Want to have fun putting together a personal storyline?

maple-leaf-638022_1920This six-week course allows you to create a series of small and varied book styles which then can be used for your own verbal and visual storyline.

All materials and supplies are provided and specific directions given for each of the six different handmade book styles.  Come with a storyline/journal idea or let one evolve spontaneously throughout the bookmaking process.

Visual samples are provided.

Draw or paint your way through a personal storyline and share with family and friends.  The finished product can make a great gift or keepsake treasure.

Six Mondays April 24th through June 5th, 2017


Fee: $160 includes materials/supplies

($20 discount if registering before April 1, 2017 )


REGISTER: juanitasahl@hotmail.com, (250) 586-4319

For more info:  McMillan Arts Centre: (250) 248-8185


About The Instructor

Juanita Sahl currently is an active member of Arrowsmith FCA who has been producing artwork ever since she can remember and has exhibited her work publicly since the early seventies.  Her artwork can be found in collections in North America, England, Africa and Japan.

Juanita graduated with a BA in Sociology from UBC with teacher certification in studio art before completing a Master’s Degree in Art Education from WWU.  A later focus on the relationship between art and psychology led to two years of study in a Post-Masters Art Therapy program at the BC School of Art Therapy whereby she realized she was an art educator and not a counselor.

Since then she has presented experiential workshops for the CG Jung Society in Mandala Symbolism and on Art As Therapy In The Workplace.  While teaching art at high school/college/university levels, Sahl also successfully implemented an open-studio program for young people that focused upon enhancing self-esteem and addressing personal identity issues.  Later she presented open-studio workshops to special-needs patients in local community healthcare and residential facilities.

Between 2006 and 2013 Juanita served as a tutor in art and English at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver where she was able to nurture both her artistic endeavours and her ongoing love for the thoroughbred racehorse.  Today she operates her own home studio/gallery in Oceanside while she continues to recognize the power of the artistic process as a vehicle for personal empowerment and self-discovery.