Embark on a journey exploring your Inner Hero(ine) through art.
This class is the frame in which to set your story. Your complicated, messy, true story. We use the Heroine’s Journey to build a narrative structure to tell this story. All of our stories are valid and important, no matter how insignificant we may think they are. Your story is worth telling.
Move past the inner critic.
Using the Heroine’s Journey as a storytelling trope helps us bypass any self-censorship by creating a narrative distance. It also helps us go beyond the inner critic and to go ahead and get those emotions out there and into the journal.
Process big feelings.
Collectively, we are going through some very intense and uncomfortable moments of growth and fear. The Inner Heroine class can help in processing some of those big feelings and giving them a home – an altered book – to live in. Using collage also supports this: cutting and pasting is a great way to keep your hands busy and your mind quiet. The techniques in this class are rooted in collage. We will be borrowing some techniques from pop-up books and making our own stamps and using our favorite hoarded ephemera for this class.
This class will not only help you document one journey that your heroine has undertaken, it will empower you to use these techniques again and again when you need them.
Finish this crazy year off strong. Come back to yourself, look within yourself, dig deep into your creativity, and finally reveal your inner hero/ine.
Vanessa is a Canadian artist who lives abroad. This has lead her to explore art as a way of connecting and engaging with the world. She loves to share what she learns in classes that speak directly from the heart.
This class is PACKED. It includes 42 lessons with 50 videos, resulting in 50 double-paged spreads, and a FULL altered book.
The supplies you will absolutely need for this class are:
This class is included in the Messy Membership + and available to purchase for all other memberships. Class access will remain as long as your membership is active. Long term access is not tied to any of our current memberships.