color PLAY journal virtual retreat

color PLAY journal virtual retreat


2-day virtual retreat + art.journal.PLAY mixed media lab membership

created by mixed media artist, designer and best-selling author Traci Bautista

For creative soul visionaries + artists

color PLAY journal virtual retreat is now available for self-guided access. Enrollment is open. Read on for more information and join in the creative journey.

mixed media techniques.
handmade bookbinding
live stream experience.
colorful PDF workbook.

During this 2-day intensive virtual online experience, you’ll cultivate your creative soul while experimenting with mark-making, colorful painting explorations and bookbinding all from the comfort of your home studio. During this workshop, you’ll build a one-of-a-kind art journal with painted fabrics and papers wrapped with a colorful woven embellished fiber spine. Explore printmaking, color studies, doodling, collage and bookmaking.

The art journal is a space to spill your dreams, hopes, fears and ideas…a place to experiment and PLAY!

You’ll spend time creating your own visual language, a personal graffiti and embark on a photo journey which will be intertwined in the pages of your handmade book.

This retreat was originally broadcasted live over a two-day timeframe.

Each day is full of guided instruction, colorful demos, Q & A.

I’ve taken my in-person studio retreats and bring them to you in a LIVE digital experience. It’s just like being in my studio and creating with me side-by-side. Real-time teaching, Q & A, interaction with a group of artists from around the world PLUS 3-month access to a spirited, supportive private community and additional mixed media content.

This virtual retreat was created just for YOU, you will get focused, you’ll set aside time to finish a project and take time just for YOU— two days to spend CREATING, PAINTING, and PLAYING in your studio.

art.journal.PLAY mixed media lab:  painting. printmaking. collage. color.

In this online mixed media experience, you’ll explore using the art journal as a creative canvas and catalyst for your artwork. You’ll learn to develop your own creative process and personal visual vocabulary.

This color PLAY journal experience kicks off with the 2-day intensive online retreat AND if you register for the color PLAY journal virtual retreat BUNDLE you’ll have access to the art.journal.PLAY mixed media lab + private community for three months. The mixed media lab content encourages you to explore developing your personal visual vocabulary and develop your own creative process that will lead you being fearless in front of the blank canvas.

Throughout your time in the mixed media lab, you’ll use the art journal/sketchbook to explore ideas, inspiration, and projects. Each month, I will share insight about my creative process and provide creative prompts and exercises to help you face the blank canvas fearlessly. Explore mixed media, connect more deeply with your creative soul and infuse creativity in your daily life.

are YOU ready to dive in?

What you get…

This is not another course that you don’t have time for. This is an interactive experience to guide you to develop your own creative process and style while building a one-of-kind art journal.

2-day virtual retreat + mixed media lab + membership community

When you register for the color PLAY journal virtual retreat BUNDLE, you’ll also receive 3 months access to art.journal.PLAY mixed media lab and private community, support, including monthly art journaling sessions with Traci, studio office hours live Q & A sessions, and an exclusive private forum where you can connect with fellow creatives and artists from around the world, brainstorm ideas, share artwork and hold each other accountable to doing the work.

The art.journal.PLAY mixed media lab is a place for you to dive into mixed media techniques, cultivate an art journaling/sketchbook practice, develop your creative process, define your unique artistic style and cultivate habits that will help you reach success on your terms. In this space, you will meet a tribe of like-minded artists who will be there to support you throughout your creative journey.

An interactive, supportive program  + community filled with art explorations, mixed media techniques and design exercises to encourage and push you to develop your creative confidence.

color PLAY journal retreat schedule

an optional pre-retreat orientation session, details will be emailed to you before the retreat. Here is the tentative schedule {this is subject to change}

January 2017 important dates

  • Pre-retreat orientation – Tuesday, January 10, 10:30am-11:30am
  • virtual retreat day one – Friday, January 13, 9:00am-4pm
  • virtual retreat day two – Saturday, January 14, 9:00am-4pm
  • color PLAY journal follow-up Q & A – Thursday, January 19, 10:30am-11:30am
  • **All times are Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles)
  • if you are unable to make the live events, the REPLAYS will be available right after the event finishes for self-guided access.