This product includes 18 weeks of various photography prompts combined with guided art ideas to design pages in a book. The journal is like a sketchbook for photography class. Students first design a collage for their cover and then create a title page. Then students begin their weekly journal assignments on the remaining pages. Each week features a specific photography subject and a guided artistic page design. Listed below, is the assignment for week 1:
Page 1: Line (Take a picture of an interesting line.)
Journal Page- Glue a continuous line of yarn all over your page. Write the word “line” in cursive continuously around the yarn line.
Each week follows the same formula (a photography prompt and a page design that correlates with the prompt). The first few weeks focus on the Elements and Principles of Design, then flow into subjects about the students and their interests.
This book can be incorporated into any art or photography class. It is a wonderful way to combine photography and art. The Visual Journal is a great tool to use simultaneously with other on going class projects as it provides students who finish early or need a break from the current project with a consistent assignment. Since all the assignments are given in advance, I also allow students who finish projects early to work ahead on visual journal assignments.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS BOOK (can easily be changed or adapted):
Sketchbook (Visual Journal Book)
Tacky glue or Elmers
Yarn, string, rope
ALL DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT:
*Visual Journal Book Guidelines for Instructor ( 2 page document that explains helpful procedures used with the Visual Journal like due dates, grading, photo sizing, and materials used).
*Visual Journal Assignments/Rubric (2 page document that lists all Visual Journal Assignments and a standard rubric in which each journal will graded---for student use).
(Each document includes an editable Microsoft Word document as well as a PDF version).