Get Creative in Boulder this Summer!

Get Creative in Boulder this Summer!

Whether you are an emerging artist or have never picked up a brush, join me for a creative workshop at the Open Studios gallery on the Pearl Street Mall (in the Old Chicago building). Registration will open soon, in the meantime, contact me to put your name on the list: jsalmons[at]vision2lead.com.

 

 

Wish You Were Here: Art Cards

Creating and sending small paintings is fun for you and will make the day of anyone who receives it. Art cards are fun when you are traveling, or any time you want to send a heart-felt greeting. Learn basic watercolor and penmanship techniques that will make your cards stand out in a pile of junk mail!
Class fee: $120
Supply fee: $25
You will use and take home a fountain pen, mobile watercolor palette, brush, and a starter set of art cards
Class time: 3 hours, 1 to 4 pm
Choose from one of the following dates: July 5, August 9, or August 10
Minimum enrollment: 6, maximum enrollment: 15
 

Journaling Right and Left

From to-do lists to life observations, journaling can be practical or reflective. We’ll take a holistic view that allows you to use your imaginative right side and practical left side. Nature journaling allows us to sharpen observational skills as we make note of the unfolding changes of the places and seasons in our beautiful world. Memoir journaling helps us capture and consider both current and past life events, as we look toward the future. Art journals give us a place to doodle, sketch, paint as we express ourselves. Planners keep us on track, and moving forward. We’ll explore and try different styles, so you can develop your own mindful approach.
Class fee: $100 for one workshop, $175 for both workshops.
Supply fee: $25 (If you take both workshops, only one art kit will be needed.) You will use and take home an Open Arts art journal, fountain pen, mobile watercolor palette, brush.
Class time: 2.5 hours, 1 to 3:30 pm
Minimum enrollment: 6, maximum enrollment: 15

Choose from the following dates:
  • Nature and Memoir Journaling will be offered July 22, and August 7
  • Art Journaling and Planner Journaling will be offered July 24, and July 31

 


Don’t you need a creative interlude?
My workshops are based on three principles:

  • We need time to refresh our minds and spirits. We are collectively under stress from a tumultuous time and information overload. We spend too much time looking at screens (this from a digital geek!) and not enough time using our hands.
  • You don’t need to be an artist to benefit from a creative experiences. We focus on process, not the product.
  • You can do it! Start with some basic techniques, play and have fun!
Time with Writers: TAA Conference

Time with Writers: TAA Conference

This week I’m participating in the Textbook and Academic Authors Association conference in Philadelphia!  I will live-blog on MethodSpace to share ideas I glean from presenters and attendees.  After the conference I will post a summary of my own presentations, with links to resources.

TAA is an association of and for writers from all disciplines. You can find my monthly TAA Abstract blog posts here.

Getting Creative with Your Own Customized Journal

Getting Creative with Your Own Customized Journal

Registration is not yet online, but save the date for a new class at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado! Two Hands has partnered with MakeMyNotebook, so each class member will choose how to customize their notebook.

We’ll explore art, nature, memoir or Janet painting in Lyonsdiary, and bullet journal approaches. We’ll look at the kinds of techniques you can use to reflect mindfully, capture observations, record thoughts, and plan  important events.

Plan to join me in Boulder, or contact me to discuss a workshop in your own shop or organization.

Make Your Own Notebook
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00 – 4:30pm

Get Creative! Workshop Options

Get Creative! Workshop Options

Does your group, organization, or business
need to get creative?

My creative interlude workshops are based on three principles:

  • We need time to refresh our minds and spirits. We are collectively under stress from a tumultuous time and information overload. We spend too much time looking at screens (this from a digital geek!) and not enough time using our hands.
  • You don’t need to be an artist to benefit from a creative experiences. We focus on process, not the product.
  • You can do it! Start with some basic techniques, play and have fun!

Consider offering one of the following classes, or work with me to develop one that meets your specific needs.

Hands On Fountain Pens. Did you know Americans alone throw away at least 1.6 billion disposable pens every year? Learn the basics about how to buy, use, and maintain refillable fountain pens. Experiment with writing and drawing.

Wish You Were Here: Art Cards. Creating and sending small paintings is fun for you and will make the day of anyone who receives it. Learn watercolor and writing techniques that will make your cards stand out in a pile of junk mail!

Start Journaling. From to-do lists to life observations, journaling can be practical or reflective. Learn a variety of styles including bullet, art, nature, memoir, dream, and choose the ones that fit your life now.

Paper-Paint-Paper: Multimedia Collage. Who doesn’t remember the fun of cutting and pasting? Try a grown-up version with rice and decorative papers, and watercolor paints.

Contact me to discuss options for class length, size, supplies, and of course costs! Write to jsalmons[at]vision2lead.com.

 

Teach Educators to Teach Collaboratively

Teach Educators to Teach Collaboratively

Do you teach courses or training for professionals on these topics?

  • social, group, team, and/or collaborative learning
  • developing teams and partnerships
  • teaching and learning theories
  • instructional design
  • learning activity, project, or assignment design
  • mapping for learning project design
  • teaching roles and practices
  • facilitation roles and practices
  • assessment strategies
  • teaching online, blended, and/or face-to-face
  • teaching in a flipped classroom
  • teaching workshops or seminars outside of academia
  • problem- or project-based learning
  • experiential learning
  • community internships, field, or service-learning

If so, you might want to consider Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn as a course text!

Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn offers theoretical foundations educators need to understand and situate collaborative learning within program and curricular goals. It offers the practical, step-by-step guidance educators need to design, plan, map, facilitate, and assess collaborative activities.

Knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with being able to work with others across geographical, organizational, social and cultural boundaries are now more important than ever. Help current and future educators prepare to use collaborative learning and enable their students to learn to collaborate, while collaborating to learn!