Events


February 14 and 15, 2015 - Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Galax, VA, Visual Journal Workshops
Based on our first book, this workshop will feature a barrage of techniques and concepts that we employ in the journal.
Workshop price $150


Sunday, Feb 15 - Transitional Spaces
This workshop focuses on manipulating pages and creating pockets, doors, windows, and much more. Workshop price: $150


March 25-28, 2015 - National Art Education Association National Convention, New Orleans, LA
Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Initiating a Successful Visual Journal Practice 
his workshop will involve various artmaking, writing, and page manipulation techniques to aid in getting a visual journal started, as well as strategies to maintain engagement and forge a successful journaling practice. Ticket price: $49

Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Visual Journals: Developing Rich Layers of Meaning 
Using a process of exploration and discovery, this workshop focuses on the use of basic materials and techniques to create richly layered works in visual journals. Ticket price: $49

Thursday, March 26, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM - The Journey to Choice and Authentic Artmaking in the Artroom
Discover practical approaches to honor your students as artists and include more choice in your curriculum as a way to foster self-direction and authentic meaning making in your teaching.

Thursday, March 26, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM - The Visual Journal: Hinge Pin to Successful Art Curriculum with Samuel Peck and Michael Bell
K-16 experts share how visual journals help students unlock their art making passion, develop Personal Learning Networks and find their creative element. Discussion will be encouraged and effective strategies explored. 

Friday, March 27, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM - Visual Journals 101: A Crash Course
Discover the potential of the visual journal as two artist/educators discuss the classroom use and assessment of the visual journal. Leave with proven strategies that will engage your students. 

Saturday, March 28, 5:30 PM - 5:55 PM - International Collaborations: Preparing Visual Arts Teachers Through Shared Art Making with Alexandra Cutcher
This presentation showcases an international, collaborative project using visual journals and huge paintings. Students from WV, USA and NSW Australia engaged in a visual dialogue that reflected upon their developing teacher selves.


Saturday, March 28, 5:30 PM - 5:55 PM Building a Creative Community through Arts Based Collaborations with Samuel Peck
This presentation provides an overview of the international visual journal project known as tet[R]ad. Participants will be invited to get involved and be part of expanding this creative community.