Jan 10, 2014

2014 Art Journal Project

I’d like to share a new ongoing project that I am starting Monday – an art journal that students will create, build and grow themselves throughout the rest of the school year. After months of pricing ready-made options, I’ve found that an old box cover that is packing-taped to heavier cardboard, given a 2-hole punch, makes a great journal cover. Students will bring a box from home, as in their favorite cereal, etc. to make things more personal. The inside will be 9" x 12" drawing paper cut in half and hole punched, and the rings are the 1.75" school-variety that students may open up themselves. I love that this is recycled, inexpensive, flexible, personal, and something that I think students will take pride in building until it is thick with art and art studies.

5 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, how I love Mr. Sketch "sniffy" markers. Brings me back to my childhood.

Kathy Barbro said...

Thanks, I thought it made an appropriate cover, besides the fact that it is so colorful.

Hadassah Lerner said...

What a great idea. I get SOOOO much help from you as I am NOT an art teacher but I have 12 grandchildren who need guidance beyond the scribble stage :-) I do hope that you will post more about this journal! Thanks and many hugs from Jerusalem! ~Hadassah~

Kathy Barbro said...

Thanks and not to worry, I have three projects already lined up for posting in the next few days. :)

Sydni said...

I love this! I've been reading all the current posts to catch up. I think I'll do this with my 10 year old daughter starting in the fall. Thanks for your blog!