Spread 0172 – Join Me

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Spread 0172 – Join Me

18 May 2014

Nova Color acrylic paints, black gesso, cardboard, Golden fiber paste, Sigano white gel pen, Micron black pen.

I am a solitary creature by nature, yet there is something very special about joining like minded art journalers for a day or two of art journaling as I did in the creation of this spread from a class with Orly Avineri. You have four opportunities to join me in art journaling coming up.

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I am teaching two new one day classes in Los Angeles at MAKE ART IN L.A. hosted by Barbara Buckles.

Finding Yourself – Join us for a day of exploration to discover YOUR style in art journaling. Working with copies of childhood and/or family photos and other images you feel a connection to such as a tree, a chair, or other special object(s), we’ll use paint, paper, pens, markers, found objects, and image transfer techniques to enhance your layouts. This workshop is all about developing and exploring your unique voice through style, color, image, and words. For everyone, all skill levels.

Men Only – Gentlemen, join us for a day of journaling through paint and collage. Art journaling is private; it’s just for you. It’s not about outcome; it’s about the process of creating to express yourself. For beginning and seasoned artists alike.

Finding Yourself – Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10:30-4:30 – $100

For Men Only – Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 10:30-4:30 – $100

MAKE ART IN L.A. is a wonderful new teaching venue in The Loft at Liz’s, located upstairs above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 453 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angles, CA 90036.

If you have any questions regarding classes email me at bkasstle@icloud.com.

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2 Day workshop at the Pacific Northwest Art School – Whidbey Island, Washington

I am excited to announce I will be teaching at the Pacific Northwest Art School on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. I will be teaching my class Personal Images on August 2-3 2014. I am excited to be joining my friends Orly Avineri and Terry Garrett who will also be teaching at there as well, click on their names for their class info and dates. You can find my class information here. If you have any questions regarding the class email me at bkasstle@icloud.com

Personal Images:

We all have images that we are drawn to, photographs and images that are personal to us.  It could be a certain animal, even a chair, or childhood photos we are drawn to.  In this two-day class we will explore our own personal images.  We will explore why and what makes these images important to us. Using layers of paper, and paint, and our pens we will explore, reveal and conceal pages that are meaningful to you.  We will explore image transfers to layer.  It is really all about you, your words, your images, your colors, and your mark making.  We will spend our days making your art journal pages uniquely about you.



I am excited to be teaching my first online art journaling class and to be one of 21 teachers joining together for the Fall 2014 21 Secrets Art Journaling Workshop!

Internal Artifacts

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Come and explore art journaling as tool for a deeper understanding of ourselves. We will unearth and explore the links and connections of our past and present. Writing prompts will reveal and challenge some of our long-held beliefs. Using our personal images we will uncover the secrets of our self. Layering writing, collage, paint, mark making, we will develop deeply personal pages which express your own intimate style. We will explore image transfers for layering. Join me in the creation and excavation of found papers to make your own handmade papers to layer in our journals. Learn techniques to challenge and build your skills in our visual language. Be willing to be vulnerable and express yourself truthfully and openly, in your journal. It is all about you! Wont you join me in lively marking making, collaging and painting to celebrate the joy of expressing ourselves through our pages?

You can go to the 21 Secrets Fall 2014 link here to sign up.

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00June 4th, 2014|Art Journals|8 Comments


  1. emilyclineart June 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Holy moly I love your work, Brian. Congratulations on the upcoming classes! Such a gift you’ll be giving. Know I’m right there with you in spirit!

    • apaperbear June 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Emily thank you! You can still join me in my online classes on 21 secrets and get 20 other classes from other artists as well!

      Thank you again! Hugs Bri

  2. Orly June 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Woooooooweeeeee!!! LOVE it all, the second spread is absolutely bananas, out of this world. And the teaching!!!!!! Oh the teaching…I am so excited for you Brian, AND for me, as I am taking one of your classes in LA, not the Men Only one…(-: Let’s bring out the journaling men out of all the holes they are hiding in. Way to cause a revolution Brian. Much love!!!

    • apaperbear June 4, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you Orly for all of your love, support and prodding! I love you!

  3. Monica aka The Creative Beast June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on all the teaching you are doing Brian! And the journal spreads look amazing, as always =)

  4. Patricia Lacroix June 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Stunning as always Brian, and congrats on the teaching gigs! I’m psyched you’ll be accessible to me through 21 Secrets since I don’t live close enough to join any of your in-person classes.

  5. John June 5, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

    I feel like I am back in your house with these colors. Terrific piece! 🙂

  6. Seth June 8, 2014 at 12:08 am - Reply

    How wonderful for all the art journalers and artists out there that you will be sharing so much with so many so often and so soon. Excellent!

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