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MN Visual Journal Collective Meet Up

September 18 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Free Please RSVP. Space is Limited


The MN Visual Journal Collective meets 12 times a year on the third Monday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wet Paint. Meetings are free and open to any adult who is interested in keeping visual journals. All skill levels are encouraged from beginner to life-long journal keepers. 

A little bit about the group: We are an eclectic, curious, and welcoming adult group interested in sketching and observing our lives. Come and join in the fun!

This month’s Topic: Round Robin Project 

This is one of our favorite meetings of the year! Here’s how it works: bring a book that you are willing to let other people work in. Open it to a clean spread and then we’ll begin to pass our books around the room. You will each work in every book that is passed around the room (we’ll set a timer, but we’ll only have a few minutes to work so we need to work fast). When you get your book back, the spread will be filled with artwork from everyone in the room!

A few tips:

  • Plan ahead – it’s best to have an idea of what you’d like to do before you come so you don’t spend your time trying to decide what to do and then don’t have time to work.
  • Make it simple! You’ll only have a small space to work in and a very short amount of time so don’t use an idea that’s complicated or requires a lot of materials.
  • Do something that dries quickly – we’ll be passing the books every few minutes and you don’t want your work to get smeared so be sure to plan for something that won’t take too long to dry.

Suggestions of supplies to bring:

  • A journal or sketchbook to pass around the room (mandatory)
  • Collage paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pens/paint pens/markers/colored pencils
  • Stamps
  • Stickers

2023 Meeting topics can be found here or here (please note that meeting topics are subject to change and updates will be posted to the Facebook group).

Volunteer Coordinators for 2023: Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com and Molly of TheFoundArtWalk.com Volunteer Coordinators for 2017, 2018, and 2019 were Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com and TJ of StudioMailbox.com Previous Volunteer Coordinator Suzanne Hughes Original Creator of the Visual Journal Collective – Roz Stendahl Many Thanks to TJ, Suzanne, and Roz for their years of dedication to this group  

Masks are optional for shopping and classes at Wet Paint. Thanks!

Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing is located at 1684 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Public Transportation to Wet Paint:

The #63 bus in St. Paul stops at Wet Paint and connects with the Green Line Light Rail in downtown St. Paul and at Westgate Station on University Ave. The A line stops only 2 blocks away at Grand and Snelling.

Parking once you get here:  We have a small number of parking spots the lot behind the store. Street parking – there are some 2-hour restrictions on Grand Avenue near the shops but no restrictions on Cambridge Street and Lincoln Avenue –a block from the store. The Hidden River Middle School lot directly across from the store is usually available on evenings, as long as no school events are happening