|Visual Journalism 101...Life
Is All About the Journey!
July 31, 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Life is all
about the journey.
Each moment is special, although some
are more special than others. Sometimes, in retrospect, a small event or an everyday
occurrence can become quite important. Visual Journaling is a way to preserve those
moments, so that you can savor them again in the future & even share them with the
ones you love.
A vacation, birthday party, special day or night, favorite activities...anything
you want to enjoy again through your memories...and perhaps share.
Visual Journaling is much more fun
than keeping a diary OR a scrapbook AND it nourishes your creativity. Each page is a work
of art, even if you have never made art before.
You do not need to be an artist to
practice visual journaling, although many artists use it as a rich resource.
Your visual journal is a visual
diary...and SO MUCH MORE.
This class will explore visual
journaling as a tool to record important (as well as ordinary or typical) events in your
life. Remember that nothing in life is ordinary.
Since a visual journal contains art
you make for yourself, there is NO expectation of perfection. You'll find that you will
love the marvelous imperfections that occur. They are FAR more interesting and wonderful
that perfection could EVER be.
Later, you can use the power of visual
journaling to explore other life issues. You will find it VERY helpful in resolving
problems, finding answers, making plans and more.
You can color pages with paint and
pattern to set a mood. Add pictures or photos that "speak" to you.
Bring special photos you might want to
use. We'll copy them for your journal pages so you can keep your photos.
I'll show you many examples.
I'll demonstrate some basic
techniques. I'll make it simple, so even if you have never made art before, you will enjoy
the process...AND your result. You'll use the techniques in class to create pages in your
journal. You'll be able to use all the techniques when you work on your journal at home.
All of the techniques also work for making original works of art.
You'll connect with your creative
spirit as you create personal pages with your favorite colors, your ideas, emotions,
memories and photos. Stress will dissolve as you immerse yourself in creative activity.
Join me for a day of creative play. I will demonstrate at the
beginning. I'll answer questions & provide help as needed. You'll paint, experiment