What is a visual verbal journal?

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What is a visual verbal journal?

  1. 1. Virtually Exploring the Visual Verbal Journal <ul><li>Experiment. Reflect. Create. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tasks Overview <ul><li>Research some different artists who use their Visual Verbal Journals. </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on different artists’ concepts and their techniques in their journals. </li></ul><ul><li>Make two entries – one on an artist and how the journal impacts his/her work and a second entry on using what you have learned to make your own entry about how journaling impacts you. </li></ul><ul><li>Present your journal entry. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tasks: Research other artists and their journals. <ul><li>Research – TWO OPTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.visualjournaling.com/sketchbooks.html and find an artist that shows both journal entries and finished artwork. *Answer the following research questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.visualjournaling.com/artists.html and look at journals by artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Eric Fischl, or Edvard Munch. Find a journal entry you like by the artist and a finished artwork by that artist (google the artist for artwork). *Answer the following research questions. </li></ul><ul><li>* Research Questions to answer : </li></ul><ul><li>What makes their journal so special? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there more images than words? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see stuff in the journal that you can find in their artworks? </li></ul><ul><li>TASK #1: </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Visual Verbal Journal Entry comparing the journal page to the artwork and include your reflections on the comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>Include a copy of both the journal page researched and the artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Make cool title for the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a VVJ format. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your opinion and any graphics you need to make the comparison. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tasks: Reflect on Journals . <ul><li>Visit at least three of the following journal sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://1001journals.com/ http://www.alteredbookartists.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.i-live-here.com/ http://www.dannygregory.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.humument.com/ http://www.lookatbook.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lisakokin.com/mmbooks/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.dianefarrisgallery.com/artist/xiong/sketchbook.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TASK #2: Reflect on three artists whose journals “speak” to you. In other words, you just couldn’t get enough of their work. What to reflect on for each artist? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe what you see on the journal? Easy enough. What did the artist make? Don’t go crazy - just make a list of what you see. Don’t forget to include the web address. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze what art “stuff” the artist put on the page. Think about the elements of art and the principles of design. Use as many “art” words as you possibly can - like rhythm, unity, emphasis, texture, space, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpret what you think the artist is trying to say. The best part of this is you can’t be wrong since it is your opinion of what you think the artist is saying. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion. Do you really like, or not? And don’t say you like it, because it’s cool. (That is a lame reason for liking art!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post your reflections on my blog --- http://munson-dp1.blogspot.com . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Tasks: Make an Entry <ul><li>TASK #3: Create a VVJ entry that expresses whatever you have found exciting about a journaling artist and the journaling process. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use whatever media you feel comfortable. You MUST try something you saw in the journal pages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t copy, but adapt it in your own style. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the VVJ format for layout your entry. Make sure you have “visual movement.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it a personal entry – how does journaling affect you! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tasks: Present your Entry to the class <ul><li>TASK #4: Using the class document reader, present your journal entry about “journaling” . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to “talk” about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where you found the artist? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What attracted you to the artist? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Defend how you showed this in your journal entry. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How did you adapt their journaling into your own style? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name something new you found while researching journaling. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluation <ul><li>Based on 100 points, 20 points for each category. </li></ul><ul><li>(20-18=Advanced; 17-16=Proficient; 15-14=Emerging; 13-0=Unsatisfactory) </li></ul><ul><li>How well did you research your artist & artwork journal entry? Did you include all the information and your personal reflections? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you make three reflections on journals from web sites? Did you answer all the questions correctly and in depth? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you creatively make a journal entry about journaling? Did you use a VVJ format? Did you adapt a journaling technique in your entry? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you defend your journal when you presented to the class by answering all the critical questions? </li></ul><ul><li>How much effort did you put into the overall craftsmanship of this project? Did you make the extra effort to complete your work? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Credits <ul><li>Designed by Dana Jung Munson and Edwin Link. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on “What is Visual Verbal Journaling” power point created by Jes Booth, Northview HS. </li></ul><ul><li>Links: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://munson-dp1.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/djmunson/what-is-a-visual-verbal-journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.visualjournaling.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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