TOTEMS IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE TO GET MESSY MEMBERS.
In this course you will be introduced to four different sources of symbolism: spirit animals, archetypes, elemental and female symbols. For each totem, Vanessa will guide you through how to find your personal symbols and will teach interactive and intuitive art techniques that will allow you to incorporate each symbol, in a deeper way, into your artwork.
This course is a personal journey to identify elements in your personality and life. Once you have identified your symbol, you will learn ways to represent them in your art to best express yourself in ways other than words or photographs of yourself.
You do not need any prior knowledge of personal symbols to take this course as Vanessa will walk you through each step of understanding, researching, seeking, identifying and incorporating unique symbols in your work and life.
Vanessa is an avid art journaler. Her journey into this medium started in 2012 and she has loved every second of her artistic evolution. Totems is the fruit of her forays into symbolism and it’s importance in one’s own work. She loves to share what she learns and she hopes this class will lead you to explore new techniques.
In the class
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Get Messy is a catalyst for artistic growth, a guide for creative living through art journaling, a platform for rising artists of all types, and a creative community.
Video, text, and image based lessons to give an all-encompassing learning experience.
In Get Messy classes, teachers share secrets, processes, and techniques openly and with a whole bunch of heart.
Action steps to help you begin practising what you learn right away. We kinda pride ourselves on how practical our classes are...
A beautiful, printable workbook to accompany you on your creative adventure.
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.
THIS CLASS IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE TO GET MESSY MEMBERS.
Get Messy is your invitation to ignore perfection in lieu of making a mess, playing, and having serious fun. Your permission slip to ignore the dishes and work on your creative habit. Your connection to others who are on the same path as you. People who have “made it” as artists and those who are just beginning. Get Messy empowers you to live a creative life with a regular creative practice and a community of enthusiastic and creative people who totally get that feeling of too many art supplies, not enough time.
To help you really ignite that spark, Get Messy has:
Art and journaling prompts
Art technique tutorials that you can fit into your schedule
A place to ask questions, share your unbridled enthusiasm for your favorite type of glue, and discuss living a creative life with others trying to do the same!
Digital art dates - artist-led live masterclass where you create alongside other Get Messians (this is the amazing community part we keep talking about!)
I wouldn’t be able to create so much work without get messy's constant support and appreciation.
Prior to becoming a Messian, I had this black hole inside me – it asked for something, some creativity, some inspiration, but I didn’t know how to feed it. As I joined get Messy, I discovered a whole new world where creativity could be a part of your everyday life.
Get Messy will change your life. I can’t really remember pre-Get Messy anymore. Almost instantly after joining, I became more creative, more motivated to create and most importantly (for me) I met and connected with a group of the loveliest, truly like minded people for what felt like the first time ever.
I am forever grateful for this community who not only make me feel loved but also cause me to laugh…a lot! Since joining Get Messy I’ve created so much more, I’ve become more consistent in my creative practice each year since I’ve joined, and I’ve found amazing people to share life’s journey with. Get Messy has been a lifesaver and a home to me.
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Get Messy is the best art journaling community on the internet and we’d love to have you join us.
After registration you will have immediate access. You'll have access as long as you're a member to watch the lessons any time, at your own pace, with or without pants.
(our vote is always the pants-less option)
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 #totemsclass 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.