Meet Dina Wakley
Dina’s colorful, expressive style is anchored by her design hallmark, the creative use of white space. Her personal, organic design aesthetic strikes a balance between “artsy” and “classic”.
Dina is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. She has been scrapbooking since 1995, stamping since 1996, and art journaling since 2004. She believes in writing yourself down, expressing yourself, and making your mark on the world. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more.
Dina lives in Arizona with her husband and 3 boys (affectionately termed “the fellas”). With a love of teaching and traveling, Dina travels the world to teach and share her art passion with students on every continent. Dina’s passion can be felt in this quote about herself – “Art fuels me, comforts me, permeates me.”
As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more.
Dina’s two books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. You can also buy DVDs and digital downloads.
This is free video with Dina Wakley taken from her course Figuratively Speaking. Using a technique of tracing paper and magazines, Dina helps you focus in on the idea of a figure. Gain a feel for proportion and posture by the removal of details and use of abstraction.
There is power in a single line. One line can tell a story, express emotion. There is also a collected power of many lines, many colors, many marks. In this class with Dina Wakley you will play and explore the ways to create chaos, and then play with the rules to corral it into submission. You will work both large and small, starting in journals and small sheets of paper. You will then create ordered chaos on a grand scale. You'll do both figurative and abstract works.
The Living Studio is a FREE art video series! You will have the opportunity to watch technique and medium videos from some of your favorite artists. The hope is that you will learn what practices different artists use to make their art a daily practice and how they create their studio wherever they go.