Welcome to this inspiring interview with Krista Zeiter, a Teaching Artist at Rumriver Art Center and art therapist. For Krista, art has always been more than just a means of creating a final product. It has been a transformative avenue to process experiences and nurture her identify.
“My favorite way to keep drawing is through my art journal. I bring it everywhere, so if something catches my attention I can do a quick sketch or sit down and take my time.” Larry Weinberg
The big problem in getting started on a blank page is where to start or what to draw. It can be such a problem that we put down the pencil and do something else. For my teen art journal class we tried an exercise to break through the blank page. This exercise works for your… Read More
At the beginning of each year I like to welcome the New Year with a seasonal planner spread in my journal. Its a fun project looking at 2012 and drawing our favorite items for each season. Materials: Art Journal, Sketching pencil, Sharpie, and your choice of pencils, markers, watercolors and more. Step #1: Open your… Read More
One of my favorite art projects is doing a two page spread, it frees students from having to keep their ideas on just one page. To get them started I like to use a landscape artist, for this project we will use Vincent Van Gogh 1888 painting “The Sower”. Step #1: Open journal to two… Read More
A project I like to start my art journal sessions with is the “journal planner”. This projects helps students see the six weeks in a visual form using six pages of the art journal. Step 1; Open the journal up so there is two pages in front of you. Draw a vertical line down the… Read More
My favorite way to keep drawing is through my art journal. I bring it everywhere, so if something catches my attention I can do a quick sketch or sit down and take my time. Choosing the right art journal is important, you want a journal that is small enough to go anywhere and big enough… Read More