MONDAY 4:00-5:30PM
APR 8 – JUN 10, 2019 (Excluding MAY 6 & MAY 27)

Instructor: Colleen Gianatiempo

Art journaling is one of the most forgiving ways to make art because in an art journal, everything you make is safely contained within your own personal book.  You may choose to never share any of your pages with anyone (or everyone!) so it’s a space where you can let loose and explore with colors, shapes, lines, and your words all at once.  You may choose to leave your journals more free-form and expressive, or you may want to have more of a “finished” art product on each page.

This 8-week course will guide you through prompts and you will learn art techniques to express yourself and learn self-care.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

$126 members

A $20 materials fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Ages 14+

Scholarships Available: Those affected by the 2017 Firestorm are eligible to apply for a one-time 75% scholarship to this class. To inquire and apply, call (707) 938-4626 x1.

Colleen Gianatiempo

Colleen Gianatiempo


Colleen Gianatiempo grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Fashion Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a Certificate of Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design. She owned her own design firm for 25 years, creating art and design within the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and art instruction. Passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she received a Master of Fine Art in Painting. Colleen has exhibited her work in a multitude of solo and group shows and has been represented by Martinez Gallery. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including an outdoor mural, “Small Town with a Big Heart” in the city plaza in Martinez, CA. She received an art award by Clyde & Co as one of the emerging artists of San Francisco in 2017. In 2018, Colleen was selected as a heart artist for the “Hearts of San Francisco” to team up with the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for their annual fundraiser. Colleen is also a thoughtful teacher. She taught for Artrageous Art Adventures and directed the FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experience) program, both in Martinez, CA. Colleen enjoys experimenting with art materials and loves to share her techniques with students.