GIVEAWAY! Art Journal Summer School 2016

The most colourful & creative summer course is BACK! Art Journal Summer School is running for another year and I’m so happy to be part of the teacher lineup again!


You can register your spot at the super Early Bird Price right now (price reverts to normal after 31 May). Go to:

The course starts on 1 July and I’ve been working hard on my lesson which is going to be all about Expressive & Raw Art Journaling

There are so many reasons I absolutely love this course, but here are some main ones (and I hope they get you excited too!)

Reasons to love AJSS

  • All lessons are bite-sized (12-20 mins per lesson)
  • 21 super fun tutorial video lessons with PDFs
  • Limited supply list that fits into a toiletry bag
  • Perfect for taking on holiday or into the garden with you
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Super inspiring and diverse lineup of 14 teachers
  • Fully downloadable (including a handy download pack of all lessons)

If you’d like a sneak peek of the lessons & teachers then have a look at this short video:

Limited Supplies

As before all the supplies fit into a toiletry bag so you won’t be lugging around your whole art supply collection (who has ever packed too many art supplies when going on holiday… it’s so hard to choose… *raises hand*)


Download the supply list here

What’s New?

Apart from the unique new lineup of teachers, what’s also new this year is that all lessons include a printable PDF (mine is super pretty and shows everything step-by-step!) AND you will be able to download a handy pack of all lesson materials in one go. So basically you’ll only need internet access ONCE, and then you can load up your iPad/laptop/etc and go to the remotest corner of the earth (or you know, the bottom of your garden or something) and do all the lessons.

We had SO much fun last year and I really hope you will join us (again) this year!


Iā€™m super excited to be able to give away one spot on Art Journal Summer School!

To enter please:

This giveaway is now CLOSED and the winner has been notified. Thank you to everyone who entered. Please feel free to take a scroll through all the super helpful comments in which everyone shared their favourite supplies to take on holiday/vacation!

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. Suzanne Usher says:

    I’m already subscribed to your joyfully inspiring newsletter, thank you so much. As for what essential art supplies to take on holiday? Ummm, well admittedly as a uni student I don’t get on holiday too often (if at all). And as a struggling total newbie to art journalling, and someone who doesn’t feel very artistic at the best of times (but desperately wants to be!) it sadly doesn’t even occur to me to take art supplies on holidays with me. See why I need help? Hahaha! But off the top of my head, if I could take something with me, it would probably be my relaxation colouring book and some coloured pencils, as that’s my level of creativity so far! Lol! šŸ˜€

  2. Must have supplies? I never go anywhere without my art journal and Stabilo pencil – gesso is high on the list also!

  3. A plain black marker is my most important tool! šŸ™‚

  4. Lori shoemaker says:

    I can not live without my fountain pens.

  5. I need to have a pencil to sketch! Everything else is optional, as without supplies I already have drawn on cereal boxes, on paperbags, and watercolored with coffee (succesfull) and grass (not very succesfull). However, I go for the neocolor II II and a tube of white acrylics ar fundamental.

  6. Leisha says:

    I must have a drawing supply and a few water color pens.
    Some days I want to take it all with me “grins”
    Thank you for all you do Iris

  7. sandra says:

    My must take art supply is my journal with my watercolor set and my waterbrush. Love to work with those anywhere I am

  8. Galina says:

    Must have art supplies. Paper,regular pencil,a black pen,and colored pencils.

  9. Misschien kan ik op deze manier toch meedoen aan de art journal summer school! Dat zou toch wat zijn! Ik neem altijd, van wat ik van Marieke heb geleerd, een toilettas mee met verf, krijt, washi tape, wat sjablonen, tekenmateriaal etc. Maar wat vooral niet mag ontbreken bij mij is.. eh.. eigenlijk moet alles gewoon mee op vakantie! Ik kan echt niet zonder verf, krijtjes, potloden en stiften en washi tape! Enne ik ben geabbonneerd op je nieuwsbrief! Ben benieuwd!?

  10. Ronda Conley says:

    I like to bring sketching materials and watercolors, easy peasy! I Would love to win a spot in this class. Thanks, Ronda

  11. Must haves when I leave home. Water colour pad, sketching pad in small and large, black pens in a variety of size. Gelly Rolls and my paint pens. Dont forget scissors, glue and collage paper for journalling. Wow wishing I was packing may bag now.
    Thank you for this great opportunity.

