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December 18, 2015
New Kourse News, and A Christmas Karol
While our skoolhouse elves are putting the finishing touches on the first week of our brand-spankin’ new kourse, we couldn’t help but take a little artistic license with a holiday classic. We hope you like it! (And that Charles Dickens won’t be one of the ghosts visiting us on Christmas Eve…) Hounds by Danny Gregory Here at Sketchbook Skool, we …Read more »
November 27, 2015
Fakulty Friday: Koosje Koene
Featured image by Koosje Koene It’s Fakulty Friday! We’ve introduced a few new faces so far in preparation for our next klass in January, but you might already recognize this one… In Amsterdam, Koosje Koene prepares for her Sketchbook Skool klass by going to her favorite art supply shop and gives you a little peek behind the scenes of the klass …Read more »
September 18, 2015
Our Community Draws: Reflections on Beginning
Featured image by Lesley Bergen Now that the SkoolHouse is starting to buzz with activity again, we are introducing all of our courses to more new students. Each month, we will focus on a different course and issue a sketch challenge to celebrate what our students in that particular course in the past have done as well as show the newbies what’s …Read more »
September 11, 2015
Sketchbook Skool: On-Demand!
Featured image by student Alice Schlein Whether it’s the next season of House of Cards or takeout food from the neighborhood Thai restaurant, having to wait is never fun. We look to Netflix for our favorite films and shows whenever we want them and we turn to GrubHub or a local delivery guy when we want our favorite meal but are too lazy to leave …Read more »
September 4, 2015
Skool’s Back in Session!
Featured image by Tommy Kane The leaves aren’t quite crunchy yet BUT our Skoolhouse doors are open and ready for students to return! We spent the summer tweaking a few things and freshening up the paint on the walls so everything is ready for you. We won’t be offering a brand new kourse until the Winter however, every other kourse we have ever …Read more »
August 7, 2015
A Peek at Playing: Free eBook!
Featured image by More Playing student Karina Suarez (playing with newspapers). Have you spent your summer balancing vacations, work schedules, and summer activities for you and your family? Though it’s supposed to be a break, summer can be just as busy and stressful as any other season for some of us! If you didn’t have the time to sign up for …Read more »
July 31, 2015
Play More on August 3!
Featured image by student Ann Sinarski Now that Playing has come to an end, we have so many fun and playful drawings to share! One of our favorite exercises from Playing has to be the paper bag portraits. Take a look at these whimsical and goofy personalities our students came up with! While we’re sad to see this kourse wrap up, we are excited …Read more »
July 17, 2015
Are You Playing Yet?!
Featured image by Elsbeth McLeod for a youthful collaboration assignment in Sketchbook Skool. Featured video: Born Artists. These little guys are having a blast. Do you miss that feeling? That excitement when taking a pen or crayon to paper? In case you missed the start of it, Sketchbook Skool is running two new mini-kourses this summer that …Read more »
June 19, 2015
Skool’s Out!! New Kourses Coming Up
Skool may be out for the year but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Sketchbook Skool presents two new kourses this summer that will get your inner child moving and creating! Our newest kourse Playing starts July 6 and More Playing starts August 3. And of kourse, you get lifetime access to fun videos and projekts. For artists of all ages …Read more »
June 17, 2015
Tips: Keeping it Simple
If you tell someone a story, how much detail do you put in it? Do you add extra flavor to make the story juicy? Do you keep unnecessary information out? What is the basic “skeleton” of your story? As students are learning this week in the kourse, Storytelling, we must use engaging words or images to tell our stories, yet not overwhelm ourselves …Read more »
June 5, 2015
Got a Story? Storytelling starts TODAY!
Featured image by Storytelling fakulty, Jean-Christophe Defline Are your pencils sharpened and you’re all signed up?! Our final course for this semester begins today. Join us for Storytelling now so you won’t be late to klass!Read more »
May 27, 2015
Better When Shared: Sketchbook Skool’s Storytelling
Sketchbook Skool is even more fun when you share the experience. Why not invite a friend (or a few!) to join you? Our next kourse, Storytelling starts on June 5th, and it’s a great way to turn your art into stories about your life, your vacations, your memories, and imagination. We will draw and nurture our creativity together and we hope you …Read more »