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GROWN UP ART WITH YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD SUPPLIES

Pen & Ink is a course that is all about 3 simple tools: water, pens and inks. The course teaches you over 40 techniques using these 3 tools that are so versatile and unpredictable that you are guaranteed create unique and fun pages every time you splash a drop of water onto your pages. But, you have been warned: these techniques are not for the perfectionist inside of you. They are for the child and the wild, loud, rampaging artist inside of you who desires nothing more than to sling, splatter, pour, throw and fling paint into this world. If you are ready to let that child out, follow your teacher, Jules, into the amazing world of pen and inks and she will show you beauty in the unpredictable and the free flowing. Her style is loud, bold, fun and bright and will make you cry out in joy as you delve into her technicolour world.

This course is perfect for anyone who is ready to let your inner artist child take the reins and Get Messy.

The lessons in this course are not prescriptive but are open to interpretation. The purpose of these techniques is to inspire you to be more creative on your page with these simple products from your childhood and adding new go to skills to your art journal toolbox. You can use these new ideas to build wealth of background pages, simply play or to actively finish a page every time you learn a new technique. Don’t discount how simple you may think Pens & Inks are, because we promise, there are infinite possibilities for your pages inside this course if you are willing to dive in and Get Messy.

Your teacher

Julia Cusworth

@juliacusworth

Julia is a designer, avid art journaler, and colour lover from the north of England. Passionate about all things creative, travel, animals, and getting enough sleep. Forever in love with the fluidity of inky water on paper and old school colouring in.

Lesson Plan

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?

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.

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 #gmpenandink 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.