Visual Journaling - Not Offered Summer 2019

A visual journal is a creative combination of diary, doodle pad, to-do list, sketchbook, and scrapbook.  Visual journaling is deeply personal and meaningful, and requires no artistic training--only a playful willingness to experiment!  In this hands-on class participants will learn and practice the techniques of visual journaling, including transferring images, layering and mixing in ephemera, and engaging in reflective writing and drawing.  Participants will also be given lots of resources and inspiration for continuing development and discovery. 

Course fee covers all supplies except a journal; participants should bring their own journal book, which can be any size version of the Moleskine Watercolor Notebook, Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal, or similar.

Instructor: Martha McCaughey
Enrollment: 18
Dates:           (6 weeks)
Cost:   $130
Location:  Belk Hall #11

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • SPRING SESSION 2019:  December 3 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2019:  May 1 at noon
  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon

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Martha McCaughey is a sociology professor at Appalachian with a Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy.  Visual journaling is her favorite medium of creative expression. 

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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