Create sketchbooks for high school or middle school art using collage materials, art supplies, cardboard, a needle, string, and drawing paper. This lesson is a great way to get students excited to journal and record their own thoughts in an artistic way. They learn how to make their own book which can be used as a Visual Journal, sketchbook, or notebook.
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This project is a great beginning of the year lesson as students can keep the book to complete journal assignments or just record their own ideas and thoughts however they would like in a safe place. The book is 6 x 9 and is a great size to have handy and keep close at all times. It can be used like a sketchbook or diary as well. It is good for exploring new ideas or to reflect on finished work.
Materials needed are: drawing paper, cardboard, string, a needle, glue or medium, and a ruler.
If you like this lesson you may also be interested in this Doodle assignment. It can be done inside the journal and teaches students new was to visually explore thoughts and ideas.