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June 21, 2017
Draw It Like It’s Hot Learn How to Draw Deliciously!
We’re big fans of food here at Sketchbook Skool. We love drawing it almost as much as we love eating it! Each meal gives us a chance to draw something delicious. But drawing food can be tricky; how do you capture the sheen on an egg, the texture of bread, or make a plate of spaghetti looking yummy rather than runny? Great news: You can learn all …Read more »
June 19, 2017
Draw It Like It’s Hot Get a Delicious Discount on This Kourse!
What a great way to start a Monday: Our food illustration kourse, Draw It Like It’s Hot, is on sale now! In Draw It Like It’s Hot, Sketchbook Skool co-founder and foodie Koosje Koene teaches you how to create amazing illustrated recipes—even if you think you can’t draw or cook. You’ll learn how to draw and paint food so that it actually looks as …Read more »
June 12, 2017
Let’s Make A Map: Our New Kourse Starts Today!
Our amazing new kourse Let’s Make A Map starts today! All over the world, students are getting ready to dive into klasses where Nate Padavick, master map maker and co-founder of the map art website They Draw And Travel, will be teaching them how to map their favorite places. But that’s not all. Once you learn the elements of making a map, you can …Read more »
June 5, 2017
Let’s Make A Map: Danny Gregory on Drawing and Travel
The start of the summer season means traveling and vacations. Whether you’re going across the ocean, across the country, or across the street to a coffee shop on your day off, drawing is a way to tell stories about the places you’ve been. And our new kourse Let’s Make A Map will show you how to document and remember your trip in a whole new way. …Read more »
June 1, 2017
Let’s Make A Map 20 Different Maps You Can Make
Our next new kourse is Let’s Make A Map, and in this week-long workshop, map creator Nate Padavick will teach you how to make a map of your area, your favorite vacation spot, or someplace special to you. But maps are more than ways to navigate a geographical location. They’re a beautiful art form with their own special ingredients to make them …Read more »
May 31, 2017
New Kourse News! Let’s Make A Map
Exciting news: We have a new kourse! Get ready for Let’s Make A Map, starting June 12! Maps are helpful, but they’re beautiful, too. They’re an art form unto themselves. And in Let’s Make A Map, you’ll learn how maps can have a zillion uses, letting you tell your story in rich, exciting ways. You can make a map of the best vacation you ever had— …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 13, 2017
Study Hall: Drawing a Building (an Urban Sketching Trip)
In this week’s Study Hall, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene takes an Urban Sketching trip outside to draw a building. In our Seeing kourse, Urban Sketcher Liz Steel teaches how to see patterns—she sketches ornate antique teacups to illustrate the point (literally!). Then, she goes outside and uses her background in architecture to show …Read more »
April 10, 2017
Behind the Scenes with Nina Johansson
Today’s blog is by Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene, who writes about going behind the scenes for Nina Johansson’s klass in our new kourse Exploring. Click here for a look at what it’s like to film a Sketchbook Skool kourse. Here’s Koosje to tell you more about Nina and what she’ll be teaching in Exploring. Have you ever noticed how …Read more »
April 7, 2017
What is Composition, and Why Do Your Drawings Need It?
One of Danny Gregory’s biggest idols is back. Felix Scheinberger, illustrator and author of Urban Watercolor Sketching and the upcoming Dare to Sketch taught one of our most popular watercoloring klasses. This spring he’s back in our new kourse, Exploring, this time teaching composition. In this blog, Danny writes about how excited he is to take …Read more »
April 6, 2017
Behind the Scenes with Lynne Chapman
Lynne Chapman is a world-famous Urban Sketcher and illustrator. And she’s teaching a klass in the new Sketchbook Skool kourse, Exploring. In her upcoming klass, Lynne teaches from her bright, sunny studio in Sheffield, England. She shares her secrets of watercoloring and shows you her amazing concertina-style sketchbooks (they fold out …Read more »
April 3, 2017
A New Way to Explore: Urban Sketching with Nina Johansson
When you’re on vacation in a new place—or just being a tourist in your own town—skip the camera and try urban sketching. One look at Nina Johansson’s amazing urban sketches tell you why. Nina is known all over the world for her amazing on location drawings and her watercoloring skills. Her artwork shows why urban sketching and drawing scenes on …Read more »