Creative Self-Reflection Through Visual Journals

November 8, 2020 – November 14, 2020

Rachel Simmons

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.


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.

Rachel Simmons

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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