Zen to Paper

Get Creative! Find Joy. Have Fun!

What is Zen to Paper?

Zen to Paper is a fun creative practice that ignites your creativity, inspires self-reflection and is fun.

It is an online art journaling workshop that guides you through 21 days of daily journaling practice to create a habit and give you a new way to express your life, thoughts and emotions using words and images. 

This course is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to spice up their current journaling practice by introducing three creative tools combined with daily self-reflections.

About Zen to Paper & Student Work

You'll see beautiful work from students who've taken Zen to Paper as well as get a layout of how the course works.

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How it works

Zen to Paper offers 21 days of instruction in pre-recorded videos for you to follow through at your leisure. After signing up, you will receive daily email reminders to view each day's lesson on the Teachable platform where the course is hosted.

The videos introduce you to 3 art journaling techniques and how to combine them to get you started with your art journaling practice in just 20 minutes a day.

What's included in this course:

  • Over 20 pre-recorded videos of daily mindfulness talks and art instruction
  • Downloadable PDFs with each day’s lesson
  • Instructions to support your visual journaling practice
  • A year of access to the material
  • An invitation to a private Facebook community
  • A whole new way of thinking about self-care
  • List of supplies

Why 21 days?

It takes 21 days to form a new habit! Choose your own start date, follow through the 21 days of consecutive lessons to create your journaling habit.

Zen to Paper is for you if want to...

• ignite your creativity

• reconnect with your deeper self

• learn new skills to journal

• make life more intentional

• claim some time just for you

• feel inspired and supported

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What if I can't draw?

You're going to learn a secret to drawing

that will change everything!

What if I'm not creative?

Zen to Paper is about discovery, curiosity,

play and getting to know yourself using the

creative process.

What if I don't have time?

This practice takes just 20 minutes a day. In that time you'll connect to your creativity and inner world and you'll want to do it the next day.

Student Testimonials

Diane's Zen to Paper class is a mindfulness miracle. She encourages introspection, deep breaths and community to add to your self-care routine. Diane has a down to earth, honest and encouraging teaching style. She holds the hands of each student exactly when they need it.

Brenda, Paris, France


Zen to Paper has been a tremendously rich and healing adventure in awakening to my true nature, through creativity. 

Combining journaling, inner process work with creativity Diane offers a colorful way to unlock the mystery. She offers a simple melody of techniques, which, if practiced, opens up doors and windows. My Zen to Paper pieces were often a surprise, sometimes a struggle, always a source of deep healing. Lots of fun too!  If you have a chance to study with Diane, take it!

Arina, Fairfax, CA


I have had an extraordinary transformation of my sense of who I am through attending Diane Sherman’s course Zen to Paper. For my whole adult life, I had identified with the words “I can’t draw."

Then, I took Diane’s course and  we jumped right in with the blind contour drawing and much to my surprise somehow by not looking at the paper as I drew, I was actually able to draw….It has been a powerful process and freed me up to access and express my internal life in an immediate and extremely healing process. 

Leigh, New York, NY

Student Work

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Diane Sherman, MA

Diane Sherman is an artist, poet and yoga teacher whose commitment to love, creativity, and transformation has touched many around the world.

She has taught both creative process and mindfulness workshops for 30 years. Diane’s intimate workshops and supportive online courses have empowered people to awaken their creativity and true nature.

Zen to Paper is a fun, accessible online art journaling course that offers a new way to journal using creative process practices like scribbling, blind contour drawing, and coloring combined with self-reflective questions that guide your self-inquiry. It was born out of Diane’s 30+ years of art journaling and yoga practices. 

Diane is a Bay Area native living in Spokane, WA.