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Daily Visual Journal - full course

Daily Visual Journal for self-care and personal expression

This Daily Visual Journal course is a of the year long course that has weekly techniques, discussion group, discounts to DVJ supplies that I curate from new and recycled materials, and monthly live online group chats.

Daily Visual Journal is a self-care journal that incorporates images, color, texture, and words to uniquely capture your personal expressions. Using the materials from the supply list, or using what you already have, you can create a visual expression of today.

This workshop gives you techniques to experiment with - your journal is your place of discovery - discovery of yourself and your visual voice.

Each technique is followed by a self reflection prompt for you to think about and write about on the backside of your visual journal. Sometimes while creating a visual journal I have a thought in mind and it informs the artwork, other times Iā€™m just playing with technique and process. This written portion does not need to be completed immediately, sometimes the idea occurs to you much later and a self reflection is obvious. Other times, you may feel no need to respond at all.


Remember, this process is for you and you may have your own routine and ideas to make it work. Great! Use these Daily Visual Journal techniques and ideas as an inspiration for your own work. I would love to see what you create your Daily Visual Journal! Please, share your work and ideas - share your self-care routine and keep creating!


Your Instructor


Kelly Darke, ATR, M.Ed., BFA
Kelly Darke, ATR, M.Ed., BFA

I am an artist and a registered art therapist. I use art on a daily basis as my own self-care. Self-care is not selfish or a luxury, it is necessary for us to be our best selves and necessary for us to be able to care for ourselves and our family. Using art for self-care is the intentional action of making art to reduce stress or to decrease anxiety, to distract yourself from pain (physical or emotional), and to feel joy. I always come back to my art as a way of managing my emotional health ā€“ it is a constant process.

Mindful Art Center is my art therapy office and art studio located in Livonia, Michigan. I provide art therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults to reduce anxiety and depression, and to develop coping skills.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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