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April 22, 2015
Getting it Out There: Part II
For the second part of our series* of posts about Sketchbook Skool students getting their art out there and sharing it with the world, we meet a student who wasn’t ready to exhibit frame-ready prints, but that still wanted to show off the time spent on the pages of her sketchbook. Kerry McFall is a textile artist who chooses to share the work she …Read more »
April 20, 2015
Our Community Draws: Everyday Moments
Do you ever wonder how to decide what to draw in your daily art journal? How to make it count? How to make it interesting? For a recent weekly email assignment, fakulty member Liz Steel challenged us to capture a week’s worth of everyday moments. Draw an everyday object to summarise your day - what did you use the most that day? Did you buy …Read more »
April 15, 2015
Getting it Out There: How Sketchbook Skool Students Share Their Art with the World
Featured image by Susanne Nason
This week’s guest post from our community is part one in a four part series on getting your art out there. With all the talk of stretching happening on social media and throughout our new platform, the topic of students pushing their drawings out into the world is a timely subject.
Have YOU been drawing in the …
April 13, 2015
Our Community Draws: On Funky Paper
Featured image by Brenda Swenson At Sketchbook Skool, we spend a lot of time talking about change and inspiration. We love it when fakulty members encourage students to break out of their comfort zones and there are plenty of ways to do this, whether it’s through taking one of our courses or perusing the blog for ideas on new things to try. For a …Read more »
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 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 »
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 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 13, 2015
Our Community Draws: Dogs!
Featured image dog drawing by Danny Gregory In the spirit of the Westminster Dog Show last month, we asked our community of sketchers to show us their canines. If they didn’t have a canine, some drew stars from the show itself! Here is a gallery of some of our favorite hounds captured over the last few weeks: Helen Leigh-Phippard Roberta Murray …Read more »
March 6, 2015
Connecting with Kids: Drawing Together
Featured image is a peek over the shoulder of Sketchbook Skool student Nathalie Renotte’s niece, Yseult, as she practices some flowers using watercolor. In a previous post about how to break up your drawing routine, we recommended drawing with someone much older or much younger. This week, conversations have come up in our community referencing …Read more »
February 27, 2015
Art on the Airwaves: Our Community’s Favorite Podcasts
Last week, we featured a list of tunes and sounds that our community members love to draw to. Amidst all of the bands, songwriters, and soundscapes suggested, only a few people mentioned audiobooks or podcasts. Maybe you’re on the train to work or wandering the aisles of the grocery store and you find yourself wishing you were drawing. How can …Read more »