Art Journal Summer School Giveaway

Oooh how hard it’s been to keep quiet about this these past few months, but the time is finally here that I’m able to tell you all about the most exciting online art journal course & community launching this summer!!


You can register for your spot on this wonderful course at a super Early Bird Price right now (price reverts to normal after 31 May). Go to:

We start on 1 July and I’m currently busy preparing my lesson which is called

An Intuitive Burst of Colour- creating intuitively and embracing imperfection

I’m so excited to be teaching alongside such an awesome team of artists. I will be sharing sneak peeks of what you can expect in my lesson as we count down to the launch date!

You can watch the promo video here (you seriously want to watch this, Marieke makes the most awesomely fun videos, and you get 10 of her lessons on this course as well as 10 lessons by us guest teachers!):

Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway!!!

I’m giving away one spot to a very lucky winner!

To enter please:
1. sign up to my newsletter (opens in a new window)
2. leave a comment telling me where you will be art journaling this summer (and if you want to expand on that then tell me a bit more about whether you’ve art journaled on holiday before and what you love about journaling on location!).

This giveaway is now closed and winner has been notified. Thank you to everyone who entered.

PS If you register for Art Journal Summer School through my link you are supporting me to keep bringing you awesome (free) content & courses. Yay you!

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  1. Hoi Iris,
    Dit jaar neem ik mijn spullen mee naar Kroatie om te kunnen art journalen. Lekker in de voortent van de caravan na een stranddag bezig zijn met verf, stencils, neocolors in mijn art journal. Ik krijg het nog druk in de vakantie 😉
    Voor iedereen een fijne en mooie zomer!
    Liefs, Marga

  2. Catherine says:

    Not a whole lot of fun this summer for me – I am going to be art journalling in hospital, and then at home while I recover from surgery. But maybe later in the autumn I’ll take my journal to Cornwall while I visit family. 🙂

  3. I love the internet. It is amazing that we can receive wonderful artist such as yourself, whom I would never get to know without the internet.

    Hope to be inspired!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  4. I will be art journaling in a new location, new place and new adventure.
    Well not to happy about moving from sunshine to cold, but I have
    my art journaling to fill my soul.
    thank you for the opp to enter in your free giveaway.

  5. hi Iris,
    my journal and i (along with hubs and kids ;-)) are staying home this year. This way my journal and ik know for sure we won’t forget to pack stuff (like the last time i went on a holiday)
    wish you lots of fun making your class and an amazing, good and creative summer
    love annemiek

  6. Actually, I have no idea where I will be this summer, probably at home or maybe in the north of the Netherlands in our caravan. Last year we were there and I only had some gelato’s and markers with me. The art journal page I liked best, was done with a pen…
    Iris I love your artwork! Very inspiring!

  7. hi Iris! I would love to win a spot on this course! I am going on an artists retreat in Italy and it would be amazing to do the journalling summer school while I am there! (p.s. I have already signed up to your newsletter so didnt click that bit this time!)

  8. Peggy K says:

    This year it will be a staycation! I’ll be journaling in my garden, hoping to be inspired by flowers, birds, bees, and butterflies! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!!

  9. Beth Weatherford says:

    I will be summer jounaling at home this summer with just a few short weekend trips to places I love, our cabin in the woods by the river (so calming &peaceful), and a trip to the waterpark with our kids that are home from college for the summer. Mostly, I enjoy my Journaling in the early morning quiet with my three dogs and my cup of coffee.

  10. i’ll be journaling in my studio, the garden, at wineries, and at the beach!

  11. Deb@asimplelifequilts says:

    I have 3 trips planned for the summer and would welcome tips on portable journaling!

  12. Sheri S says:

    This course looks like so much fun! I will be journaling in my own back yard this summer, and hopefully on some weekend trips to the mountains. Love your work!

  13. Colleen T. says:

    I haven’t journaled on vacation yet, I just started my first journal early this year! But I’m excited to take my supplies with me to the lake next month to see the inspiration of a new place!

  14. Hope Martin says:

    This summer I am going to be in Toronto Canada and surrounding cities….winning a spot would be inspirational. Thank you for the opportunity!

  15. Kathy Cook says:

    I am new to art journaling and need a lot of help. I think your summer art journal class would be the perfect thing to help me learn the process.

  16. Iris, I will rating on the Jersey shore this summer with my 2 daughters. I’ve waited 10 years for this trip back to where I grew up (it’s a two-day drive to get there). I’ve already started packing my art supplies so that I am ready to work through any childhood stuff that surfaces while I’m there. Starting a new art journal sounds like a great idea!

  17. Iris, thanks for the chance! I will be on vacation for two weeks – going to Avon, Colorado and South Dakota to go visit Mount Rushmore, I usually sketch and water color when I’m on the road.

    Hugs, Carmen
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  18. im planning a trip to Europe with my family. Hope to so some art journaling as we travel!

  19. Melinda says:

    just learning art journaling,so I feel like this class would be really great beginning!

  20. Melinda says:

    Forgot to add I will be laid up come July 10th. I am having surgery on my heel for heel Spurs. Can’t put any wait on it for six weeks then a walking cast.will take me 4 mos. to recover,then I have to have it done to my other foot. So I am going to have a lot of down time,and this seems simple enough I can manage to do it from the couch as I recuperate.

  21. Kristin Chadwick says:

    I will getting my journaling done this summer, on the go….following my adorable special needs kiddo to her many appointments for therapies. It’s my only uninterrupted time I have because she requires so much attention and by the time she goes to bed at night, I’m too exhausted to do anything but zone out on Netflix!

  22. Wendy Winston says:

    I will be sitting down at the water watching the seagulls and the boats are trying to clear my mind and de stress with my jornal.

  23. Sharon says:

    i found you on Facebook and this looks just wonderful! I will be journaling my imaginary travels from my sofa this summer, as I am laid up in ill health. Doing art would be the perfect therapy. I would so love to win the extra spot!

  24. We will be mostly staying close to home this summer but we live in the lovely Pacific Northwest (U.S.) and I hope to spend as much time as possible at the Oregon coast. I’m very new to Art Journaling so have to try it on vacation.
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  25. Radhika says:

    Hi i am going to do my art journal at home this summer. i really want to win a spot , that would help me to learn and improve my style and my art. Thank you.

  26. Hi Iris, I love taking my art journal camping. I mainly take the journal, a set of prisma colour pencils and a few pens, like a black pen and a white posca pen. I don’t tend to use paints when I am away. I have recently made a peerless palette. So next time I might take that with me as it is also small and easy to carry with me.
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  27. Monica says:

    I will be art journaling with my granddaughters mostly at home, but am traveling to Eastern Canada with my three sisters, where I hope to art in the great outdoors! Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in this awesome course!