Join artist Devon Burke for an introduction to visual journaling, an expressive visual art process that involves the exploration and application of mixed media to the pages of a notebook or sketchbook. Your visual journal could be a collection of mixed media pages with free form expression, or a deep dive into connecting the arts with your innermost feelings and reflections of the world. This course will show the introductory process of gathering materials, making pages, and simple exercises for the beginning steps in creating an artistic journal. This is a mixed media course and participants should be prepared to use a variety of watercolor and acrylic paints as well as collaged and collected items.
- Journal with heavy paper or loose watercolor paper
- Watercolors and/or acrylic paints
- HB pencil
- Adhesive (elmer’s glue, rubber cement, or glue stick) and a brush for application
- Various paper scraps/clippings of choice
- Paper Towel
- Permanent Pens/Markers (optional)
- Oil Pastel (optional)
About the Instructor
Instructor Devon Burke returned to Santa Fe after years away in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned an MFA from Boston University in Art Education with a concentration in Art Therapy practice in the art classroom, and a BFA in Art Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Devon taught art for eight years in Massachusetts public schools, and has taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in painting to adults. Her main media of study is watercolor, specifically small landscape and plein air painting. Devon enjoys the delicate nature and transparency of watercolor, and has a strong passion for sharing her love of it with others.
This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.
This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.
This class is being offered on a sliding scale.
$10; minimal fee.
$20; covers the cost of the class.
$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.
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