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New Art Book Study Sessions


Book club is one of  my favorite ways to gather community.  Most of us can relate to the tendency to pick up an inspiring book by a respected artist/author only to have it sit and gather dust on the shelf with all our other good intentions.

Book club is a community gathering in which we actually work through said book(s).  Each week I facilitate activities directly from the pages of the latest/greatest art books our community is interested in.

We are gearing up to start some new books in a few weeks.  There are 4 to choose from with plenty of times for anyone’s busy schedule.

Please, if you have any questions at all about how book club works, just ask either here in the comments below or via email (andrea@aworkofheart.com)

Starting late August, 2017

Mondays 10am-12pm – Doodle Art & Lettering by Joanne Sharpe OR
Tuesdays 6-8pm – Doodle Art & Lettering by Joanne Sharpe OR
Thursdays 1-3pm – Doodle Art & Lettering by Joanne Sharpe

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 – No Excuses Art Journaling by Gina Rossi Armfield OR
Thursdays 7-9pm – No Excuses Art Journaling by Gina rossi Armfield

Fridays 10-12 – Zentangle Primer – by Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas

4 Sundays 10am-2pm – Bold Expressive Painting by Annie O’Brien Gonzalez


Loving the latest Book Club Selection


I was so excited to receive Joanne Sharpe’s new book (The Art of Whimsical Lettering)  that I switched gears and decided to cover it in our Spring Book Club.  We just finished Pam Carriker‘s “Creating Art at the Speed of Life” which was a tough act to follow but Joanne’s book is outstanding.

I’m really enjoying the prompts and visual inspiration.

It isn’t too late to join us.  There are 6 participating on Tuesday mornings and 4 in the Thursday night sessions.  You can always drop in for a single session and try it out.

Jump over to the calendar.

Here is the lineup of what we are doing and when…

April 8/April 11
 Making your “Letter Love” Journal
April 15/April 17 
Artful Letter Play pg 44-48, Artistic Alphabets pg 76-78, Art and Letters pg 97 & 99
April 22/April 24
Artful Letter Play pg 49-53, Artistic Alphabets pg 79-81, Art and Letters pg 100 & 101
April 29/May 1
Artful Letter Play pg 54-57, Artistic Alphabets pg 82-84, Art and Letters pg 102 & 103
May 6/May 8
Artful Letter Play pg 58-61, Artistic Alphabets pg 85-87, Art and Letters pg 108
May 13/May 15
Artful Letter Play pg 62-65, Artistic Alphabets pg 88-90, Art and Letters pg 111
May 20/May 22
Artful Letter Play pg 66-67, Artistic Alphabets pg 91-93, Art and Letters pg 114 & 115

I highly recommend this book!  We carry it in the shop or you can find it online here.


Announcing the next book club selection



So thrilled to have this book (just released)  in my hands.  It is the perfect selection for our spring book club.

Join us for 7 sessions April 1-May 20 (Tuesday mornings)  or April 3 –  may 22 (Thursday nights)
Only $30 per class session or $189 for all 7 sessions

Click here for more information and to register for the full session.

Click here to go to the calendar and register for individual sessions.

Practice Lettering in your very own “letter love”  journal and then add Lettering to your existing art journal pages.

We provide all the supplies you need except your personal art journal.  Bring your favorite Pens and writing tools or just use our stash.