Art for Fun and Flow State
Hi, I'm Wendy.
You may know me as Willa from @willa.wanders on Instagram.
I'm a lifelong prolific artist and crafter with a passion for paper arts, book making and anything mixed media.
Welcome to my Teachable School, Willa Workshops.
All of my mixed media art and handmade book courses are pre-recorded and available for immediate access. You can go at your own pace because you'll have lifetime access to any of my courses that you purchase.
What do I mean by
"Art for Fun and Flow State?"
I'm just going to get right to the point: I'm not creating art because I have a desire to show in a gallery of have my art on the wall of a museum. But I think that the reason that I create is as important as any other.
Life is messy and sometimes really hard. I just don't believe that there is a human on earth who hasn't had their fair share of challenge and trauma.
I create for a few reasons, but the one that is most important for me is the feeling of complete calm, freedom, peace and JOY that I experience during the act of creation.
CRAFTING IS SIMPLY THE MOST FUN THING THAT I DO FOR MYSELF.
I offer these online art courses to share my love of creation for the process and not the product. Does it hurt that the art that results is gorgeous (in my opinion, LOL!) and special? No. But that's not why I show up at my art table. I show up to feel the release.
I LOVE WHAT I MAKE
AND I WANT TO SHARE THE JOY OF THE PROCESSES WITH YOU.
And Speaking of Showing Up . . .
Have a listen to my podcast,
Show Up or Shut Up with Wendy Solganik
listen to past episodes at the link above
subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts
join my free private Facebook group
Conscious Creativity for Mixed Media Artists
a group to discuss triumphs + challenges around creativity (and not art projects or techniques)
Browse All of the Willa Workshops
Looking for all of the classes?
Fodder School 2
Twelve months of making collage fodder and using collage fodder with twelve instructors. Start anytime!
Fodder School 1
Eleven mixed media collage projects with eleven different instructors. Make fodder, use fodder, repeat! Start anytime!, instant lifetime access and go at your own pace.
Every last thing you need to know to create both hand sewn and machine sewn mixed media mashup "junk" journals.
Learn how to make handmade and fussy cut collage fodder with high contrast for your art journaling and collage projects.
Mixed Media Messy Papers
Make your own gorgeous papers for collage fodder or pages in your handmade journals.
Mixed Media Color Play
Have fun playing with color using acrylic paint and mixed media with a stress free, relaxed approach.
Watercolor Leaves and Florals Taster Course
Learn the basics of painting loose floral water color in this taster course.
Create both fabric and paper snippet rolls to use in your mixed media art journaling and artisan book making.
What People are Saying about
The Willa Workshops
Thank YOU!!! Best course I’ve ever taken.
This is by far the best online course I've ever taken. I have enjoyed every single lesson so much, Wendy thank you so so much for everything you've put into this course.
It is is definitely the best and most through class I have ever taken in any medium! Thank you so much!!
Thank you Wendy! I have NEVER had a course with this much great info! I have had so much fun and learned so much!! Love everyone’s work!!
Tracy said . . .
Such unbelievable generosity and creativity, Wendy. I can't believe how much I love making these journals. I can't wait to see how they evolve as I make them more and more mine. This course is an absolute treasure trove of skills and inspiration. Thank you so much for all you put into it!!
Rochelle said . . .
Thank you so much Wendy for your kindness, generosity and wonderful teaching style. I cannot possibly choose a favourite part but I have been over each lesson multiple times now.
I have so many "treasures" collecting to go into journals and now family and friends collecting for me too.
It's been truly wonderful meeting you here as well as some of the other participants. I'm feeling utterly blessed and grateful.
Can't even begin to express my thanks.
Lesley said . . .
Thank you I have enjoyed every single second of this course, learned sooo much and found a new interest in painting that I never thought I would be any good at. I am also going to start some collaging, and making paper books, all thanks to you! You have been an amazing teacher, so generous with your knowledge I cannot thank you enough
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to a Willa Workshops course that I purchase?
While I cannot promise you forever, you will have access to the course and all of its materials for the lifetime of the course, which means the lifetime of this business or the lifetime of the technology.
Are the videos downloadable?
Can I sell the journals that I learn to make in one of your book making courses?
Yes. Please keep them for yourself, give them as a gift, or sell them.
Can I post images of the art work or books from a Willa Workshop on social media?
Please do and always give credit to @willa.wanders and use the appropriate hashtags.
Can I share access to the course(s) that I purchase with another person?
No. One student per registration. This is an honor system that if violated will result in your removal from the course with no refund.
Can I get a refund?
Once access has been given to the classroom, the tuition is non-refundable.