Self-expression and discovery through images
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and those who keep visual journals have found that statement to be very true. If you have tried a written journal and become frustrated for lack of the “right word,” or if you want to take your journaling to another level a visual journal may be the answer.
Week One: Setting Up Shop
In the first week of lessons you will learn about visual journaling and how visual journaling is often used. You are encouraged to do a daily “treasure hunt” to collect materials that can be used in your journaling process. This will make it easy to dive in further in the second week of lessons. You will also create a “journaling idea bank.”
Week Two: Visual Journaling Techniques
Daily visual journaling can be a simple and creative way to uncover how we feel and capture our lives in images. Some journal-keepers who try writing as their primary form of journaling find they become frustrated when they can’t find the “right words.” Visual journaling moves us past words to the use of images, images that often reveal much more than words. These lessons help you with creative exercises to uncover how easy and rewarding visual journaling can be. We will explore color, contrast, creativity and collage.
Weeks Three and Four: 5 Exercises for Exploring the Self
Our adventure continues with additional exercises that serve as visual-journal prompts for exploring the self. We will explore the techniques of self-portrait collage, personal dictionary collage, gratitude collage, lessons collage and more. You will be encouraged to create at least two collage projects from the ideas we cover and will have a stock pile of ideas for long after the class. Instructions will illustrate the projects through step-by-step examples.
A note about supplies: Visual journaling does not require the purchase of expensive supplies. Typically most of the items used in visual journaling can be found around the house (scavenger hunt ideas are included in the opening lessons) such as old magazines, newspapers, computer printouts, etc. Most visual journals are created by working over the pages of an old or discarded book versus buying a journal.
2 CD-ROM set including a CD-ROM of public domain images and some of Brook’s images is included for use in your pages.
$12 USD sku:5363497