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Imagination is a characteristic we tend to take for granted. Imagination is what floats in our dreams, teases our thoughts and escapes onto journal pages, splashing over and into our lives. It delights, provokes wonder and heals the soul!

Materials:  You’ll need your journal and/or note paper and a pen or pencil for the first part. We will be using magazine pages as our ‘palette’. We are not after imagery to begin with but are wanting a collection of colour. If you want to prepare ahead of time, tear magazine colours into slightly larger than postage stamp pieces and sort into baggies i.e. a baggie for greens, blues, yellows etc. (or just the colours you like). You’ll need a glue stick or any acrylic medium and scissors.  Feel free to work in your journal or on cardstock.  An outline of a favourite image (i.e. a bird, horse, wolf etc.) that will fit your page would also be helpful but not necessary right away. You can find almost any image on line or you can draw your own. Handouts will be emailed directly to you just before the class.

Facilitator: Kathie MacDuff

Kathie is a trained journalist and a self-taught artist. For the past 25 years, she has been teaching courses in watercolour, mixed media, paper arts and creative journaling. She conducts weekly classes in Calgary at the Good Shepherd Art Studio; at Wellspring Calgary, a cancer supportive care community where she is the Expressive Arts Team Lead; at Sorrento Conference and Retreat Centre and for other health centers and studies. Her vision is to facilitate journaling experiences that encourage connections, validate emotions and nourish the soul.

$40 (Scholarships available)

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