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Juliana Coles
Summer SoulCare

Extreme Journalism Summer Retreat Series with Juliana Coles
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Artist’s North Valley Studio

505-341-2246
meandpete@msn.com
(complete descriptions and supply lists at meandpete.com)

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Detailed Descriptions of Summer SoulCare Workshops:

“Consulting the Oracle:
A Visual Journalist’s Archetypal Deck & Companion Guidebook”
July 18-19, 2009
 

for all levels/ No prior experience necessary
$200.00 includes most materials and workshop booklet
10:00 - 5:00pm with a one hour break for lunch both days

Description: Learn to become your own guide into unknown territory and develop intuition, intention, self dialogue, and uninhibited self expression. Creating a deck of cards with unique personal symbols and translating that information into a precious journal to develop the authentic voice can be a powerful tool for transformation: much like decoding the mysterious symbolism of our dreams for self awareness, initiation, development, and enrichment.

You are the Oracle that you seek.

In this weekend initiatory journey that focuses on process and self expression, we will create a unique “deck” of book sized cards using the radical mixed media techniques developed by Juliana Coles designed to access inner information and activate our inner Innocent, Orphan, Wanderer, Warrior, Martyr, and Magician who all live inside us and can either help us on our journey or hinder pilgrim‘s progress. Mixed media is the bridge or causeway that will allow us to activate these internal spirits, energies or archetypes that reside within. We will also alter a found book as our Companion Guidebook. This Guidebook, broken down into designated “chapters” for each card, will also house or contain our deck of cards! This is a unique aspect of the workshop: that our tools for expression and our cards for intention and focus are all in the same safe place. Then utilizing my Extreme Journaling techniques that combine free form journal writing exercises with image making assignments, we will learn to access the images and voices contained in our cards for further dialogue and expression in our new Companion Guidebook or Visual journal. We will begin this journey with an old library book, text book, or any other all ready existing book form that can be altered to become our Visual Journal of Archetypal Chapters. The first day will be spent creating the foundation of our books by making more space to protect the spine, setting up our chapters using all different kinds of techniques for “tabs” ( I love tabs and things that sneak out the sides!), creating the house for our deck of cards, and preparing our books for the exciting work we are about to embark on. This is a process and expression oriented class. No art or writing experience necessary to consult the oracle- for all levels.


Supply List: a book to alter any size ( or two or three!) BUT THICKNESS of your book or spine must be at least 1.5 inches!!!!!!!!!! also keep in mind that the width and height of your book will be the W and H of your cards. You will need some personal collage items and copies of photos to begin documenting your life. Collage items: (use copies of things that are precious to you), please collect a few photos of your self that we can add to our collages - you might consider different sizes ( like blow some up and shrink some down- these do not have to be color- they can be black and white) but at least bring a photo or copy of you as both baby and a young girl about 9-11. I supply most materials but they are pretty crappy. This is perfect for the work we do, but here are a few things you may want to bring: Mixed media: Bring a black sharpie and a gel pen or other tool that can write on dark surfaces. You may want a good stamp pad and I recommend Staz On because they dry fast and permanent and work on top of almost any surface ( I provide stamp pads, but they will not be clean.) Definitely bring your favorite glue ( I recommend at least 3 large UHU glue sticks so we can work quickly!). You may want to bring rubber stamp letters ( and numbers if you have them!), though I have plenty. You may want some needles and thread, a mini stapler, or some other alternative method of attachment for “tabs” so you have plenty to experiment with. Bring some ribbon, string or leather straps to make ties or closures. See if you can come up with any ideas to create tabs or sections ( ideas might be plastic folders, plastic sleeves, little plastic tabs or colored stickers that attach to the side of paper, cardstock attached with eyelets and wire, found objects....)
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Registration: Please email me if you have any concerns or questions: meandpete@msn.com
Space is limited and intimate: maximum 8 participants!
To reserve your spot in this unique, transformative and healing workshop, please send your 50% deposit ($100.00) with balance due at workshop, to
Juliana Coles
829 San Lorenzo NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(include which class you are registering for, your name, address, email, and phone number.)
or you can purchase this workshop at my Etsy store through Paypal
www.julianacoles.etsy.com see “workshops”
if you are joining us from out of state, I highly recommend a nearby Bed and breakfast, www.cinnamonmorning.com
no refunds unless I cancel


Extreme Journalism 101: Initiation
Everything you need to know to develop self dialogue through layered, rich pages
for beginners as well as advanced extreme journalists
July 25-26
Day 1: Morning Session: Repetition. Afternoon Session: Expressive Drawing
Day 2: Word: Lettering for the Extreme Journalist


(Each day is &125.00 or sign up for both days for $200.00! This fee includes most materials & companion booklet)
10:00-5:00 with an hour break for lunch both days

