Enriching lives through art and craft

Creative Self-Reflection Through Visual Journals

June 12 - 17, 2022 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rachel Simmons  ·  rachelsimmons.net


Workshop at a glance

Stuck in a creative rut or just need time to reflect on your life? Explore the connections between creativity, self-reflection and mindfulness through the visual journal.

Techniques

  • Erasure poetry and guided memory and sensory writing
  • Image transfers
  • Monotype printmaking
  • Drawing and collage
  • Bookbinding

Materials

  • Assorted pens, pencils, sharpies, sumi ink, crayons and markers
  • Decorative/patterned/colored paper, magazine and newspaper scraps, xerox copies
  • Ink and stamp pads
  • Paint sticks, acrylic paint, gesso and brushes
  • Bookbinding supplies (bone folder, awl, thread)

Outcomes

  • Hand-bound mixed media visual journal
  • A sense of artistic renewal and connection

Artist Bio

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.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

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: $690



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