First, let me just state I don't actually keep an art journal in the form of a book. I have often wanted to start but have never actually done it. My creative process, I believe, is a form of art journaling in that how I do it is a form of self expression based on how I am feeling. My end result is not to keep the design in a book. This is something I learned during the class. That said, since I LOVE how art journals look, I may just have to start.
I ended up buying the journal recommended as I didn't have one to bring. I also didn't know what the parchment like paper would be for, or the sheet of watercolour paper and vintage piece of paper from a book. Dina explained it all in class as they would become part of the layering process. I did bring a bunch of paint brushes as required from the sheet of "supplies" along with paper towels. Baby wipes was also on that list and I haven't had those in the house for years so I really had no clue what people used them for in this setting. I learned that some used them for cleaning their stencils. I still see no need for baby wipes ~ I don't clean my stencils and I tend to spritz my stamps with water and blot with paper towel to clean.
I also learned that in order to follow along with the class I had to let certain "teachings" pass over my head. For instance, when Dina said to use a paint brush I didn't. I much preferred to spread the paint over the page with my hands and apply with a paper towel, per my natural process. I don't often use a paint brush when creating the layers in a background. That suggestion, stalled my creativity as if it was too "formal" for my brain.