Art Journaling



Art Journaling with Jesse Petersen

May 5 – 7, 2022
Thursday – 10:00 – 5:00 AZ time (with lunch break)
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 – 4:00 AZ time (with lunch break)

Jesse Petersen is a mixed media artist that believes an art journal practice is a great foundation for a more mindful creative life.  She will guide you through several in-depth lessons to help you bravely face the blank page. She will introduce you to some of her favorite supplies to help you warm up to creating. Then you will dive into a few projects with creative prompts and mixed media techniques to help you kick your inner critic to the curb, loosen up and enjoy the creative practice of art journaling. Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned artist, we think you’ll find art journaling in this way to be an expansive and rejuvenating experience..


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Jesse Petersen

Jesse Petersen

My parents tried really hard to discourage me from making art as my career but I’ve always been a rebel. I’ve been all over the place during my creative journey. I have a degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art. I’ve worked as an artist, art director, illustrator, and in product development for big retail stores like Target, and Michaels. I’ve kept a regular practice of painting and drawing throughout my career. My latest obsession is art journaling. I’ve had long spans of time when I felt like an imposter and other times when I felt I’d never run out of ideas and there wasn’t enough time to make everything I wanted to make. I’ve learned that I have to show up to create regularly. Art journaling is my way of showing up. When I put in the hours anyway whether I feel like making art or not one thing leads to another and the good stuff comes out. I don’t make things I love every day and a lot of the time I make something different than what I set out to make but I’ve learned to just enjoy the act of making stuff. It fills me, it heals me, it gives me the language to say things in a way that I don’t have words for and I love that. I also love sharing what I know and encouraging others to create. So if you really like art, and you think you want to make stuff because you feel called to create I’m here for you, let’s do this!

As soon as we receive the materials list from Jesse, we will post it here.

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.