  12. Madhvi Shah says:

    Book, brushes, stamps and memento ink

  13. Meagan Ramaekers says:

    My absolute must take art supply are my watersoluble crayons! They are my all time favorites and I use them in EVERYTHING i create!

    I would love to win a spot on the course, it would be so awesome to be a part of it!

    Keep up the great work!!

    ? Meagan

  14. Sherry says:

    My little palette of KOI watercolors is a must have! They don’t take up much room and are so easy to use with its little water brush.
    and btw I am really looking forward to this class..

  15. Gosh!! This is a tough question!!

    1. My Caran D’ache water-soluble crayons 5 favourite colours
    2. Stabilo All Pencil – black.
    3. My black charcoal pencil
    4. Posca in black
    5. My travel watercolour set
    6. My fingers to paint . LOL!!! my watercolour brushes X2
    7. My Canson sketch book.
    8. Eraser.
    9. Sharpener
    10. My Lyra Graphite water-soluble 6b stick
    11. A micron black pen
    12. A graphite 2b pencil.

    I wish I could add more!!

    Thank you for the opportunity!! have a great weekend!!
    oh!! I love your creativity!!

  16. Maureen W. says:

    Small travel case packed with my top 10 half pans of watercolor, a water brush, a fine mechinal pencil and a black pen.

  17. Patricia Gonzalez-Esparza says:

    My small watercolors, water brush, sketchbook, pencils…Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot.

  18. Usually, just a sketch pad and pencil but I’m planning a mixed media assortment for this summer. I haven’t gotten far so this class and list are perfect. Im pretty sure Neo IIs will be a must have.

  19. Water soluble crayons, purple, lime green, and turquoise, salmon pink. Dark purple prismacolor colored pencil. Aqua watercolor brushes, micron pens. White gesso. That’s my go to supply list.

  20. I love my stabilo all pencil and my acrylic paints. Thanks you for a chance to win a spot! So excited about this course

  21. Raine Phoenix says:

    I need my journal, some acrylic paints, stencils, a small bag of pix and some pens…black and white.

  22. Elizabet Lumsden says:

    My travel Koi watercolors! I would love to take this course, too bad funds are low šŸ™

  23. Adrienne says:

    Setting aside the basics (paintbrushes, paper, pencil etc), my number one art supply to bring with me when traveling is my watercolours. Thanks so much for all you do!

  24. Christelle Hamon says:

    So hard to choose!!! I’d start with my neocolor ii crayons, small bottle of clear gesso, waterbrushes, peerless watercolours, my japanese black carbon ink fountain pen, uniball signo gel pens white and sparkling pink, 2/4b pencil, stabilo all pencil in black, small uhu glue stick, book pages, small tube of white gouache (or gesso), my crayola colouring pencils (the small ones; all 64 fit in a small pencil case, I swear!!!) a couple of small handmade stamps with archival ink pad in Watering Can, some bubble wrap and my tinted charcoal pencils in Slate and Thistle for shading. Is that too much or can I have more?!! šŸ˜‰

  25. Christelle Hamon says:

    Oh! And homemade journal of course!!!! :-S

  26. Since I’ve just begun this journey, and I’m homebound I never have the need to choose any one thing. So, I can imagine it would be the sketch pad and pencils.
    I’m in a stage where I’ve taken a few classes, love the teachers, yet I’ve never finished the entire class. I still have a couple mini lessons to do, but I’ve put them off. Everytime I begin a new project, I get intimidated while all my classmates are all doing so well.
    I’ve been in the hospital, get too far behind and say ” that’s a waste”, “I’m not good enough” and ” why bother, my art will never be good enough”.
    Thank you so very much for your inspiring words.

  27. Danielle says:

    What I can’t do without on holiday: My inktense pencils, neocolr 2 and a waterbrush, definitely a waterbrush!

  28. Rhonda says:

    I must have a small journal, three to four extra fine tip colored sharpies, & my water based crayons, all carried in my mini tote.

  29. Stine H says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter, thanks for much inspiration!!? I have a small bag with my tiny moleskine sketch book, stabilo all Pencil, some neocolor crayons and waterbrush that is with me everywhere I go. If I add gesso, some watercolors and markers I’m ready for this class, thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!?