Happy Monday indeed—Sketchbook Skool’s next community kourse is Polishing! This dynamic 6-week kourse will take your art to new levels by exposing you to different techniques and approaches. Click the image above to watch the trailer, meet your teachers and learn more about their klasses, and join us—enrollment is open now, and the first klass starts February 6!
Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory kicks off the kourse with a look at graphic novels (comix aren’t just for kids anymore!). He’ll teach you how to turn individual sketches into a series of narratives about the most interesting subject: your life. Danny continues his mission of making art a daily habit for everyone and anyone with his most recent book, Art Before Breakfast: The Workbook.
Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene, who keeps our creative motivation going each week with her Draw Tip Tuesdays, is a very positive person—even when she’s teaching about using negative space as a way to approach those tricky perspectives that urban sketchers can find so challenging. With her lessons in Polishing, you’ll be able to draw any landscape or scene.
Mattias Adolfsson is based in Sweden but known worldwide for the incredibly intricate, whimsical worlds he creates in his sketchbooks. No surprise to find out he’s been an animator, video game designer, and children’s book author, as well as an in-demand illustrator. In Polishing, Mattias shows you how to bring characters and worlds from your imagination onto your sketchbook pages.
Nelleke Verhoeff loves using mixed media, like cutouts and collages, to enhance her sketches. A former theatrical performer based in Rotterdam, Holland, Nelleke became an artist after reading The Artist’s Way and launched her graphic design company, Red Cheeks Factory. Her bubbly enthusiasm for making art is positively infectious.
Matthew Midgley started making food illustrations on the way to a festival in Scotland, and his pizza art got such a great reaction he’s been drawing food ever since. His Polishing klass, taught from a restaurant near his home in Huddersfield, England, is a delicious mix of learning different ways to draw your breakfast, and talk of art supplies and food—two of our favorite subjects!
Juliana Coles can break any sketchbook artist out of a slump just by showing her imaginative works, which are filled with emotion and passion. She’ll show you how to use mixed media and her Extreme Visual Journaling technique to create magical pages. An excellent klass for anyone who’s found themselves creatively blocked; Juliana’s lessons will get you back in the flow.