You are worth risking creativity.
Visual Journaling is a pathway of connection and creativity where you document your history and process with God in visual terms. Instead of journaling with words, you use visual forms of expression (such as painting, drawing, etc.) to record your life and commune with God.
We have found visual journaling to be an avenue to cultivate stillness, contemplation, and creativity in your times with the Lord. It is also a practice that can foster connection with family and friends. Ultimately, our hope is to give you a resource to practice creativity and enter into joy as a child of God.
Visual Journaling is a cornerstone rhythm in our 18 Inch Journey school. Our students create and document bi-weekly in a leather-bound journal that we fondly refer to as a History Book. Over the years, we have taught this practice to hundreds of people who have come to our schools and retreats because we believe that our lives and histories with God are worth recording.
Covered in this Course
Visual Journaling: The Fundamentals is a 6-part video workshop led by the Cageless Birds Creative Director, Justina Stevens. This series focuses on learning visual art fundamentals and exploring the practice of Visual Journaling. Justina teaches on color theory, drawing, and fundamental principles for working with watercolor, acrylic, graphite, ink, and mixed media. You will learn how to train your eye to see and discover which creative mediums bring you joy as you explore new techniques.
What you get when you enroll :
- 3+ hours of video content in 6 lessons (19 videos)
- Journaling the Voice of the Lord Episode with Jonathan Helser
In this online course, you will learn :
- Color Theory
- How to use graphite to capture 3-D objects using shadow, highlight and mid tone
- Line quality and blind contouring
- Basic watercolor techniques and how to capture form through color
- How to create mixed media compositions
- How to make simple connections with God in your every day life
Materials Needed for this Workshop:
Since this is an art course, it is important for you have the materials you need to complete each lesson! We have included links to our product recommendations down below to set you up for success.
This course is for you if you desire to forge a pathway of connection
with God through creative and artistic expression. You can be a trained
artist or a beginner seeking a creative outlet. This course can be
enjoyed and followed along by people with all types of experience.
The words "artist" and "creative" have become so intertwined that people find if they are not gifted in singing, drawing, or writing that they are excluded from being creative. Being an artist is an occupation. Creativity is a gift God bestowed upon humanity from day one. Your calling as a human is to live a creative life—to marry creativity to the places where you invest your time, whether it be as a mother, pastor, teacher, lawyer, or painter.
This course doesn’t expire. Once you purchase Visual Journaling: The Fundamentals, you’ll have permanent access.
All purchases from our online courses support our ministry and staff. We have given our lives to discipleship and the way of Jesus. Through our online courses, our discipleship schools, camps, and retreats, music, books, and more, we are passionate about inviting people into deep communion with God.