The Retreat

Journal Fodder Junkies: The Retreat

We are currently working on bringing you the Retreat for Summer 2015. We will update the information as we confirm plans.

You are invited to share a four day journey into the depths of the visual journal with David and Eric, The Journal Fodder Junkies. Not only will you learn the basics of getting started and using some simple art materials, but you will also explore yourself, your creativity, your hopes and your dreams. Even if you don’t feel like an artist or writer, David and Eric will show you how easy it is to combine words and images into your own, unique vision. Pulling from both of their bestselling books on the visual journal, the JFJ will help you express what you’ve been longing to express and discover the potential and creativity you have inside. We hope that you can join us for these four days of self-discovery.

David R. Modler and Eric M. Scott are the Journal Fodder Junkies. This dynamic duo are artists, researchers, educators, authors, and internationally recognized experts on the visual journal. They have presented at state, national, and international conferences and conventions, and they have provided workshops at artist retreats and other venues across North America.

In 2010 their first book, The Journal Junkies Workshop, was released by North Light Books, and quickly became a bestseller in the mixed media community. Feeling like they had not exhausted their ideas on the visual journal, they wrote a follow up, Journal Fodder 365. Released at the end of July 2012, Journal Fodder 365 has quickly become a bestseller as well.

Eric M. Scott lives in Purcellville with wife Joanne and their numerous animals. He teaches art at Tolbert Elementary School in Leesburg.

David R. Modler lives in Shepherdstown, WV where he is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Shepherd University.



We understand that things come up, so if you should have to cancel, we understand. If you cancel over 30 days prior to the retreat, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel between 1-30 days prior to the retreat, you will forfeit all fees if the space cannot be filled. If the space is filled by another participant, you will receive a full refund minus a $75 administrative fee.

In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, David and Eric reserve the right to reschedule Journal Fodder Junkies: The Retreat.