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April 10, 2015
Welcome to the Skoolhouse!
We are excited to welcome you all to our new semester — and our new campus! We have long wanted to build an virtual home for our skool that would showcase our lessons and your homework in a clean, welcoming design that was easy to use and rock-solid — and now we have the SketchBook Skoolhouse! Our development team has been working for months to …Read more »
April 8, 2015
Happy Draw a Bird Day!
Featured image is a sketchbook page filled with birds by fakulty member Cathy Johnson No matter where you are, today is Draw a Bird Day! We’ve seen birds before among the gallery pages at Sketchbook Skool and throughout social media. As it turns out, tomorrow is a great day to celebrate by drawing our Avian friends. What makes April 8 so special? …Read more »
April 6, 2015
Our Community Draws: Without Looking!
Featured image by Jean-Christophe Defline One of our most recent Sketchbook Skool weekly email assignments encouraged recipients to take off their serious hats and play! Fakulty member Jean-Christophe Defline asked, Do you really need to look at your paper when drawing? Jean-Christophe was inspired to give this assignment as an homage to Cabu, an …Read more »
April 3, 2015
Fakulty Friday: Taking Oblique Strategies to Your Sketchbook
The concept of Stretching has been on our minds lately, and for good reason. With an exciting new course coming up, we have been stretching our brains when it comes to new challenges and new content, as well as how to jazz up what we currently do for this community and how we can make it better. For those of you who have been returning to your …Read more »
April 2, 2015
Should I draw digitally? A new Q&Art video with France Belleville van Stone
This week we ask author and brand-new Fakulty member France Belleville van Stone about the art of iPad drawing: what tools to use, and the pros and cons of drawing digitally. To learn more about Frances’s exciting klass in our new kourse, “Stretching” and to join, click here.Read more »
April 1, 2015
Tips: Artist Websites and Where to Begin
Featured image by Koosje Koene Building websites used to be a privilege reserved for those who speak the language of html or those who could pay for the service of those that do. Luckily, there are tons of resources now for people who want personal websites but can’t build them from the ground up or afford to hire a whole team of people to do it …Read more »
March 30, 2015
Our Community Draws: The View From Inside
With a spring season that is struggling to appear, some of us are still facing crummy drawing conditions outside. To those of you who are basking in the sun somewhere warm, we hope you're enjoying it! For everyone else who may be stuck inside, Roz Stendahl asked to see the view from your windows in last week's email drawing assignment. She urges …Read more »
March 27, 2015
Community Voice: Louise Fletcher
Here at Sketchbook Skool, we take a lot of pride in our fakulty and our mission, art for all. But the single most valuable product of what we do is the community that emerges when people from all over the world engage with their surroundings in a new way, and in turn, with each other. Students are constantly sharing their art and their feelings …Read more »
March 25, 2015
Tips: 5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Sketchbook
Even though some of us are still cursing the snow outside our windows, the spring season is officially here! In addition to fresh starts and spring cleaning, the pages of your sketchbook can be a great place to infuse a little life or try something new. Below are five tips for spicing up your daily drawing habit: Text. You probably already spend …Read more »
March 23, 2015
Our Community Draws: Trees!
We like to keep Sketchbook Skool students busy in and out of the klassroom. This month, we began a new project sending out weekly emails that contain miniature drawing assignments. We look to our stellar fakulty to inspire drawing prompts that get your creative juices flowing and keep you out of a drawing rut while we are in between semesters …Read more »
March 20, 2015
We’ve been busy at Sketchbook Skool cooking up some great things for the spring. Here’s a little video we made to show you why we’re here in the first place! Like what you saw? Be the first to know when registration for our next semester opens by subscribing to our mailing list.Read more »
March 15, 2015
Video: How Do I Develop a Style?
Meet one of our new fakulty members, Jonathan Twingley. In this week’s Q&Art video, we talk to the illustrator, novelist and teacher about how and why we can develop a unique drawing style. To stay updated about the new Kourse Stretching, you can leave your details by clicking here. We’ll send you an email as soon as the kourse opens for …Read more »