What is BloknoteAcademy?
BloknoteAcademy is an international online Mixed Media Art school owned by artist Marieke Blokland.
At BloknoteAcademy you can enjoy fun art workshops and e-courses in an online environment. Workshops at BloknoteAcademy are for both beginners as well as advanced artists and are always a joy to watch. “Having fun” is key.
Marieke Blokland is based in the Netherlands, but all courses and workshops are in English.
Who is your BloknoteAcademy teacher?
Your teacher at BloknoteAcademy is Marieke Blokland also known as Bloknote www.bloknote.nl
I am an artist, designer, illustrator and crafter from Breda, the Netherlands. In 2003 I graduated at the Academy of Arts St. Joost in Breda at the graphic design department and got my bachelor degree in design (Bdes).
Although my education was mainly focussed on visual communication, I discovered many new possibilities and freedom in fine art, especially painting, print making and drawing. Mixed Media and Art Journaling are a passion, allthough I also love paper crafts.
After my study I worked at the marketing department of hobby and crafts chain-store Pipoos for 10 years. I edited their anual catalogue, composed brochures and was the editor of a hobby and crafts magazine called bóóórdevol! for five years. The last two years Pipoos became part of the Swedish Panduro hobby.
With ten years of working experience in the hobby business, four dutch how-to books published “Doodles 100% van jou!” (Doodles 100% yours), “Verf en kleur op kaarten en scraps” (Paint and color on cards and scraps), “Art Journaling & Mixed Media” and “Doodles & Letters”, a number of rubber stamps designs on my name, I think I may call myself an expert in creative hobbies.
In 2014 I was one of the guest-teachers in Life Book, by Willowing Arts. Since february 2014 I run my own business in art, design, illustration, creative (online) workshops and youtube tutorial video’s.