Courageous Adventures in ARt Journaling

Join Char and Claudette as they collaborate on an exploration of courageous adventures in art journaling

Expose It, Ink It, Grunge It, Explore It, Color It, Wreck It, and Tag It!

  • Explore the idea of exposing moments of inspiration within our journals at the start of a new creative project
  • Explore inks and a few inky techniques
  • Explore techniques to use within your journal to create intricate, textured, messy layers. Bring out your inner rock n roller
  • Ask, “What if?” and explore ideas or techniques you’ve been curious about
  • Pull out the paints and start adding some color!
  • Get courageous, adventurous, and seriously bold, and go out of your comfort zone
  • Play with fabric scraps, messy stitching, and gathered elements to create tags of motivation and inspiration.

This class is for you if you want to:

Give yourself permission to try techniques in bold ways, push boundaries without giving up your style, explore and find new ways to express yourself, get loose and free without expectations annnnnd just have fun and get messy!

Your guides

Claudette Hasenjager & Char deRouin

Claudette Hasenjager is a mixed media artist who believes that art heals the soul. It is this deep calling from within that has fueled her passion for exploring various forms of creative expression. Her work reflects the many facets of her inner landscape and gives expression to her multi-passionate personality. Claudette strives to inspire others to heed the call of their own unique creative yearning.

Char is an artist, designer and maker whose work is abstract, intuitive and organic in style, with a no-rules approach. She is influenced by experiences and emotions; colors, patterns, and just about any kind of ephemera out there! Char loves using her creativity for personal expression and connection.


Lesson Plan

This class is PACKED. It includes 14 lessons with 18 videos, resulting in a FULL, chunky journal.

To get an idea of Claudette and Char’s teaching style, and to stretch your creativity, check out the free lesson.

Want a taste of the class for free?

To get an idea of Claudette and Char’s teaching style, and to stretch your creativity, check out the free lesson.

This class is included in the Get Messy Membership or available for purchase on its own.

As a member of Get Messy, you have access to the class as long as you are a Get Messy member.  If you prefer to have lifetime access, you may purchase this class separately. This means that you will pay a one time fee for access regardless of your status as a member. Lifetime access is not tied to a membership and will give you access for the lifetime of Get Messy. As long as this class is offered, you will have access. 

Free Lesson

Try out the class for free


Try out a free lesson from the class for free with no strings attached


Included in the Get Messy membership

$39 per month 

Access to the class as long as you are a Get Messy member.

Access to the entire Get Messy library – 100+ classes, 1000+ art journaling lessons, 100+ teachers

Access to the private Get Messy community to ask your teacher questions and interact and build connection with other artists in the class

14 day money back guarantee

One-time Payment

Access only to the class


Lifetime access to the class, regardless of your status as a Get Messy member

14 day money back guarantee

Should I choose the one-time payment or membership option?

You have the option for purchasing this class on its own or as part of the membership.

The choice depends on how you create.

Membership: the Get Messy membership is here for the creative soul with restless hands and a busy mind (and schedule), ready to cultivate a consistent art habit that allows you to release your truth, emotions, and dreams onto the page. For those who prefer to live an all-encompassing creative life with catalysts that spur on the creative habit.

One-time payment: for the creative who loves knuckling down and diving deep into a class. Someone who prefers to focus on one thing and take the time it requires before moving onto the next. The bonus is that you get to keep the class forever and it will wait for you during your busy seasons and be there when you’re ready again. You might also be wanting to test the Get Messy teaching style out a bit and this is a good way to dip your toes in. You can enroll in the full class or enjoy the free lesson here.



What format do I receive the class in?

This class is powered by Get Messy.

During registration, you will choose your own username and password for the private site.

If you’re enrolling as a once-off class and already have a Get Messy account (yay), just make sure you’re already logged in and your details will already be there. All of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site for the lifetime of Get Messy. The lessons are a mixture of video and written instruction given in English with a pair of brilliant accents. To get an idea of the lesson style and Claudette and Char’s teaching technique, check out the free lesson.

Do I have to start on a specific date?

This is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm. The Get Messy community will be going through it together, but it’s not date-specific.

What do I need for this class?

A journal, your current preferred supplies, and an open heart! A detailed list of supplies is shared inside the course, but you likely have what you need on hand and we never recommend spending a lot of money on supplies without knowing how and if you will use them. Always take creative license to substitute or use supplies that you already have and love.

    How long do I have access to this class?

    If you’re enjoying this as part of the membership, you’ll have access as long as you’re a member (along with the rest of our chunky library).

    If you’re enrolling as a once-off class, your access is for ever ever.*

    * Disclaimer: Get Messy is not Ms. Jackson, and “lifetime access” means the lifetime of the company.

    Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?

    Member? You have a dedicated private space in the community where Char + Claudette delight in answering any questions you have about the class content.

    Once-off class purchase? You won’t have access to the community unless you join Get Messy at a later time.

    Can I share my work and what I learn in this class?

    That would be awesome!

    There is a dedicated gallery and discussion going on inside the community. You’re also welcome to share on Instagram using #gmcourageousadventures and tag @getmessyartjournal in your stories.