Inspired by the art journals kept by photo journalist Dan Eldon and following the techniques laid out by Eric Scott and Dave Modler in their book, The Journal Fodder Junkies, class participants will learn the benefits of habitual artistic journal keeping. Art journals or sketchbooks have been the key to all of the great artists’ success, from DaVinci to Van Gogh, by establishing the routine of doing artistic work and recording ideas and inspiration. Art journals are also a safe place for anyone to practice new techniques in various mediums while simultaneously exploring complex and intimate emotions in a safe and secure place. By combining drawing, painting, and mixed media techniques, students will learn to be resourceful in using what they have and establish the benefits of introspection and experimentation.
Kirsten Johnson is a jack-of-all-art, loving to tinker in anything from clay, jewelry making, acrylic painting, photography, and a wide variety of fiber arts. She even sings and acts! She got her start teaching art as a Teaching Artist with ahha many, many ages ago. She took a break to work in the real world then came back to teaching art with TPS for the past three years, first at Kerr Elementary and now at Hale Jr. High. Kirsten loves to teach the valuable life lessons that all art forms bring to students of all ages. Often times, her students, and her son, are the ones who inspire her personal artwork.
Thanks to the generosity of many donors, ahha Tulsa provides camp, class, and workshop scholarships to currently enrolled K–12 students with demonstrated financial need.
To apply for a scholarship for this program, please complete this form (do not complete registration at the link to the right). A letter of support from a caseworker or school counselor is required for consideration.
In addition to a professional development certificate, certified teachers receive 20% off of select ahha classes and workshops. To see if you qualify, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs and dates are subject to change. Ahha Tulsa reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or other conflicts. If cancellation occurs, registered participants will be contacted by ahha staff and will be refunded the full tuition. If another session is available, we will be more than happy to transfer your enrollment to that session. With inclement weather always possible, ahha reserves the right to close and cancel any scheduled classes and programs depending on severe weather conditions. If the ahha Hardesty Center is closed, a notice will be posted on our website. You may also call 918-584-3333 to confirm.
Beyond cancellations, no refunds or exchanges.