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Continuing Education

[Online] Visual Journals in the Classroom

Date: 9:00am - 3:00pm PDT June 22 Location: Online


This course will introduce visual journals as an instrument for generating ideas and documenting creative process.

Participants will have the opportunity to begin their own visual journal, and as a class discuss and practice ways in which the visual journal can be used in the classroom.

This course will focus mainly on the way the visual journal can support creative thinking in artistic applications, but some attention will be given to writing, text and strategies for making ideas more visual.

About the Instructor

Michael Dodson has taught art at French Prairie Middle School for 25 years. He has led workshops and sessions on using visual journals in the classroom at state and national educator conferences. Michael is the current president of the Oregon Art Education Association and was named Oregon Art Educator of the Year in 2018.


Course Details & Registration

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 22- 26, 2020, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Instructor: Michael Dodson (Oregon Art Educator of the Year 2018, and president of Oregon Art Educators Network)

Degree Applicable Credit: ART TBA, 2 semester hours, $1,950

Graduate Continuing Education Credit: CEED 866-12, 2 semester hours, $700

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

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