Visual journaling is a therapeutic and creative process that combines art and writing to express personal stories, thoughts, feelings, ideas, problems, and to grow skills as an artist.
The process is more important than the final product. It gives people the time to be mindful, and to release feelings and memories, problem solve, set goals, and also, to celebrate successes.
A visual journal is a safe place to express oneself and to experiment with a variety of media, such as watercolour paint, inks, markers, collage papers, photographs, ephemera, stencils and mark making tools commonly found around the house.
Since the pressure of making beautiful art to hang up on the wall for others to see is eliminated, the creator is freed to make mistakes and to take risks and to simply enjoy the playful process.
Art is better in the country and creating at Reflections Art Studio and Community! It is not just about the art, it is about developing relationships, connecting with nature and animals, learning about oneself, telling stories, discovering the joy of creating, thus, creating memories that the heart holds forever! It is about creating unique art that is a Reflection of you and no one else.
Reflections Art Studio and Community Classroom is wheelchair accessible with a ramp leading to the front doors, wide sliding glass doors, and a wheelchair accessible washroom.
When clients come to me, we not only do art and self-reflection, we visit the animals on my acreage and often explore the acreage for inspiration. We may create both inside my beautiful studio or outside with nature.
About Renee Dowling
Artist, Solopreneur, Teacher
Knowing how valuable visual journaling is for mental health, for developing creativity and providing fun, I developed my homebased business to help others to… Be Creative. Be Happy. Be Healthy!
Reflections Art Studio and Community Classroom is in its third year of operation.
Visual Journaling Art Retreats
- half day (three hours)
- full day (seven hours)
- evening (three hours)
- weekend (full or half days)
- Children’s Day Camps
- PD Days for Children
- Date Night
- Teacher Development
- Staff Development
- Birthday Parties and other special occasions
- Field Trips
- School Visits
Series of Visual Journaling Lessons
- One Hour/week
- One and a Half Hours/week
- Two Hours/week
- Two and a Half Hours/week
- Three Hours/ Week
- Six Weeks
- Eight Weeks
Visual Journaling Gallery
Reflections Art Studio and Community Classroom Location
Reflections Art Studio and Community Classroom
7130 Highway 523, Cypress County, AB, T1B 0L3
Hours of Operation
9:00 am – 9:oo pm
9:00 am -5:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hours May Vary for Retreat Bookings and Special Requests