visual journaling graphic by beth marcil
soul collage graphic by beth marcil
threshold by beth marcil
A collage of recent artwork by Beth Marcil
photo of beth marcil sipping tea and sitting on a sofa

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Olinda pine forest, Maui

This is an acrylic painting of the Olinda Pine Forest on a rainy, foggy Maui day. Because the soil was saturated, the reddish clay color was more vibrant than usual. I had to paint it! I added texture to the canvas with a heavy gel medium before applying paint. It adds so much more visual […]

Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Understand a Work of Art

Melanie Rick is a Kennedy Center teaching artist who works with students, teachers and other teaching artists globally.  In Hawaii, we have had the good fortune to study with her on a yearly basis. Using visual thinking strategies (ODIW: Observe, Describe, Infer, Wonder/Inquire), she teaches students and adults how to look at every detail within […]

Six-Word Memoirs & how to write them!

    I’m in love with the Six-Word Memoir. I’ve written them myself and I’ve taught students how to write them as a way to explore the intuitive collages they make using the SoulCollage® process. After creating a collage card, we use visual thinking strategies – ODIW (Observe, Describe, Infer, Wonder) – to give voice […]

Hero’s Journey Session 3: “The High Priestess” Archetype

Hero’s Journey Session 2: “The Magician” Archetype