ERIC Number: EJ941819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Visual Journaling: Engaging Adolescents in Sketchbook Activities
Cummings, Karen L.
Arts & Activities, v149 n2 p28-29, 38 Mar 2011
A wonderful way to engage high-school students in sketchbook activities is to have them create journals that combine images with words to convey emotions, ideas, and understandings. Visual journaling is a creative way for them to share their experiences and personal responses to life's events in visual and written form. Through selecting and arranging text and images, students will broaden their understanding of art, enhance their expression of ideas and provide heightened critical responses to visual culture. It also encourages students to know themselves on a deeper level, reflecting on personal strengths and challenges, values and concerns, and desires and dreams for the future. In this article, the author describes how her students do visual journaling and shares some tips for teachers.
Descriptors: High School Students, Studio Art, Art Activities, Student Journals, Journal Writing, Art Products, Art Expression
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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