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May 31, 2017
Yes You May: Pep Talk with Michael Nobbs
It’s the last day of Yes You May, the monthlong challenge we started to give you (and ourselves!) permission to be creative. In this final Yes You May pep talk, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene talks to an expert at vanquishing the myth that you don’t have enough time to be creative. Michael Nobbs has written books, created daily …Read more »
May 17, 2017
Fakulty Interview: Felix Scheinberger
Students in our Exploring kourse are currently having an amazing time. We know this because their teacher this week is Felix Scheinberger, the art professor who gave this now-famous 3-minute tutorial on professional watercolor techniques. Here, Felix talks about the romance of watercolors, how bad he is at math, and his new book, Dare to Sketch. …Read more »
April 17, 2017
Exploring Starts Today!
Our new kourse Exploring just launched today. Here’s why you need to be part of this amazing kourse. The teachers. Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory is teaching right now, kicking off this first week with a great discussion on why and how we’re creative, and ways to get past creative blocks that can be applied to almost any hurdle in your …Read more »
April 15, 2017
Fakulty Chat with Felix Scheinberger
Our new kourse Exploring starts in two days! One of our amazing instructors, Felix Scheinberger, tells you about his klass in this Sketchbook Skool Fakulty Chat. Felix is a book illustrator, author, highly sought-after teacher, and watercolor magician. He’s also someone who can teach a sketching secret you won’t find in many other art classes: …Read more »
April 14, 2017
Fakulty Chat with Lynne Chapman
Meet Lynne Chapman, one of the teachers in our upcoming kourse Exploring, in this SBS Fakulty Chat! In this video, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene introduces Lynne—though of course she doesn’t need to. Sketchbook Skool students have been begging for Lynne to teach a klass for ages. And now, she’s finally teaching one in our new kourse, …Read more »
April 12, 2017
SBS Fakulty Chat: Danny Gregory on How to Be More Creative
You want to be creative. You buy the art supplies, you make a promise to yourself to finally, finally learn to draw. Maybe you even make time to do this. And then… Does it happen? Or do you get shut down by the monkey chatter in your head? Getting past that monkey and actually becoming more creative is one of the things Danny Gregory teaches in …Read more »
March 20, 2017
Teacher Spotlight: Meet Lynne Chapman
Could we jump up and down any higher about Lynne Chapman teaching in our next kourse, Exploring? You’re probably jumping as high as we are. For those of you who haven’t met Lynne yet, she’s a superstar in the Urban Sketching world. Her latest book is Sketching People, a wonderfully colorful guide to the art of drawing the people you see on the …Read more »
March 6, 2017
How to Rewrite (or Re-Draw) History.
Today is the first day of klasses in Sketchbook Skool’s community kourse, Seeing. Today, people from all over the world start learning to see the world the way artists do. Some of them are absolute beginners who have always wanted to learn how to draw, watercolor, make art. Some have taken Sketchbook Skool klasses before and want to keep …Read more »
February 8, 2017
Teacher Poll: Which is Better, Drawing from Reality or Imagination?
Which is better: Drawing from real life, or using your imagination? That’s what we asked Sketchbook Skool fakulty members, and we got some surprising answers. When sketching from real life, you have a model—but you can also get caught up in trying to replicate your subject perfectly. And drawing from imagination can be daunting, but ultimately …Read more »
February 6, 2017
Community Klasses Start Today!
Happy first day of klass, Sketchbook Skolars! Sketchbook Skool’s community klass, Polishing, begins today. A community klass is one we all do together as a group, and the first one is Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory’s klass on telling your life story—as a graphic novel. Here’s a sneak preview of this innovative klass. Graphic novels are …Read more »
February 2, 2017
Fakulty News: Take Live Klasses with Jason Das!
Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Jason Das is teaching live workshops in the New York City area. Jason, the former president of Urban Sketchers, is known all over the world for his amazing sketches and watercolors. You can learn more about Jason and what urban sketching is all about in Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory’s Q & Art …Read more »
February 1, 2017
Did You Stop Drawing?
If you made a New Year’s Resolution this year, you might be among the 80 percent of people who have already given up, or are about to. At Sketchbook Skool, we made a resolution to do a drawing a day. And one of the reasons we started the A Drawing A Day kourse was to keep people from getting sidetracked if they find that their pen suddenly weighs …Read more »