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Journal On!

Collage of people holding up their journals.

How we journey through this moment, one page at a time.

What’s it like being you right now? How has your life been changed? How will you look back on this moment? We want to hear from you!

The Portland Art Museum, Portland Public Schools, and Create More, Fear Less are assembling one enduring art journal, made up of many, to capture our shared story of this unique moment in history.

Over the summer, we shared a prompt and artist video each week to inspire you. Now, all are available below. Respond to any prompts you wish in any order. Teachers, please see these suggestions for integrating Journal On! into your curriculum. We believe that a consistent journaling or sketchbook practice is a powerful tool for people of all ages for individual growth, self-awareness, imagination, and empathy.

The online gallery remains active. We welcome your journal entries!

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How to participate

Respond to our prompts below or follow along on Instagram @journal_on_everyone.  Then, scroll down this page to view the gallery and upload an image of your work.

Share your drawings, words, or photos. Use any creative expression you want. If you’re a musician, dancer, or other kind of artist that doesn’t fit on a page, we’d love to see your process or creation captured in your journal.

If you’d like to make your own art journal using materials around your house, here’s how. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Hana Layson, Head of Youth and Educator Programs.

Cómo pasamos este momento, una página a la vez.

¿Qué se siente ser tú en estos momentos? ¿Cómo ha cambiado tu vida? ¿Cómo recordarás este momento? ¡Queremos escucharte!

El Museo de Arte de Portland, las Escuelas Públicas de Portland y Create More, Fear Less están integrando un álbum, con las creaciones de muchos, para capturar nuestra experiencia en este momento único en la historia.

Durante el verano compartimos cada semana una pregunta y el video de un artista para inspirarte. Todos están disponibles abajo. Responde las preguntas que quieras en cualquier orden. Profesores, por favor vean estas sugerencias para integrar Journal On! en sus planes de estudio. Creemos que el registro constante en un álbum o un cuaderno es una herramienta poderosa para el crecimiento individual, la autoconciencia, la imaginación y la empatía de personas de todas las edades.

La galería en línea permanece activa. ¡Esperamos tus imágenes!

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Cómo participar

Responde a las preguntas de abajo o sigue a @journal_on_everyone en Instagram. Después desplázate hacia abajo para ver la galería y sube una imagen de tu trabajo.

Comparte tus dibujos, palabras o fotografías. Usa cualquier forma de expresión creativa. Si haces música, bailas, o tu arte no cabe en una página, nos encantaría ver tu proceso creativo capturado en imágenes.

Si quieres hacer tu propio álbum usando materiales de tu casa, aquí te decimos cómo. Si tienes preguntas sobre este proyecto, contacta a Hana Layson, Jefa de Programas para Jóvenes y Educadores, hana.layson@pam.org.

Prompts / Preguntas

  • What will you remember most from this time?
  • What does this moment in history sound, smell or taste like?
  • What changes have you noticed around you? What feels different?
  • How could you tell the story of an object during this time you see every day?
  • How would you capture this moment in color and form?
  • What tools are you using to process these times?
  • What have you discovered during this time?
  • What are some experiments you are trying out right now?
  • What is one thing you do everyday? Why do you do it?
  • How was this summer unlike any other? How was it the same?
  • What does together mean? How do you stay connected to the people you love?
  • What can you see in the dark? Where have you found light?

Gallery / Galería

We are grateful to the Miller Family Foundation for generously supporting this project.
Agradecemos a Miller Family Foundation por su generoso apoyo para este proyecto.

Spanish-language content developed with the support and collaboration of AB Cultural Drivers.
Contenido en español desarrollado con el apoyo y colaboración de AB Cultural Drivers.

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