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Creating a Visual Verbal Journal!

An introduction to visual verbal journaling and how it benefits an artist, a student, and teachers.

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Creating a Visual Verbal Journal!

  1. 1. What is a Visual Verbal Journal?
  2. 2. Text as Art : Writing As a form of drawing.
  3. 3. It is similar to a sketchbook, yet different.
  4. 4. - It is a type of journal showing visual thinking <ul><li>Words are an important part of the Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Journals are personally meaningful </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does a Visual Verbal Journal include?
  6. 6. DRAWINGS WORDS: describe and support depictions and become graphic devices SKETCHES CONTENT:
  7. 7. PERSONALLY MEANINGFUL SYMBOLS PHOTOGRAPHS WORDS: describe and support depictions and become graphic devices CONTENT:
  8. 8. COLLAGES WORDS: describe and support depictions and become graphic devices Visual Verbal Journals CONTENT:
  9. 9. What are the uses of Visual Verbal Journals?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Source of ideas for future artworks </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring new medias </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Benefits to teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide insight into students’ emotional and cognitive experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Can show teaching style students’ are most responsive to </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used as authentic assessment (Zimmerman 1994) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Benefits to students: </li></ul><ul><li>Realize how daily life influences art work </li></ul><ul><li>Identify significant events </li></ul><ul><li>Become a source for future artworks </li></ul>
  13. 13. Artists Visual Verbal Journals
  14. 14. - Artists using Visual Journals: • Eric Fischl Journaling began as sketchbook and grew into large-format glassine drawings of journal pages
  15. 15. • Leonardo da Vinci recorded questions and daily observations visually and verbally in a sketchbook - Artists using Visual Journals:
  16. 16. • Edvard Munch Used visual journal to develop ideas and record daily observation and reflections - Artists using Visual Journals:
  17. 17. How do Visual Verbal Journals influence how you Create?
  18. 18. Writing helps develop ideas: &quot;I write so I can find out what I am thinking&quot; Jerome Bruner Drawing helps develop ideas: Visual imagery offers a freedom that words do not.
  19. 19. <ul><li>For some, the visual supports the verbal - </li></ul><ul><li>For some the verbal supports the visual - </li></ul>
  20. 20. How do Visual Verbal Journals influence creativity?
  21. 21. - Multiple solutions can be explored---Fluency Journals are low risk places to experiment : - Ideas can be embellished---Elaboration
  22. 22. Assessments: <ul><li>Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Rating scale </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher/parent/peer interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Student self-assessment </li></ul>
  23. 23. Assessments: <ul><ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Composition </li></ul><ul><li>Development of ideas and media experimentation: demonstrate progression </li></ul><ul><li>Craftsmanship: although not every entry must be complete, all should be readable, executed with care, and presented in an orderly manner </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sample Assignments: <ul><li>Start Journal by requiring 10 pages about the student and their connection to art </li></ul><ul><li>Create a work of art that is composed only of writing </li></ul><ul><li>List three things you believe in and design symbols or images for these things </li></ul><ul><li>Make a page using one word as inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Research an artist and create a 2 page report in the journal using both images and words to convey information </li></ul>
  25. 25. Suggestions for New Journals: <ul><li>Tear random pages </li></ul><ul><li>Burn parts of pages </li></ul><ul><li>Paint washes </li></ul><ul><li>Gesso pages </li></ul><ul><li>Glue in tissue paper, found objects, leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Cut holes through several pages </li></ul><ul><li>Cut and fold pages to hid or reveal areas </li></ul><ul><li>Do rubbings on parts of pages </li></ul>
  26. 26. Creating your own Visual Verbal Journal: Your First Steps are to choose a: 1.Composition 2. Medium 3. Subject Matter
  27. 27. Composition Variations: Full Page Design
  28. 28. Bleeds
  29. 29. Borders
  30. 30. Grids
  31. 31. Mandala= Radial Design
  32. 32. Columns
  33. 33. Diagonals
  34. 34. Organic Shapes
  35. 35. Cut Outs and Windows
  36. 36. Resources: <ul><li>The Journey is the Destination, The Journals of Dan Eldon , Dan Eldon, Chronicle Books </li></ul><ul><li>The Diary of Frieda Kahlo , Abradale Pess </li></ul><ul><li>The Decorated Page , Gwen Diehn, Lark Books </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>

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