The Minnesota Center for Book Arts Visual Journal Collective meets 12 times a year on the third Monday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. at MCBA. (See their website for directions.)
The Collective is part of the adult workshop and program offerings at MCBA. Meetings are free and open to any adult who is interested in keeping visual journals. All skill levels are encouraged from beginner to life-long journal keepers.
If you are on Facebook, you may request to join the MCBA Visual Journal Collective group.
You may also wish to join the MCBA Visual Journal Collective Google Group to stay informed of upcoming meetings and/or any last minute changes due to weather.
Previous Volunteer Coordinator Suzanne Hughes
Original Creator of the Visual Journal Collective Roz Stendahl
Many Thanks to Suzanne and Roz for their years of dedication to this group.
Tentative 2017 Schedule
Monday, January 16, 2017-6:30-9:00pm-9th Annual Portrait Party
Monday, February 20, 2017-7pm-9pm-Time Capsule Vision Board Collage
Please bring a magazine or two, your favorite scissors and glue, and your journal.
Monday, March 20, 2017-7pm-9pm-Speed Journal Round Robin
Working fast, so the inner critic does not have time to intervene, we will pass our journals around the room, open to a specific page spread. Each person present is invited to make their mark in our journals on the open spread. Please do not be offended if your mark gets covered or partially covered as the journal makes its way around the room. That's part of the process and the multi-layered journal page effect!
Please bring a journal that YOU ARE OKAY LETTING OTHERS WORK IN, and some sort of mark making tool(s)-a stamp, a favorite marker or paint pen, a collage element to glue down, etc. This is going to be so fun! We can't wait to see you and your journal pages!
Monday, April 17, 2017-7pm-9pm-Favorite Tool/Supply
Monday, May 15, 2017-7pm-9pm-Favorite Object Drawing/Still Life
Monday, June 19, 2017-7pm-9pm-Favorite Art Books and Related Journal Pages
Monday, July 17, 2017-7pm-9pm-Zen Tangle/Doodling Fun
Monday, August 21, 2017-7pm-9pm-Sketchout-Loft Terrace/Minneapolis Skyline
Monday, September 18, 2017-7pm-9pm-Journal Sharing (Summer Travels or whatever you've got)
Monday, October 16, 2017-7pm-9pm-Stencil Cutting Demo
Monday, November 20, 2017-7pm-9pm-Art Supply Swap
Monday, December 18, 2017-7pm-9pm-2018 Calendar Journal Inspiration