The Creative Gent’s Class on Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School


Sunset on the ferry to Whidbey Island


Myself, Terry, John, Irene, and Jacki


Our class deep in progress.


John teaching


A photo of a demo


John demoing a technique.

Spread 204 - Hold My Hand - 72

Spread 204 – Hold My Hand

July 2015

Nova Color acrylic paint, vintage and personal images, matte medium, white gesso, Sigano white gel pen, china marker.

It is hard to believe it has been two weeks since I have been back from teaching at Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School with John Arbuckle and Terry Garrett. We taught our three day art journaling class – Journeys in Art Journaling. It was a fabulous class thirteen students – Jan, Lisa, Cindy, Jacki, Betsy, Tina, Greg, Irene, MaryAnn, Marilyn, Elizabeth, Celeste, and Wendy our fabulous assistant. It was a whirlwind of a class, in three days we made a 15 spread journal, cover and pouch and taught 15 spreads. Teaching with John and Terry was a dream – so easy and so fun together. So much fun John, Terry nd I will be back to teach a 5 day class in July 31 through August 4 2017!

If you have not been to Whidbey Island I suggest you make it a vacation spot. It is so lovely and the sunsets are amazing. And take a class at the Pacific Northwest Art School. 

2018-05-03T13:39:40+00:00August 21st, 2015|Workshops|13 Comments


  1. Orly August 21, 2015 at 3:15 am - Reply

    You can just feel the warm, magnificent, and lively atmosphere you three created….fantastic..

  2. jacki long August 21, 2015 at 4:15 am - Reply

    Great shots, Brian! I feel so lucky to have been in your class with John and Terry. We all learned so much! Thank you!

    • apaperbear August 21, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Thank you for being such an awesome friend and student!

  3. MaryAnn August 21, 2015 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Loved being a part of your class, Brian. Wonderful techniques. Loads of fun. Your team work was buttoned up.

    • apaperbear August 21, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Oh I simply loved having you in class MaryAnn! I love you!!!!

  4. MaryAnn August 21, 2015 at 5:20 am - Reply

    ps …. love your Hold My Hand

  5. John August 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    What a treasure of time we hold in our hearts from such a memorable experience! I just relived it through your photos, Brian. Moments captured to live on not only in your virtual world but in our minds forever. Thank you for the most amazing time together!

    • apaperbear August 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      It truly was John! Thank YOU for an amazing time. Looking forward to so many more!

  6. Irene August 29, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Those smiles on our faces reflect our friendships. Thanks so much for a memorable workshop.

  7. Seth September 3, 2015 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Looks as special as I knew it would be. And so many familiar faces!

  8. Sharmon Davidson September 29, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great time was had by all, along with lots of learning… very lucky students, I would say!

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