Creative Self-Reflection Through Visual Journals
November 8, 2020 – November 14, 2020
Stuck in a creative rut or just need time to reflect on your life? During this workshop students will explore the connections between creativity, self-reflection and mindfulness through the visual journal, which is a unique fusion of creative writing and art. You will learn how to use techniques like erasure poetry, guided memory and sensory writing, image transfers, monotype printmaking, drawing, collage and basic bookbinding in your journal practice. Each participant will leave class with a hand-bound mixed media visual journal and a sense of artistic renewal and connection with others. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Rachel Simmons teaches printmaking, book arts, comics and visual journals at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. In her socially engaged projects, she invites participants to collaborate with her as they explore their personal relationships with nature. In her journal practice, she reflects on her adventures in Antarctica and Namibia as well as on her everyday adventures at home.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.