Featured image by Gwenaelle Glotin

Tomorrow marks the first day of this new semester’s run of the Sketchbook Skool kourse, Beginning. Beyond welcoming a new batch of fresh students with sparkling empty sketchbooks, this month marks one year since we first launched Beginning as our very first kourse. One year of people drawing everything from their toast to their selfies and learning so much in between.

As we usher in a brand new semester in a brand new klass of Beginning students, we want to take a moment and reflect on everything that has happened in a year of Sketchbook Skool since we experienced our first true Beginning. Here’s a slideshow featuring what some of our students had to say about the year they spent with us as well as some of our favorite moments too!

After SBS, I ventured out of my sketchbook to do something different. I would never have had the confidence or self belief to do something like this one year ago. So thanks SBS...My tribute to my Saturday morning childhood for more about this go to http://bernardhornblower.com- Bernard Hornblower

After SBS, I ventured out of my sketchbook to do something different. I would never have had the confidence or self belief to do something like this one year ago. So thanks SBS…My tribute to my Saturday morning childhood for more about this go to http://bernardhornblower.com- Bernard Hornblower

Two Klass Klowns, Lynn Cohen and Buzz Bain, who inspired many portraits and contributed to tons of fun outside of the klassroom.

Two Klass Klowns, Lynn Cohen and Buzz Bain, who inspired many portraits and contributed to tons of fun outside of the klassroom.

I have some fantastic new friends, take part in sketchbook- and kard-exchanges and daily drawings became part of my life. And it just goes on and on, art has made its way into my life and the next course is waiting... - Denise Reinert

I have some fantastic new friends, take part in sketchbook- and kard-exchanges and daily drawings became part of my life. And it just goes on and on, art has made its way into my life and the next course is waiting… - Denise Reinert

SBS inspired more self-exploration via selfies than we can measure including delightful portraits like this one from student, Erica Russel. Students marveled at how their views of themselves changed throughout the process of drawing self-portraits!

SBS inspired more self-exploration via selfies than we can measure including delightful portraits like this one from student, Erica Russel. Students marveled at how their views of themselves changed throughout the process of drawing self-portraits!

Throughout our kourses, fakulty inspired countless "Draw your teacher" challenges among students. Gwenaelle Glotin captured all of them from Beginning in one marvelous spread!

Throughout our kourses, fakulty inspired countless “Draw your teacher” challenges among students. Gwenaelle Glotin captured all of them from Beginning in one marvelous spread!

We can’t wait to see what this year holds and if you’re not hanging out in the Skool House yet, urge you to join us! Don’t know where to start? Beginning sounds like a great place to us…

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