Junk Journal Deconstruction

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Junk Journal Deconstruction with Nicole Austin

July 17 – 18, 2024 | Wednesday & Thursday

Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm | Thursday 9 am – 4 pm

Note: There is a $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor with cash on the first day. Click the Materials List tab above for a list of materials included in the fee as well as materials students need to bring with them.

  • Medium: Mixed mediums.
  • Experience Level: All Levels.
  • Registration: Each student must enroll individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Materials List: Click the Materials List tab above for list of materials students need to bring with them.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio.

Some call us monsters for ripping up and altering books–I think of us more as creatives who can see potential in anything! Let’s gather together with kindred spirits and rip and alter to our hearts’ content! We’ll take an ordinary vintage book and turn it into something extraordinary using paint, embellishments, and reconstructive techniques. You bring the book, (BYOB!) and I’ll supply the rest! Each part of the book will be put to good and new uses as we deconstruct our books and reconstruct them into fabulous works of art. We’ll also create our own unique collage papers to be used inside our new books and explore several art-journaling jumpstarts and background techniques to get you going!  Our time will also include creating journals from upcycled materials.


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Nicole Austin

Nicole Austin

Nicole Austin is a mixed media artist, designer, and instructor from Tempe, AZ with a BA in Creative Arts.  Her first canvas was every surface at her grandma’s house (walls, under the coffee table, books) and that is probably why she loves to draw on every surface to this day!  She believes that everyone has a unique style and desire to create, and that we all are born curious and creative. Her art is messy, colorful, layered, and expressive.  She has taught mixed media workshops since 2016 and her art has been featured in several publications including Art Journaling, Brush, and Strawberry Moon Magazine.

Materials List:

A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first day of the class with cash only and includes:

  • Collage paper pack full of a unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, embellishments, and ephemera.
  • Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, printmaking tools, washi tape, vintage/recycled/handmade/scrapbook/collage paper, collage images, collage cut-outs, 3-D collage items, wax linen thread.

Supplies needed to bring to class:

  • One vintage book of your choice.
  • Basic kit: scissors, glue stick, ruler, pencil, exacto knife, awl, self-healing cutting mat.

Optional items: 

If you have special stamps or stencils, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!

Any questions, please email Nicole at kinueko@kinueko.com.

Cancellation Policy


  • 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

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before June 17, 2024. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after June 17, 2024.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

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.