Art Journalling - Mini Books
Tutor: Paula WatkinsCourse Code: 3422-08


Art Journalling is a huge subject and there are so many styles and techniques to be learned. It is really enjoyable to spend each Summer School exploring a series of different themes and some of the special techniques associated with these.


In 2022 we will be making Mini Books. We will be looking at how exploring techniques in miniature can result in some exquisite pieces of work. We will be using a mixed media approach in our work, involving card, paper and fabric along with some unusual and vintage materials. We will be printing, drawing, embellishing with stitch and using collage to bring the pieces together. These tiny pieces of art are a delightful way to Art Journal in a unique and delightful way.

Please bring with you

Apron and Gloves
Medium weight Calico, half metre
Toilet roll (complete roll)
Pack of baby wipes
Small set of watercolour paints
Some used empty teabags.
PVA glue
Pritt stick x2
Acrylic paint: coloursof your choice including black, large tube of white, metallic
Brushes: a variety including coarse and finer detail brushes
Needles and thread
Heat gun
Journal of your choice with sturdy cartridge paper pages
Printer paper: lots
Black and white card
Fine liner black pens such as Uni Pin. Variety of nib sizes
Gel pens: Signo. White, gold etc
Sharp scissors for paper and fabric. Detail cutting scissors
Ruler, eraser, pencil
Lino cutting tools
Cutting mat
Old baking tray with a lip around it

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Paula will be bringing along some specialist materials for sale.



Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Paula Watkins

Paula Watkins

Paula Watkins is a mixed media and textiles artist, tutor, illustrator and author specialising in art books, art journalling and embroidery. She teaches around the country and abroad as well as designing specialist courses for schools and for the Government's Mental Health programme.

24th to 26th Aug 2022
Wednesday to Friday

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9.15amStudents arrive (coffee available)
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"Fantastic, enthusiastic and generous tutor." (Summer School 2019)

"A very enjoyable course delivered in a very friendly and informative way." (Summer School 2019)

"Paula was creative, informative, inspiring and inclusive. The course was beyond my expectations." (Summer School 2019)

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