Workshop Title: Visual Journaling
Dates: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Canton, MA
Limited to 6 students
Includes all materials, technique handouts and lunch
This workshop will explore the relationships between the artist, journals, personal narratives and creative art process. We’ll use a variety of collage techniques with dry adhesives, new perspectives on connections and layering, unique surface treatments and strategies to highlight the unique features that book structures can add to your artwork.
How does the daily interface with a journal change the art process, inform the artwork, and develop a greater meaning? If writing in a traditional diary doesn’t resonate with you, perhaps a visual journal is the answer.
The morning will begin with fresh brewed coffee and home-baked goodies at 9:45am, and we’ll break for a fresh, vegetarian lunch with homemade soup, salads and sandwiches.
After exploring different styles of journals, you’ll choose between store-bought journals, altered books, or your own handmade book to continue for the afternoon. Demonstrations will include packing tape transfers, handmade stamping, adding text, and pop-out elements.
The personal, reflective nature of the journal can really expand one’s life and art process.