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Memorial Hall Library

Art Journaling: The Basics Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 7:30pm

Looking for a creative outlet in the new year? A way to express your thoughts and feelings that goes beyond written journaling? In this interactive class, you will learn techniques on combining your written work with simple art techniques to help you establish an art journaling practice of your own. You will create a “paper bag” journal and several spreads throughout the evening using limited supplies that you should have on hand.

Use only what you have…no need to go and purchase!
A paper bag
A stack of scrap paper/magazine pages
A stack of junk mail
A paper punch
A piece of ribbon or string
Something to add color (paint, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, and/or crayons)
Sharpies/black markers in varying sizes
Embellishments (only if you have them), i.e. decorative tapes, ribbon, stickers, tissue paper, etc.

View some of Jennessa's creations from her daily art practice here.

Register through Zoom.

Jennessa Durrani is a life coach, artist, wife and mother to two crazy boys—11 and 15.  Jennessa works with working moms helping them see their path forward to a life of their own design—one that they find fulfilling without sacrificing time spent with their family. She does this through one on one coaching, workshops, and public speaking and in her writing. Her audiences benefit from her extensive business background and creative flair. And they can't help but have fun along the way, as Jennessa lends her positive personality, exceptional humor, and high energy to every project and engagement. Prior to launching her coaching practice, Jennessa worked as a solopreneur in corporate and nonprofit event planning where she was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top 25 Event Management firms in the Boston area for more than 15 years. Jennessa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University's College of Design and an MBA from Northeastern University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society - the highest honor a business student can receive. Jennessa has been published in The Boston Business Journal, More, Women’s Business, The Andovers and the Andover Townsman and pens a blog at where she shares her tips, hacks, insights and inspiration to living a life by design.