Classes in California–Mark Your Calendar

Give yourself a gift of meaning-making for the holidays. Or give your best friend, sister, or someone you value a gift of a raw art class. I’ll be in California in January–on the 21st and 22nd. (Saturday and Sunday). If you are going to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association), you may want to break away and do something for yourself.

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Saturday, January 21.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  One-Sentence Journaling
207 N. Broadway St., Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701

What will you do in class?

My classes are a little different from other classes–you won’t walk out with a pretty gift for your sister. Instead, you’ll walk out with ideas that will fill your life with explorations of your world and meaning making in your journey.

If you’ve started a dozen journals, but have never finished any of them, if you have always loved the idea of keeping a journal, but haven’t ever kept one, or if you have kept a journal but don’t find it satisfying, this class will make your heart glow.

You’ll start with one word and grow it into a pile of words and a box to keep them in. You’ll chose a word and use it to start your journal with just one sentence. Two, if you are ambitious.

This class is about the power of words you use every day, and the words you want to use on your journey through life. You will laugh hard and write deeply, one sentence at a time. Raw art is part of the mix, and your pages will have color and design on them to help you stay connected with your writing.

At the end of the class, you will have completed at least five journal pages
and have enough ideas and techniques to last you for years to come.

Price: $88. Register at the bottom of this page on Jenny Doh’s website.

Bubbles, by Quinn McDonald

Sunday, January 22, Journaling for Perfectionists.
Location: Zinnia
1024 S. Mission St. South Pasadena, CA 91030  Phone: 626.441.2181

What Will You Do in Class?
Started a bunch of journals but never finished one? Don’t want to start a journal because you will “ruin” it? Join me–a journal-keeper and recovering perfectionist– to play in your journal. You’ll learn ways to start your journal, ways to save a “ruined” page, and intriguing ways to write in your journal regularly and be satisfied with your work. If you are new to art journaling, even better, because we will be adding color to the pages as well.
Be prepared to laugh a lot, too. At yourself, and at the odd and bouncy walls we build around our lives with perfectionism.

How long:
2.5 hours–11:30 to 2:00 on Sunday, January 22.
Price: $55  To register: Call Tamara at Zinnia– 626.441.2181 or email her at

Come join me in a class–I’d love to meet you and help you find your story!

–Quinn McDonald teaches what she lives. She is the author of Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art.