Visual journals, or altered books, are a great continuous project for your art class. This art assignment is perfect for middle school or high school age students. The visual journals can serve as a weekly, monthly, or yearlong project.
I teach this visual journal assignment in every class, every year. Every Friday, students have a visual journal day. They get to work in their altered books or to catch up on a project if they have been absent or have fallen behind. It gives my students space to create what they want to create and a break from our typical routine.
All in all this listing includes:
✴ The PowerPoint presentation I use every year to introduce visual journals, or art journals, to my students. Which includes:
➢Visual journal page examples
➢Basic how tos
➢Other tips and techniques for collaging and visual journaling in general.
✴ Lesson plan, which includes:
➢A supply list
➢Step by step teacher instructions for implementation
Visual journals are always one of my students’ favorite projects of the year. It is a space for them to express themselves, experiment with materials, and take a break from regular projects.
This listing has been bundled with ALL my other visual journal resources (including handouts that show students how to complete a variety of techniques, tips on creating a successful visual journal, and posters for your classroom) for over half off the individual listing price .
Check out the handouts that I use all year long that accompay this lesson .
My $25.00 visual journal bundle is also included as part of my yearlong, Introduction to Art bundle pack . Get all my visual journal resources plus so much more.