A museum is a perfect resource for teachers, museum educators, community professionals, and university students to take an inspiring idea and spread it throughout the community. When teachers come to the museum to participate in a creative learning approach, they can then pass it on to other teachers, which is then passed on to students, and then passed on to family and friends, encouraging community members to come back to the museum where it all began.
In the summer of 2011, artist Constance Pierce hosted a workshop for area schoolteachers, museum educators, and community professionals. Artist Constance Pierce summarizes the Imaging Journal below:
The healing qualities of both journal writing and image making are joined together in the process of creating an Imaging Journal. Part soul work, part personal narrative, the intimacy of the sketchbook format allows images to surface from memory and imagination. Guided explorations in watercolor, monotype, collage and expressive text offer an enriched form of language. The resulting archetypal images often inspire surprising powers of self-expression. Experiments in design, color theory, composition, sequential imaging, visually expressive text, and artists’ methods and materials are included. Like Dante’s journey through darkness and light, the Imaging Journal informs us of our own interior mythology and it’s deep connection to the sacred whole. This class is specifically designed for students of diverse majors, and for artists, writers, educators, designers, counselors, and those in the ministering and healing professions.
Copyrighted material: Constance Pierce