Art Journaling Workship with Amber Walker

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St
Bangor Public Library

Registration is required, there is a limit of 15 students but observers are welcome. Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

Workshop Outline

All supplies will be provided by the artist.

Introductions and examples of art journal pages will be presented.

Warm-up exercises including color breathing (breathe in a color you like and breathe out a color of stress), listening to music while doodling, and writing prompts.

Create the background of the art journal page.

Cut images out of magazines.

Glue images on the pages and stamp and or doodle on the pages.

Close with final writing prompts to add to the pages.

Share pages if people are open to sharing and if time allows.

Discuss ways people can consistently continue the practice of art journaling.

About the artist

Amber has been art journaling for the past thirteen years. Her art journaling has coincided with her career as a social worker, this love of art becoming a therapeutic creative outlet and passion. The words, paint, and ink spill across the pages and canvas with no conscious plan or desired outcome, nothing off limits. The work is intuitive and often incorporates themes of women and the pursuit of freedom.

Amber Walker was born and raised in Maine. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2001 from the University of New England and returned to college for art courses following her time on active duty in the US Air Force. Amber has facilitated art journaling groups with veterans and homeless adults. Amber developed and held Art Journaling Workshops for professionals.

Amber has a part-time private therapy practice in downtown Bangor. She is a veteran, served ten years in the US Air Force and currently serving in the Maine Army National Guard. She has published artwork in eleven of Stampington & Company’s nation-wide magazine edition in 2018.

Amber had her altered book included in the Paste and Pages exhibition in the Harlow Gallery in June of 2013, art journal pages displayed in the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Art Gallery for the Combat Paper NJ Exhibition in 2015, and it was chosen for Artist’s Choice Exhibition in River Arts Gallery in 2017.

Visit Amber’s website for more information. She is also on Instagram @alteredbyamber.