Visual Journal, Altered Book Project: Art Lesson with PowerPoint, Rubric, Posters



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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:

  • Prompts
  • 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
  • Resources
  • Step-by-step teacher instructions for implementation
  • Vocabulary
  • A rubric
  • Prompts
  • National standards.

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 check it out here.

Check out the handouts that I use all year long that accompany this lesson here.

My $25.00 visual journal bundle is also included as part of my yearlong, Introduction to Art bundle pack hereGet all my visual journal resources plus so much more.