Art Journaling – Fairy Tales

Sketch, illustrate and paint your favorite fairy tale from your imagination!

Art Journaling 2: Fairy Tales

Paint a fairy tale in your art journal!

In the second part of a series of classes about art journaling, I’ll take you with me in the enchanting world of fairy tales. The course was recorded on an idyllic location, near a lake in Sweden. In the video lessons, we dive deep into your chosen fairy tale. What is its symbolism? Can you make a link with your own life? And of course: How do you sketch, illustrate and paint this in your book? I work out the fairy tale ‘Mother Hulda’ and show you step by step my entire journey. Do you join me on this journey?

The course consists of three logically structured parts. In the first part I tell you more about fairy tales, the materials and I give you inspiration to get started. Then you choose a fairy tale that you write down from your memory. Then you select some parts that speaks to you, to sketch. You will look at the symbolism of your fairy tale and what it actually means to you. After that it’s time to think about your composition and your colour palette. I provide several options to organize your pages. And finally, you let your fairy tale come to life in your art journal. .

What you’ll get with this class:

  • Approximately 3 hours in 17 separate video lessons in which I tell you everything you need to know about fairy tales and I show you all the steps on how to develop your fairy tale and turn it into two (or more) pages full of magic;
  • Some worksheets with questions that invite you to look deeper into your fairy tale;
  • Access to the private classroom of Brave Art Academy where you can meet other students, share your results and share valuable feedback;
  • Start immediately, unlimited access to the teaching material;The ability to watch the course at your pace, at your chosen time, as many times as you like. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or phone. So you can also take this class on vacation!


Price: $59

During the Art Journaling course I learned a lot. It was my first experience with this and I have now started my second book. Each lesson we worked with a different theme and I was inspired to try something new that I could continue with at home. Marloes gives good explanations about the structure of the pages and the use of color. While working in my journal, my personal goal was to ‘break patterns’. Painting allowed me to get out of my head and process things. I was very happy with an explanation about the repairing the cover of my book. This gives me a nice end result and a journal to be proud of!”

Art Journaling - Resultaat Yvonne - Eenden


Student 'Art Journaling', weekly in my studio

Cursus Art Journaling - Sprookjes - Achtergrond - Marloes Bloedjes - Luz Artworks 2023

Once upon a time, in a land far away… 

Fairy tales have long captured the imagination of both children and adults. Although the stories seem to be simple, there is a lot hidden underneath. In this class we visit the world of special creatures, magical places, spells, and courageous characters who face difficult challenges. They receive help from people with supernatural powers or, on the contrary, are blocked while they try to complete their task.

What’s behind your fairy tale? What can you learn from it? What symbols are in it and can you make a link to your own life? By answering the questions on the worksheets that you receive with this course, you unravel your fairy tale step by step, you are invited to go into depth and make your own unique version of the story. Let the magic begin! 


What you’ll learn in this class 

  • How to write your fairy tale from your imagination and choose important parts;
  • How to analyze your fairy tale and translate it into your own version and your own life;
  • How you make sketches and illustrations of your fairy tale, true to your imagination;
  • How to create a layout for your fairy tale in your art journal by drawing a storyboard;
  • How to choose a good composition and the right colour palette;
  • How to work out your fairy tale in your journal; from creating a background to the smallest details with acrylic paint, pen and Posca markers;
  • How to connect your illustrations to create a cohesive spread.

Art Journaling - Fairy Tales - Posca Pens

Illustrate with acrylic paint, pens and markers

In this class you mainly work with acrylic paint. You can work out the details with pens and markers. One of my favourite materials is the Posca acrylic marker, which, as the name suggests, is suitable for use in combination with acrylic paint. Of course you can also choose to work with your preferred materials, that is entirely up to you. 

Because we sketch and practice a lot before we start, you will get confident and already have in mind what exactly you want to add to your art journal. Working precisely is not necessary at all. As we work with acrylic paint, you can apply new layers anytime. For the details we use the pens and Posca markers. This class is also suitable if you want to work on a different surface than in a journal, for example mixed-media paper.

Art Journaling for everyone!

This is a class on art journaling. You can participate if you have no experience at all, but also if you have been drawing, illustrating, painting or journaling for some time. The course invites you to play, try new things and above all have fun in the process. 

Cursus Art Journaling - Sprookjes - Magisch Landschap

Join us on our art journey

This is the second part of a series of art journaling classes. We also release new classes when we are traveling. At the same time you’re joining this class about fairy tales, you also go on a journey with us! We recorded this class in an idyllic location in Sweden.

What you’ll get with this painting class?

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Alongside the class you will get a downloadable and printable series of worksheets and a art supplies list.

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Instant &
lifetime access

The freedom to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser.

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Your classroom

You’ll get instant access to this class’ private classroom where you can meet other students, ask questions, share your results, and get valuable feedback on your work.

“The 12-week Art Journaling course is – without exaggeration – the best course I’ve ever done. The variety of the lessons is so great! I learned how to make a good background for a mixed media project, how to draw patterns for a background, how to sketch a beautiful flower from different perspectives or how to make a good composition, but of course also all about the use of colour. My empty art journal has become well filled in those 12 weeks! I still find it super fun to continue working in it and to browse back every now and then. Art journaling was completely new to me when I started the course, but now I can’t stop, it’s so much fun to do!

That’s why I signed up for a second art journaling class. During this series of lessons I learned to paint even more ‘from nature’: tree bark, leaves, birds, but also beautiful boxes, for example. That was very educational and I’m going to like painting that way more and more.
Luz often took me out of my comfort zone, for example by asking me to take care of several pages in my journal at the same time or by using unusual materials. Surprising!! The lesson about aboriginal art was also super fun; I never knew that really every symbol has its own meaning.
During this course I learned a lot of new things and I can continue with that for the time being. For me, art journaling is increasingly becoming a daily activity and a method of expression in which I can lose myself completely. It gives me peace and structure, very nice!”

Art Journaling - Resultaat Machteld - Blikjes en doosjes

Art Journaling - Resultaat Machteld - Berken


Student 'Art Journaling', weekly in my studio

About Instructor


Your art teacher: Luz Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colourful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010. Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme. “I am really thrilled by creating patterns. In a lot of my paintings you can see how I incorporate patterns. Also I use my paper patterns for art journaling and mixed-media pieces like angels..”

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Class Includes

  • 13 Lessons
  • 7 Topics