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The Art of Visual Journaling

May 13 - July 22, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA


Artist and instructor Michael Napper brings back his popular weekend workshop, open to the public.

Michael Napper will offer The Art of Visual Journaling starting May 13 and continuing every second and fourth Saturday through July 22. 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.

Creativity Explored studio artists Gerald Wiggins and Joseph “JD” Green will co-teach the class with Napper, offering their artistic expertise as you explore a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, printing, collaging, and more.

Sign up today! Walk away with:

-- A collaborative experience with artists who have developmental disabilities
-- New ways of observing and recording the world including particular methods of sketching, writing, data collecting, and collaging
-- A set of new art making skills including: printing, painting, stamp-making, and monotyping
-- A sketchbook of your own drawings, collages, written, and drawn observations
-- A deeper exploration of your own artistic abilities

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

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



The Art of Visual Journaling

May 13 – July 22, 2017 (6 sessions, every 2nd and 4th Saturday)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fees and Materials
-- $150 full 6-session course
-- 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.)

Course Schedule
Class 1 - May 13, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Introduction to experimentation in the Visual Journal; Drawing and using mark-making tools beyond the pencil.

Class 2 - May 27, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Watercolor and other water-based paints, exploring various techniques, including stencil and wax resist techniques.

Class 3 - June 10, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Methods of chance, randomness, and strategies for cultivating serendipity:
A discussion of historical approaches, such as the cut-up technique, Oblique Strategies, and the game of Exquisite Corpse.

Class 4 - June 24, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Collage and the use of found objects and imagery.

Class 5 - July 8, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Rudimentary printmaking techniques, such as monotype, cardboard prints, potato prints etc.

Class 6 - July 22, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where can the journal go from here? Discussing the idea of various collaborative journal projects, such as 1000 Journals project (1000journals.com) and the Sketchbook Project (Sketchbookproject.com). Also, a brief discussion regarding self-publishing a book of your own journal via a print-on-demand publisher like Blurb. Finally, a discussion of the book as a conceptually-focused journal (one subject or theme), and the book as sculptural object.



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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