Gem Journals

Gem Journal Worskhop for Adults 

Gem journals are a creative way to create a legacy.  After all, if your life is worth living, isn’t it worth recording?

Gem journals are fun and easy to create.  As adults, we can feel as though we’ve lost some of the innocence and joy of our childhoods. We don’t have the time to stop, reflect, evaluate, wonder and play. What if you could take time out of your week to give yourself permission to express yourself creatively using the combination of art and writing?  Each week during our class, we will have a theme that unites our art and writing (for example: our values, milestones/accomplishments, health, etc.) in order to bring about self- discovery and personal expression.  This workshop teaches you how to begin your personal Gem Journal using Aliki's Seven Steps to Building a Journal Page.  A series of fun, hands-on classes for everyone to learn and enjoy the wonderful process of creating a beautiful visual record for yourself.

Ignore the voices telling you that you’re not an artist and that you can’t do this!   

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and join us.  No prior art background is necessary. Beginners experience immediate success. No prior art background is necessary.  Register with a friend - you'll look forward to this creative opportunity to bond and learn together.  Teachers and educators are also welcome to experience the process in order to teach the methodology to students as a learning tool. Ideas for integrating curriculum topics can be discussed with the intstructor.  


Day & Time:    Sunday, Feb 24th from 9:30 am - 4pm

Cost: $26.25 New Student Registration fee,  $157.50 (includes most materials needed). Call to register.  On-line registration coming soon.

For your individual private lesson, please contact us.  Your lesson is arranged with your schedule in mind.

Arts Combo Classes  for Teens & Adults

Sep - Dec 2017 ~ 12 weeks  (Gem Journals and Sculpting 1)

Jan - May 2018 ~ 16 weeks (Intermediate Sculpting & Gem Journals) 

We are very excited to be offering Gem Journals for Teens & Adults in combination with sculpting projects.  Bringing teens and adults together in the same class creates a comfortable environment for creativity & relaxation. Ideal for boys/men as much as girls/woman! 

So what is the difference between a journal and a gem journal? Journals become gem journals when you add depth, color, and creativity through illustrations (such as photographs and embellishments of any kind) to your journal. Using Aliki’s Seven-Step system for composing a journal page, budding artists will begin to explore, play, create and listen as they express themselves. Art journaling is a wonderful process of drawing, collaging, and writing using mixed media. Skills used in this class are easily transferable to school work and projects.  Studies show that studying via a combination of drawing and writing helps students retain concepts better.

Designed for teens and adults, this 90-minute class will be a fun, creative and interactive time. Participants will continue to develop their technical drawing skills using a wide range of media in a safe environment where they will be challenged to think outside the box and take charge of their learning in a unique and exciting way.  Participants will also take their art off the page to 3-dimensional sculpting projects.  

Pre-requisite:  This class is geared for current and past students of Aliki's Art House who have completed Drawing Fundamentals 1 or summer camps.  In some cases, new students will also be accepted. Please enquire.

Day and Time:  Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Term: Sept 11 - Dec 4, 2017 

Cost: $26.25 new student registration fee; $42.00 material fee; $130 per month. Prices include GST

Ages: 12 years and older