this amazing opportunity! I am looking forward to our journey together! 

Watch for details on Open Soul Painting Workshops! Coming soon!  

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Workshop Inspiration!

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Connection, energy and inspiration fueled the day and creative sparks were flying!

Each student brought joy, energy and inspiration to the group.

It was particularly joyful to have those who had never done Art Journaling before. They were bold, brave and lent a fresh energy. Meeting friends I’d before only know online was another highlight of the day.  Meeting in person was a blast!

In hearing my students, it is becoming clearer that there is a real need to carve out space for our creative selves to expand. Our creative urges are not going to go away. We are, by nature, creative beings, and ignoring this urge is unhealthy.

Art journaling has the potential to open up this creativity, allowing us space and time to reconnect to this part of ourselves.  From simple to complex prompts and techniques, Art Journaling can open a door towards self-discovery and healing. I sincerely look forward to the next workshop, for the chance to continue to create space for each student to explore their creative self.

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—– Next up—— Inner Rhythms——-Saturday, March 8th! Watch for details! Until then, Happy Journaling!

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Art Journal Workshop: This Saturday!

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After all the snow, and gloomy skies, let’s get our hands in some brightness! I’m ready, are you?

RECLAIM art journal workshop is coming up this Saturday, Feb 15th. Still seats left, email me at rachelurista@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

Alive with Beauty • 2014 Art Journal Workshops

“We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose Beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity.” (John O’Donohue)

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It is far too easy to believe the idea that only the chosen few are artists. We are all creative.  All beings desire to make a mark, change our landscape or bring an idea to life.

The creative state is the natural state for humans. We do so each day in many different ways and in many forms.

I wish to empower each individual to reclaim their own creativity. I believe art journaling can be a practice for reconnecting and claiming your creativity.

Anyone can experience the benefits of art journaling. The act of writing, drawing, putting hands to paper or making marks are all powerful forms of expression. Art journaling has the capacity to bring about clarity, direction and balance within the individual. Our journals can become a safe place for free expression.

In addition, art journaling is just FUN! It’s a great way to release stress, to play, and to explore materials and mediums.

Hope to meet you at one of my workshops!

Happy Creating! ~ Rachel

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The details: 

Each class meets on a Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis. The cost of the workshop is $25 per person plus a materials fee. Please bring your working journal or sketchbook. For some of them,  you will bring a few printed images of your choice. Details will be emailed to registered students closer to the day of. 

You can sign up a few ways: 

• Email: rachelurista@gmail.com 

• Facebook message me: www.facebook.com/racheluristaartfuljourneys

• Calling Imagine Coffee in Corvallis at : 541-286-4340 or signing up with the Baristas in person.

Payment is accepted when you sign up or on the day of the workshop.

A little about the venue:

Imagine Coffee  is a wonderfully inspiring coffee shop. They are super supportive of the arts, and have live painting several times a week. They host local art shows as well, and regularly have local musicians. The classes are held in the large conference room in the back, so we will have our own space, away from the main floor. 

In addition, 10% of the proceeds of each class are donated to charity.

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 Email me at rachelurista@gmail.com if you have additional questions, or feel free to leave a comment and I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you! 

2014 Art Journal Workshops …Coming soon!

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I just booked the conference room 6 months worth of monthly art journal workshops at our amazing coffee shop in Corvallis, Imagine Coffee. 

Details on each class soon! It’s going to be one amazing, artful journey! Won’t you join me?

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ARTFEST 2012- Signing up for Spring!

Spring break is here at the college town and my own art-filled Spring is just beginning!

The final count down is here… Two days and we are off to PortTownsend, WA for ARTFEST 2012!

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Three full days of intensive artful workshops! I am really, really excited to finally go! My good friends have been going and teaching for a few years now and have been urging me to go for a while now.

I will be taking three specific classes:

Day 1: Vintage Colorbook by Lisa Bebi

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Ohhhhhhhhh so yummy dreamy colorful and emotional ways to use acrylics. Can’t wait to have some specific tools in my pockets and my dreamy visions here in Oregon can come to life on canvas!! 😀

Day 2: Flexible Stuffable Journal by LK Ludwig

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Incredible! Can’t wait to stitch and fold. I have made my own books before in college, and they are labors of love! Ready to jump back in and learn new techniques! So fun to be able to make my own sketch books and journals, customize the paper and create custom covers. I’ve been gathering the supplies for this one, and lovelingly fingering different papers, already stitching and folding in my minds eye.

Day 3: Collection or Obsession By Roxanne Padgett

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heheee! This one is right up my alley. I naturally collect twigs, rocks, sand and shells from all my favorite places.  To have a place, to create something from these items of obsession is going to be great! 😀 I have been collecting more than usual in preparation for this class. Take a look below for some of my newest favorite places and collections…