Institute for Extreme Journalism

My first published book:

Ghost Pirate; The Legend of Juana La Loca a collection of my Extreme Visual Journaling Pages!


Student Mary Garvey's journal pages from the "Altered States" workshop. Extreme Journalism is a unique creative process designed by Juliana Coles in 1992 that combines words with images for self dialogue, healing, and transformation.



Dear Journalists: Please be advised - I have been accepted into an artist residency in Morocco and will not be answering email, teaching workshops, answering questions from students, or accepting new members while I am gone. This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I plan to get all I can from it, so on my end, I am unplugging. This is for me as an artist, and anything I do for me enhances my teaching and my output. I will return March 9th 2016 and may or may not get back to work by Mar. 15. And online workshops may or may not resume.
Sincerely, your artist in the field, Juliana Coles

Blog Posts

Choosing A Book

Posted by Juliana Coles on June 4, 2015 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

We are just now beginning our 2nd week of Altered States, but there is still plenty of time to register and work along with the group! You can still register at any time during the next year and work at your own pace! Thanks to this amazing group of artists, I was inspired to choose a book to alter I hadn't thought of before! Looking to jumpstart your creativity and find motivation from working in a group- then this is the class for you!

Altered States beginning soon!

Posted by Juliana Coles on May 11, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

My favorite process for my visual journaling practice is altering a book. For years I only used blank books or sketchbooks to contain my words combined with imagery, but now an altered book is my book of choice! With too many possibilities - you can alter just about anything that acts as a book, how do you choose? And how do you alter a book to make it your very own, and what are the best supplies to use? All of this will be covered in my online workshop "Altered States" beginning May 28, but to help get you started you can check out my free video tutorial on "how to choose a book." (You may have to sign in but there are other cool video journaling…



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New Online Workshops!

All workshops are on hold until I return from Morocco March of 2016...



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