Day 1: Morning Session: The Art of Repetition:
Repetition is necessary to artmaking and creativity- it allows us to create and develop a series, it assists us with composition, and greatly aids our experimentation process, which is the basis for all art making. This workshop will concentrate on setting up repeating black and white images for high impact, and learning how to work back into these black and white images for interesting affects that can be used with any other art form. At the risk of repeating myself, I’ll repeat myself: The art of repetition is a creative device we will use to set up and develop the pages of our visual journal. We can start with one image, repeat it like a quilt, or shrink it down, make more copies, and create a border. Or blow it up and expand on one single or central idea. From one idea, from one possibility, we get many. The art of repetition is like a birthing ground or a playing field and is soothing or Zen like in that we don’t have to think about, or brainstorm what comes next, we just continue with our series and allow the potential to flow. This gives our mind freedom to come up with new ways of picture making and story telling. It’s in these repetitive experiences that we have our aha! or eureka, I’ve found it! moments. This is the perfect introductory workshop for those interested in discovering my style of working!

Mixed Media Tool Kit: Please bring: A book for your Visual Journal any size or one you are currently working on. You will definitely need the following: please bring big gluesticks. (My favorite is UHU- don’t bother with the little ones.) All Visual Journalists should have a set of rubber stamp letters. And I highly recommend Staz On stamp pads because we work so quickly. I provide everything else!
Repetition: get to know your local copy center. Bring a bunch of interesting images- photos, patterns, even some of your own artwork- or small sections of your artwork to your favorite copy center and play around with the self service machines. Get to know them. See what they can do. Test out the different functions. You may need a little help at first, and most copy stores are very happy to help answer all your copying questions. Change the settings: there are settings for just text, for just photo, and something in between. Some settings will give your images shadings or tones of grey- we do not want that- we want the real black and white graphic images. Take your images and blow them up. Shrink them down. Cut them up and blow them back up again. I love doing this and always have a good time seeing what happens. Photos and portraits work really well. Make a series of repeating images- they can all be the same image- or images that look similar. We’ll need three batches of different repeating images. You’ll need at least 10 of each- some repeating the same size, and some in in different sizes. Bring at least one that is almost as big as the size of your journal book page- preferable a figure or big head! Bring these stacks of images to class and be ready to cut, paste, and go crazy with layering materials!

for any questions or concerns email Juliana Coles of Pete and Repeat at meandpete@msn.com

Day 1: Afternoon Session: Expressive Drawing
We can all draw, though it may not be how we expect it or how we think it should look. So we are convinced we can’t do it. We’re not good at it. We don’t know how. We can’t draw a stick figure. We can’t draw even a straight line. It’s time I show you otherwise, because drawing a straight line has nothing to do with expression. The Visual Journalist uses drawing in order to document the world around her- not to be great or render a perfect image. There’s little life in that. Drawing is just note taking. Drawing is research. Drawing is learning to see and to make comparison‘s between this and that. A scratch here, a line there, that we carve through our years and smear across the pages of our Visual Journal. This is not drawing 101. We will not be learning to draw crumpled bags, still lifes, shading a box, or any other boring mechanical drawing exercise taught in art school. I am going to challenge you to redefine what drawing is and how it should look while you learn to make marks in your own unique style, in your own strange and beautiful hand through my pioneering methods of Expressive Drawing. Your drawings will not look like mine: they will look like your own.

Supplies: Your Visual Journal. ( A blank book, sketchbook, altered book, or any book or journal you are currently working on. Size and paper stock is up to you. Working in a book is all important to the Visual Journaling process so please do not show up with random pieces of paper to bind later.)

Materials: You will need a big gluestick ( I recommend UHU brand). The following is optional, I have lots of supplies for you to use, but these materials will enhance your experience and you won‘t have to share. If you can’t get them, don’t worry! All Visual Journalist’s should have a set of rubber stamp letters. And I highly recommend Staz On stamp pads because we work so quickly. You will need at least two brush markers in different colors- black would be good. I have pencils you can use, but I highly recommend if you can get to an art store get an ebony pencil, or a 6B, or a graphite stick (not charcoal)- bring a writing pen- whatever kind is your favorite. You will need an Eraser. If you have one on the bottom of your pencil that will work- or you can just get one of those pink pearls. ( my favorite). I also recommend China Markers (in black, red, and white), or a red water color crayon, ( no oil sticks or water based oil sticks like portfolio- it needs to make a clear hard line- not smudgy).

Day 2: Word: Lettering for the Extreme Journalist
Experience the Art of the letterform in this introductory class to Visual Journaling that puts the emphasis on written text as image. Learn to integrate text with imagery as we practice speech, language, and lettering as an artform as we first create mixed media backgrounds and then layer different text forms to stretch our techniques for verbal expression. Learn to develop patience and attention to every detail of the writing by considering that the text is as important to the page as the image itself. We will practice lettering using many different script creating tools such as pens, pencils, stick and ink, fine brush w/acrylic in ways you never considered and even how to give rubber stamped letters and alphabets your hand drawn touch. We will create many different layers with all things related to text including cutting up words from poetry books to create found poetry. Then utilizing Juliana’s Extreme journaling techniques, we will also learn to speak and write our own words, rather than quoting some other source, in order to weave the tale of our telling in the safe containers of our Visual Journals. These techniques will carry over into all other forms where text can be used as art and will take your art form to the next level.

