A Space of Possibility: Visual Journals (Online)

The visual journal can be a place of exploration that is portable, economical, and inter/cross-disciplinary. In this course, students create daily journal entries that can include but are not limited to drawings, paintings, collages, digital renderings and photography, paper engineering, and written observations. Each journal's overall form can be conventional or that of an artist's book, website, or blog. In addition to creating thematic journals, students learn the historical and contemporary applications of sketchbooks and journals as research tools in the visual and performing arts, literature, media, science, and math via online research, readings, and discussions. / Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies.

This online course is asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Instead, the course is project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week, and students can choose a time and place that works best for them to complete the work. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. 

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work. 

Required textbook:
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Register Before: June 2
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings
Register on or before May 10 and save $25.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Course Details

VS 1152 20 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, June 7, 2021
Date End: 
Friday, August 13, 2021
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Drawing and Painting
Online Classes