A journal page from back when I was living in Santa Barbara and TAing at Laguna Blanca in Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara High.
I got a phone call to teach a visual journaling class at a local private highschool.
The school is small and the school year is nearly over but for the next four Thursdays I get to share my creative obsessions.
I am excited because this is the kind of artwork that I always loved during highschool- but not the kind of work we got to study. The work of Peter Beard & Dan Eldon- they were my heroes- Sabrina Ward Harrison and so many others. I can't wait to share the wonderful world of visual journaling with these kids.
My hope is that I can give them a fun enriching experience that teaches them to honor the debri of daily life; something that they can grow with and continue using as a creative outlet all throughout the summer and beyond.
The journal is a "safe place" where they can retreat to whenever things are confusing, exciting, frustrating, etc. A place they can escape to & work it out in a constructive way.
On the menu is...
Maybe I can post some of their work when we are done & you can see if I did a good job ;)