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. This assignment shows students how to further personalize their books by creating a book cover.
See the presentation I use to introduce graphic design and how to create a cover for your altered book, or art journals. The PowerPoint includes the history of book covers and advertising in the United States, and discussions questions. In addition to the PowerPoint, this also includes an in-depth lesson plan, complete with supplies, resources, implementation, vocabulary, a rubric, prompts, and national standards.
Visual journals are always my students' favorite project of the year. It is a space for them to express themselves, experiment with materials, and take a break from regular projects. My students love the extension of their journals this assignment provides
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