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The Art of Visual Journaling

April 29, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Detail of Diary 2 by Michael Napper

Join us for a one-of-a-kind visual journal workshop led by artist and instructor, Michael Napper.

Weaving together journaling and art, this class offers participants a unique opportunity to explore a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, printing, collaging, and more. This three-month workshop will leave you with a new understanding of the intersections between imagination and making, sharpened observational skills, and a newfound love of journaling. Plus, studio artists Gerald Wiggins and Joseph “JD” Green will assist via their artistic expertise.

No prior knowledge or skills required (ages 15 and over).

The Art of Visual Journaling
February  4, 2017 through April 29, 2017 (6 sessions)

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fees and Materials
$150 full 6-session course; $30 drop-in per class

- Must bring your own journal or sketchbook, no smaller than 8 x 10 inches. Heavy paper recommended. (Journals also can be purchased at Creativity Explored.)

Space is limited! Please call or e-mail info@creativityexplored.org to reserve your place in the class.

You will walk away with:

  • A sketchbook of your very own drawings, collages, written and drawn observations

  • A collaborative experience with artists who have developmental disabilities

  • A set of new art making skills including: printing, painting, stamp-making, and monotyping

  • New ways of observing and recording the world including particular methods of sketching, writing, data collecting, and collaging

  • A deeper exploration of one’s own artistic abilities

Course Schedule

Class 1 (Saturday February 4, 2017):  Introduction to Creative Journaling & Experimentation

Class 2 (Saturday February 18, 2017):  Painting, Group Activities, & Wordplay

Class 3 (Saturday March 4, 2017): Interview with a Younger & Older Self

Class 4 (Saturday April 15, 2017): Collage, A Walk through the Mission, and A Visit by a Book Artist

Class 5 (Saturday April 29, 2017): Book as Sculptural Objects and Self Publishing

Michael Napper is a visual artist, painter, and photographer. He has been making visual journals for the past 35 years. Utilizing a variety of techniques, Napper melds together an assortment of diverse mediums and ideas into his creative journaling practice. Through his process-based work, Napper finds the freedom to experiment without fear, examines the personal and the past, connects disciplines, and fosters growth between himself and his surroundings.

 

 

 

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