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ONLINE WORKSHOP — Opening to Creativity with a Visual Journal


Looking to recharge your creativity? Thinking about incorporating a drawing component to your journaling?

Explore the practice of using a visual diary as inspiration for your innermost creativity. Through exercises, participants will uncover and nurture a connection to a free-flowing source of creativity. Participants will probe the past, find ideas for observation in the present, and look to the future for dreams and how to manifest them. Staying present, observing with the senses, and notating feelings will provide the way to create. Processes and methods used will begin with handwriting; then, using the shapes of words and letters, participants will ease into doodling, drawing, collage, and coloring.  A typical homework exercise will be to sit and both draw and visually describe what you see, hear, smell, and feel, then describe memories that come up while sitting.    

The class will meet virtually, using google hangouts, for an hour and a half on five Tuesdays, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM EST, beginning May 8. Work/play will be assigned to be completed during the week, requiring about 2-3 hours each week.  As work is completed, it will be posted to a group Tumblr page.

Participants have the option of purchasing ($30) a set of materials for the workshop: a gift box containing a wire bound sketch book, 5 colored pencils, Yes! paste, a small set of watercolors, and a watercolor brush. Additionally, participants will need markers and pens.  

Instructor: Jackie Meier website | contact
Five Weeks: May 8 to June 18, 2017 (skipping week of May 22)
Fee: $175
Enrollment Limit: 8

Jackie Meier is an artist and teacher. Her work focuses on abstraction. She uses line and shape with bold color to explore unseen forces, such as gravity, magnetism, and energy. Meier attended Boston College and received a B.A. in economicss. She later pursued her art education at the California College of Arts in San Francisco.  Meier received an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 2003.  She has had numerous solo shows at New York galleries including Nancy Margolis, Janet Kurnatowski, and Kenise Barnes Fine Art.  Meier teaches both children and adults at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York and Pelham Art Center in Pelham, New York.  She has taught watercolor, drawing and painting techniques, and sketch book writing and drawing.  She is active in her community as vice chair of the Village of Mamaroneck's Arts Council, and as co-president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Artist Association.


Thank you for your interest in Opening to Creativity with a Visual Journal.

  1. This is an online worshop. Communication and interaction with the instructor and other participants is done electronically.
  2. This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
  3. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  4. Registrations will be accepted up to the first day of the workshop. Late registrations require the approval of the instructor and a $20 late fee.
  5. Payment is expected at the time of registration.
  6. If you register and later find that you are unable to participate, the fee is fully refundable up to 48 hours before the first day of the workshop. After that date, we provide a refund of 80% of the fee paid. After the first week, no refunds will be made.

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