The Sandspur partnered with Rachel Simmons’ Visual Journal course to showcase the efforts of students working on a semester-long art project.
Clustered around a large table in the Cornell Fine Arts Center, a group of students share their recent editions to an ongoing, semester-long project: the visual journal.
Students in the courses, Visual Journal I & II, meet weekly to discuss topics not traditionally associated with a fine art curriculum. Weekly discussions center around topics such as the nature of creativity, the importance of doodling, and the nature of narrative.
“Journaling is a popular way to develop a life-long habit of self-reflection as a way to make meaning in our lives,” writes Professor of Art Rachel Simmons in the course syllabus.