Build Your Journaling Practice (In Person)
Taught by Kelly Laughlin
Kelly Laughlin is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who focuses on the playful, meditative acts of making. She believes every person is capable of living a creative life. Kelly is the founder of Odette Press, a paper marbling and bookbinding studio focused on specialty papers, books, and stationery, created with the intention to support self discovery and healing through the act of writing.
Location: Prospect Heights Brainery (190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, BK)
Ground and grow into your creative spirit with a journaling practice.
Why journal? Think of journaling as a clearing the clutter of the mind, a tilling of the soil: writing is an embodied experience that, when practiced regularly, helps us weed out and sift through all the things floating around in our squirrel-like minds in order to make space for our most radiant dreams to grow and thrive.
Journal to find clarity. Journal to ground into greater presence with the world around you. Journal to connect to yourself.
In this class, we’ll explore different methods of journal writing and drawing to find the best practice to fit what you need. Maybe you need more gratitude, a perspective shift, a creative routine, or a way to get out of your head and into your body, onto the page. Life isn’t a one size fits all endeavor, and neither is your journaling practice.
This class is perfect for anyone who wants to begin to journal but doesn’t know how; for creatives with an established artistic practice; or anyone who wants to infuse their lives with creative habit and routine.
You'll cycle through multiple types of expressive, creative writing and drawing, explore meditative breath work techniques, and gentle movements in between writing practices. Think of it as different meditative modules: each contributing a richness to the soil of your life and wellbeing.
We have journals and pens for you, but feel free to bring your own as well!