Supply List: Your Visual Journal ( or two or three ), a big glue stick such as UHU or your favorite glue
Writing Tools: A thin stick at least 8 inches long (Just pick one up off the ground- break it- don‘t cut it- if you forget, you‘ll find plenty in my yard!), an ebony pencil, or 6 B, or graphite stick in any thickness ( not charcoal). Black ink, India ink, or Sumi ink. A high quality white ink or gel pen. Optional: White China marker, black sharpie (or other favorite permanent black marker) a couple brush markers in different colors, a gel pen or any other writing tool that can write on dark surfaces, and I recommend Staz on stamp pad in black.

Registration: Please email me if you have any concerns or questions: meandpete@msn.com
Space is limited and intimate: maximum 8 participants!
To reserve your spot in this unique, transformative and healing workshop, please mail $125.00 for each class, or if you are registering for both, send a deposit of $100.00 with balance due at first day’s workshop, to
Juliana Coles
829 San Lorenzo NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(include which class you are registering for, your name, address, email, and phone number.)
or you can purchase this workshop at my Etsy store through Paypal
www.julianacoles.etsy.com see “workshops”
if you are joining us from out of state, I highly recommend a nearby Bed and breakfast, www.cinnamonmorning.com
no refunds unless I cancel

 

“School of the Sea”
August 1-2

In Memory of my Mother, Jane Brandley
(This is a mini version of my Key West Retreat)
(see my blog www.captainsblog.typepad.com for examples of journal pages)

(For all levels, no prior experience necessary)
10:00-5:00 with an hour break for lunch each day
$250.00 includes most materials and companion booklet

Seafarers, venture out past the safety of your known world and set sail inward. Submerge yourself in the transformational and healing waters of the School of the Sea. This is where the heart beckons the unknown and the emotional rivers meet the ocean of the soul. It is time to ferry bravely towards your own destiny.

We will recover from the depths a buried treasure so well hidden and guarded by the songs of the sirens, we did not know it existed. This could get messy and a little dangerous as we learn to combine journal writing exercises in the form of scrolls, unsent letters, ships logs, with art making assignments such as mapping, sketches- yes you can!- with painting and collage in the safe container of a blank book or journal. I’ll teach you all you need to know to redefine your destiny and make tangible what is precious in you as we use creativity to develop an internal dialogue. This is challenging work, but it’s time to scavenge and plumb the depths of our being. In this creative and expressive dive into the deep, we’ll journey to our rich interior and return to tell the tales of Ahoy! We’ve Found her in all this wreckage, this churning sea of life, this buried soul lost in herself, this unentered darkness of scattered bones and blood: this is where our real life wants to be resurrected and dug up. Not perfected, controlled, or prettified for some imagined audience that ain’t us or who we want to be, but raw, honest, gut-wrenching, pure and powerful- as is- without the need for embellishment or damn critic.
Our very survival depends on our ability to navigate our own sea of signs and symbols.
Sooner or later, everyone will have a meeting with the Self.
Welcome, treasure seekers, this mysterious waterworld is my terrain: I work and create in these dark waters and treacherous reefs so frightening, and yet so hauntingly beautiful. And as the Captain, I know where the hidden map is where X marks the spot. It lies deep within.


Come aboard, I know you are ready for this journey

Destiny calls: are you listening? Place the shell upon your ear and hear the loud roar. It is time to hoist the anchor that has been weighing you down and set sail to the School of the Sea...

THE TIME IS NOW

Supplies: please bring a book for your School of the Sea Journal, and three large glue sticks. You may want a gel pen or other tool for writing on dark surfaces. I recommend a StazOn stamp pad in black or any color you prefer and maybe a black sharpie. Feel free to bring any School of the Sea Ephemera that inspires you. I provide everything else you will need.

Registration: Please email me if you have any concerns or questions:
meandpete@msn.com
Space is limited and intimate: maximum 8 participants!
To reserve your spot in this unique, transformative and healing workshop, please send your 50% deposit ($125.00) with balance due at workshop, to
Juliana Coles
829 San Lorenzo NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(include which class you are registering for, your name, address, email, and phone number.)
or you can purchase this workshop at my Etsy store through Paypal
www.julianacoles.etsy.com see “workshops”
if you are joining us from out of state, I highly recommend a nearby Bed and breakfast, www.cinnamonmorning.com
no refunds unless I cancel
 

For more information on Juliana Coles workshops, please email:

meandpete@msn.com

 

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