Art Department: Visual Journal

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Justin Hayden

BA Art Education/Photography 2009, MA Art Education 2014
Art Educator at Western Wayne High School

"I love watching students’ artistic abilities and vision transform throughout their high school careers. I have several talented and devoted students who have made a huge impact on my teaching career."

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Visual Journal

Your visual journal is a personal creative book that enables you to personalize and document your discovery, development, and educational journey. Include:

  • Sketches and rough ideas
  • Composed, finish artwork
  • Musings
  • Reminders
  • Reflections
  • Notes and questions


Your journal should reflect your personality and interests. It should tell others what you're about, what grabs your attention, and what you have independently researched and discovered on your own, both in and out of class.

Books on Visual Journals

We recommend the following books on visual journals: