A way to learn, through the visual exploration within a journal.

Get creative by making a book, exploring your world, but in a way that encourages exploration and beautiful mistakes!

If you are interested in a workshop, please feel free to contact me and we can plan something.

Weekend and daytime scheduling available. Bring a group of friends together, bring me to a local art center or school. 

I travel throughout Minnesota and beyond! Just ask!

 

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By making something precious, then using it as a learning (DISCOVERY) tool, the lifelong process of learning is reinforced!

By making something precious, then using it as a learning (DISCOVERY) tool, the lifelong process of learning is reinforced!

Visual Journaling in the Schools

Introduction to Bookmaking and Artful Learning and experimentation, with emphasis on science and observation* (this subject can change based on the teacher’s emphasis or needs)

Lesson Serves as a reinforcement alongside subjects already taught in (English, natural sciences or social studies.)

Big Idea: How do students react to observing their subject by using arts concepts, while using simple observational techniques mixed with drawing? How does the use of “observation” before the “hypothesis” help with the overall science experience/experiment?

Essential Questions:

 Making book (Session 1-3): What are the tools used to make a hard bound book? Why is it so important to listen to each instruction to make the book?

Art Standard/benchmark addresses:

Create or make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations

0.2.1.5.1.  : Create original two- and three- dimensional artworks to express ideas, experiences or stories.

0.2.1.5.2   : Revise an artwork based on the feedback of others.

Specific Educational Benchmark this lesson addresses:         

Scientific inquiry is a set of interrelated processes incorporating multiple approaches that are used to pose questions about the natural world and investigate phenomena.

3.1.1.2.3   : Maintain a record of observations, procedures and explanations, being careful to distinguish between actual observations and ideas about what was observed.

Visual Journaling Sample: Sketchnoting Video