The Visual Journal

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Join artist and sketchbook fanatic, Nicole Northway to explore the art of keeping a visual record of your life. Call it a sketchbook, a journal, or a scrapbook, its all about the same thing: making a place to tuck the ephemeral bits of your daily life away for safekeeping.

We will start by creating a simple handmade pamphlet sketchbook and then work to start filling our pages. Learn simple painting techniques to create backgrounds worthy of your scribbled rants. Explore collage layout techniques to corral all those ticket stubs you've been hoarding. Experience the excitement of image transfers to create imagery in your journal.

Draw inspiration from Northway's personal stack of books and One Strange Bird's journal Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/onestrangebird/draw-me-in/

You will leave with a new place to store your dreams and musings. This class is great even for the complete beginner. Also fun for artists and crafty types looking for new ideas and techniques. Bring in any bits you would like to make memorable. Otherwise, we will have everything for you!







This class is great for beginners and also artists looking for inspiration and new techniques.

Student Reviews

5 | 4 reviews
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    Karen S.
    The Visual Journal

    It was a very fun class that introduced me to a lot of new ideas and inspired me to feed my creative side! Highly recommended!

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    Jessica H.
    The Visual Journal

    I really enjoyed the class. Nicole was very friendly and the class was well organized and informative. Fun two hours!

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    Dabble Student
    The Visual Journal

    I loved the venue! It was a very conducive environment for creating art and the materials available were fabulous. Nicole was very good at explaining the techniques and very friendly. I enjoyed our group.

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Nicole Northway
Nicole is an artist, educator, and small business owner. Nicole currently teaches at Columbia College and runs One Strange Bird, a unique boutique that sells handmade goods and offers art workshops. Nicole received her MFA from UIC in 2008 and has been making and showing artwork for over 10 years. She is a maker and loves painting, drawing, crafting, and learning new skills to share with her students.

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