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Journal Making

In this workshop, Learners will use a variety of tools and techniques to craft their own journal, which is perfect for writi... full details

$30.00 / per workshop

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About this Workshop


In this workshop, Learners will use a variety of tools and techniques to craft their own journal, which is perfect for writing, designing and creating art. Makers and creatives use journals for ideas and sketches, often as the first step in their creative process. We will be using common materials, like paper and yarn, coupled with fundamental skills, like hammering and sewing, to complete our project.

What You'll Need

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Journal Making GLOkit

The GLOKit includes: card stock paper, white paper, a needle, yarn, a paper clip, a binder clip, a nail, a foam block, and a tongue depressor

GLOkit Included

Additional Supplies

Learners will need:

  • Hammer 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil or marker
  • Materials to decorate your journal, markers, crayons, stickers, washi tape etc (optional)

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Sommer FergusonView Profile

My name is Sommer (they/them) and I am a U.S.- based printmaker and educator working in Wisconsin. In my studio, I utilize a wide variety of printmaking techniques, as well as papermaking, bookbinding, and drawing to create works. 

I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2014 to pursue my fine arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. My passion for art and making started when I was very young. Although they might not call it art, my family is full of makers and creatives. From a grandma who quilts and bakes, to my dad’s talent for woodworking, all the way down to a young Sommer who loved anything they could make with their hands.

My passion for making and creating is matched only by my desire to share things with others. In my art practice, the act of sharing is very important.  Printmaking’s ability to create multiple, near identical, handmade prints is influential in how I present my work. Often, the audience is given a printed item as a keepsake from the project. These ideas that fuel my art making process, also influence my approach to education. My passion for education stems from my desire to share skills and techniques with others. 

My experience as a teacher is vast and varied, from early childhood education through adult education, as well as inside and outside the traditional classroom. My experiences with different age groups, subjects and settings has made me highly adaptable to different situations. I am currently an Educator at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, where I work with young children, families and elementary-aged children. 

I graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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NOTE: You can choose any available date on the calendar and rest assured that your GLOkit(s) WILL arrive before your workshop time! We only display dates/times that allow time to ship.

Workshop Reviews


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by Elizabeth on

Thank you so much for leading yesterday's workshop. I appreciated your flexibility and being ok with only one student attending. It meant so much to J. He is a kid with many issues and he worked hard to earn the time with me as a reward. He was so proud of his work (which honestly, doesn't happen very often for J). Thank you!


by Christina on

She did a great job explaining to my special education students, and they loved it!

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Journal Making