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18-Week Visual Journal, Mixed Media Art Self-Paced Art Class, Intermediate

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Benjamin Corey's Creative Curriculum Coop
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This 18 week self-paced class teaches students to repurpose a used hardback book through a variety of techniques turning each page into a work of art. Each lesson focuses on self-expression, one lesson is shared a week for 18 weeks.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Beginner - Intermediate Level
18 lessons//18 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
How to Use Colored Pencils
Students are introduced to six different ways to use colored pencils in their visual journal. A demo video walks students through the different techniques and reference guides are included for students to follow once they start working on their page.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
20. Roll-a-Design 3 Activity
Students leave their visual journal design up to chance by following my third roll-a-design guide. They roll a die for each step, which determines the color, materials, and subject for their work of art. This fun activity will push students to try designs they normally wouldn’t.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Using Metallics
This week students are shown seven different materials to use to create a shiny, metallic-focused page in their visual journals. A demo video is included to show the variety of materials and reference guides help walk students through options as they begin working on their visual journal pages this week.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Using Personal Pictutes
Students look to personal inspiration to create a visual journal page that incorporate pictures they have taken. Six techniques are covered to show a variety of ways pictures can be used. A demo video and reference guides help students understand how pictures can be used.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Connecting Multiple Pages
Students are pushed to think creatively about how to visually or physically connect multiple pages together in their visual journal. Seven different techniques are shown in a demo video and included in a reference guide. This lesson pushes students to think creatively and outside of the box to solve this artistic challenge.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Visual Journal Prompt Jar
This week students are provided with a list of prompts to use in their visual journal. One prompt should be randomly selected, the student must create the prompt they chose. This activity pushes students to respond to a creative challenge. These prompts can be used once the lesson is complete if the student needs a fresh idea to use in their visual journal.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
How to Use Gesso
Students are introduced to the traditional art material, gesso, to use in their visual journals. They are introduced to six different ways gesso can be used. Reference guides are also included to walk students through options as they work on their visual journal this week.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Collaging with Book Pages
Students are introduced to seven different ways book pages can be used in their visual journal design. A demo video shows the variety of ways book pages can be used and reference guides help students as they create their own work of art this week.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Artist Inspiration
Students turn to other artists to inspire their design this week. A research activity helps students find an artist that influences their style, design, or subject matter to create a one-of-a-kind work of art inspired by another artist.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Material-Subject-Word Prompts
Students are once again turning to prompt jars to inspire their work of art this week. Students randomly select a material, subject, and word to inspire their page. A demo video shows the process and the prompts can be used over and over again.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
How To Use Pastels
Students are introduced to the traditional art material, pastels this week. A demo video shows a variety of ways pastels can be used in a visual journal and shows steps on how to properly use the material. A warmup activity is included to help students gain confidence using the material before starting on their page this week.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Making and Using Stencils
Students are introduced to stencils as a tool to create their visual journal page this week. This create a clean, graphic style to add a unique look to their visual journal book. A demo video and reference guides are included to walk students through making and using stencils.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Using Unusual Materials
Students are encouraged to think outside of the box in terms of materials this week. A demo video shows 10 ideas for unusual materials to use. Students have to think creatively to create a unique page in their book.
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Material-Subject Prompts
Students are once again turning to prompt jars to inspire their work of art this week. Students randomly select a material and subject to inspire their page. A demo video shows the process and the prompts can be used over and over again.
 Week 15
Lesson 15
How to Use Oil Pastels
Students are introduced to the traditional art material, oil pastels this week. A demo video shows a variety of ways oil pastels can be used in a visual journal and shows steps on how to properly use the material. A warmup activity is included to help students gain confidence using the material before starting on their page this week.
 Week 16
Lesson 16
How to Use Stamps
Students are introduced to the mass-produced art material, stamps and ink pads, to create their design this week. A demo video shows five different ways stamps can be used before students create their own page.
 Week 17
Lesson 17
16 Things About Me
Students turn to personal inspiration to create their visual journal page. Before starting their page they write a list of 16 things about them. One item is selected as the jump off point for their page this week. A demo video and reference guides are included to help inspire students.
 Week 18
Lesson 18
Book Cover Design
Students create a book cover to personalize their visual journal this week. A demo video walks them through the process and reference guides are used to help students as they create the finished touch on their visual journal book.
Students will learn how to express themselves creatively and how to use a wide range of art materials and techniques. Through this four-week class, students learn how to select a visual journal book, prepare the book, create a magazine collage, find art inspiration, create a successful collage, incorporate text into a work of art, create a magazine fade, use acrylic paint, India ink, bleeding tissue paper, create a tape transfer, bubble print, Mod Podge image transfer, use watercolors, paint pens, Sharpies, do printmaking, use botanicals, combine images together, and so much more. 
I have my Bachelor's degree in art education, Master's degree in art education, 12 years experience teaching high school art, 5 years experience teaching art summer camps and volunteering in art classrooms K-12, 15 years experience developing art lessons, art curriculums, and working in the virtual education sector.
Homework Offered
Students will create their own visual journal page after seeing how I create my visual journal page using the technique demonstrated that week.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
I recommend taking Intro to Visual Journals 1 week class or my Intro to Visual Journals 18-week class first. These courses walk students through how to select a book and create a collage. This course jumps right into working in a the book.
Students will need physical supplies to complete assignments. Required materials include a used hardback book, magazines that can be cut up, scissors, glue, watercolor paint, water cups, paintbrushes, Sharpies, paint pens, and optional materials for this course depending on what students choose to focus on and what you have on hand at home. If you don’t have access to supplies alternatives can be found, these are other recommended supplies: acrylic paint, India ink, bleeding tissue paper, packaging tape, Mod Podge, dish soap, printmaking supplies, colored pencils, metallic material, printed images, gesso, book pages, pastels, oil pastels, spray paint, and stamps.
At times students will have the option to use material that may be messy, such as paint, or require adult supervision, such as an Xacto Knife. A range of materials is always introduced to allow students to select what interests them most. If you don't have access to supplies or prefer a supply isn't used I will recommend other options.
One topic asks students to research an artist to use as inspiration for their page. They will need computer access to research artists. Students can also look through books for inspiration if you don't want them to have internet access. 
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(4,490)
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The Creative Curriculum Cooperative is a community of online educators dedicated to bringing our unique creative interests to the academic subjects we love to teach. We are experienced educators that guide learners through making everything from... 
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18 pre-recorded lessons
18 weeks of teacher support
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