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EXPLORE AND EXPERIMENT WITH INTUITIVE MARK MAKING

Details, layers and marks can elevate your art journaling to the next level. Mark making can be an instinctive and natural way to add more layers and interest to your art.

In Messy Marks, you will be shown how to expand your idea of mark making and will learn to rely on your intuition to create them.

In this course, you’ll learn how to create interesting and vibrant marks in your art journal with a variety of tools and techniques. We will cover different types of marks, embracing intuitive creativity, and how to layer marks in a cohesive way. Create beautiful layers of details with various supplies such as paint, markers, pens and unconventional supplies. The course is full of real time video instruction demonstrating each technique.

Your teacher

Torrie Lynn

@foxandhazel

Torrie Lynn is an artist residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has always been creative and lover of all things loud & bright. She has been making marks and scribbles on every surface she could find since she was young. Her artwork focuses on loud colors, layers and lots of mark making.

With Messy Marks, Torrie hopes to encourage students to embrace intuitive mark making to further enhance their artwork. She loves to teach others how to tap into their creativity even further, and hopes this class helps you do just that!

Lesson Plan

Introduction

Welcome to Messy Marks

Lesson 01

Mark Making Warm Ups

Lesson 02

Scribbles

Lesson 03

Dots + Dashes

Lesson 04

Lines, Lines, Lines

Lesson 05

Simple Shapes

Lesson 06

Unconventional Marks + Tools

Lesson 07

How to Layer Marks

Bonus

Marks Imitate Art

In the class

Messy Artist values

Being a Messy Artist means embracing the messy middle, valuing connection, being enthusiastic, and kind.

Visual teaching

Video, text, and image based lessons to give an all-encompassing learning experience.

Expert advice

In Get Messy classes, teachers share secrets, processes, and techniques openly and with a whole bunch of heart.

Actionable exercises

Action steps to help you begin practising what you learn right away. We kinda pride ourselves on how practical our classes are...

Print-ready workbook

A beautiful, printable workbook to accompany you on your creative adventure.

Art tribe

You don't only get the best teacher, but you get the best classmates. You have access to the course teacher, student support, and inspiration through the Get Messy Forums and the course hashtag.

Student art

Pssst: You could be making art like this…

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. 

Membership

Included in the Get Messy membership

$29 per month 

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

Access to the entire Get Messy library – 20+ classes, 30+ seasons, 1000+ art journaling lessons, 100+ teachers

14 day money back guarantee

One-time Payment

Access only to the class

$50

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.

What format do I receive the class in?

Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. All of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

Do I have to start on a specific date?

No, this is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm.

What do I need for this class?

The supplies you will absolutely need for this class are:

  • Art journal
  • White cardstock
  • Your favourite drawing pen
  • Acrylic paint

How long do I have access to this class?

As long as you are a Get Messy member.

Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?

Since this is a self-paced class, we recommend tagging the teacher on Instagram when you share your work or sending her a DM. 

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

Yes! Please share your work and your responses to the class on your social media sites of choice. We love Instagram, so share your pages using the course hashtag #gmmessymarks and you may see your work shared on the Get Messy account. We also have Galleries with student work within Get Messy for very specific inspiration.