Art Journaling 101 with Nicole Chilton

Art Journaling 101 with Nicole Chilton

The SRAC continues to create accessible and free art experiences, especially during quarantine.

Join SRAC staff member & artist/writer Nicole Chilton live on Facebook for an intro to art journaling, basic tools, and a fun interactive activity. Perfect for all ages.

Basic Tools to have ready (optional if you want to play along:

Paper or journal
Pencils, pens, markers, crayons
Watercolor or Acrylic & Brush (plus clean water & paper towel)
Extra scraps of paper (Magazines, old envelopes, stamps, wrapping paper, etc)

To watch the video, click HERE.

For a list of Nicole's favorite tools, visit her personal blog HERE.

For some prompts to cut up and add to your "inspiration bowl":

  • Draw a bunch of stars
  • Scribble
  • Draw the outline of an object near you
  • Cover half your page with a wash of color
  • Write down a line from a favorite poem or song
  • Add a strip of paper or washi tape to the page
  • cut out the shape of an object, a body, or an animal
  • choose another prompt, and do it with your non-dominant hand
  • pick a color you don't love, and now pick another prompt
  • draw a few spirals
  • glue on a scrap of paper



Create a Mood Board for National Poetry month. Use a journal page or a piece of heavy paper. Add colors, words, images and scraps of paper that inspire you and connect you to a poem of your choosing. Share with us on social media! Add it to the event Facebook discussion, or tag us on social media @SpringfieldArts. 

If you'd like an example of a poem, consider "First Fig" by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - 

It gives a lovely light!


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