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April 14, 2017
Fakulty Chat with Lynne Chapman
Meet Lynne Chapman, one of the teachers in our upcoming kourse Exploring, in this SBS Fakulty Chat! In this video, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene introduces Lynne—though of course she doesn’t need to. Sketchbook Skool students have been begging for Lynne to teach a klass for ages. And now, she’s finally teaching one in our new kourse, …Read more »
April 12, 2017
SBS Fakulty Chat: Danny Gregory on How to Be More Creative
You want to be creative. You buy the art supplies, you make a promise to yourself to finally, finally learn to draw. Maybe you even make time to do this. And then… Does it happen? Or do you get shut down by the monkey chatter in your head? Getting past that monkey and actually becoming more creative is one of the things Danny Gregory teaches in …Read more »
March 20, 2017
Teacher Spotlight: Meet Lynne Chapman
Could we jump up and down any higher about Lynne Chapman teaching in our next kourse, Exploring? You’re probably jumping as high as we are. For those of you who haven’t met Lynne yet, she’s a superstar in the Urban Sketching world. Her latest book is Sketching People, a wonderfully colorful guide to the art of drawing the people you see on the …Read more »
March 6, 2017
How to Rewrite (or Re-Draw) History.
Today is the first day of klasses in Sketchbook Skool’s community kourse, Seeing. Today, people from all over the world start learning to see the world the way artists do. Some of them are absolute beginners who have always wanted to learn how to draw, watercolor, make art. Some have taken Sketchbook Skool klasses before and want to keep …Read more »
February 8, 2017
Teacher Poll: Which is Better, Drawing from Reality or Imagination?
Which is better: Drawing from real life, or using your imagination? That’s what we asked Sketchbook Skool fakulty members, and we got some surprising answers. When sketching from real life, you have a model—but you can also get caught up in trying to replicate your subject perfectly. And drawing from imagination can be daunting, but ultimately …Read more »
February 6, 2017
Community Klasses Start Today!
Happy first day of klass, Sketchbook Skolars! Sketchbook Skool’s community klass, Polishing, begins today. A community klass is one we all do together as a group, and the first one is Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory’s klass on telling your life story—as a graphic novel. Here’s a sneak preview of this innovative klass. Graphic novels are …Read more »
February 2, 2017
Fakulty News: Take Live Klasses with Jason Das!
Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Jason Das is teaching live workshops in the New York City area. Jason, the former president of Urban Sketchers, is known all over the world for his amazing sketches and watercolors. You can learn more about Jason and what urban sketching is all about in Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory’s Q & Art …Read more »
February 1, 2017
Did You Stop Drawing?
If you made a New Year’s Resolution this year, you might be among the 80 percent of people who have already given up, or are about to. At Sketchbook Skool, we made a resolution to do a drawing a day. And one of the reasons we started the A Drawing A Day kourse was to keep people from getting sidetracked if they find that their pen suddenly weighs …Read more »
January 5, 2017
Fakulty Chat: Drawing With Friends
Sometimes drawing alone isn’t easy. It’s hard to get motivated, or you’re listening to the monkey in your head telling you your stuff’s no good. That’s why it’s so great to draw with friends, whether in person or in an online group. Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory talks about this with one of his sketching buddies, Veronica Lawlor, the …Read more »
December 31, 2016
Fakulty Sketch Interview: Veronica Lawlor
This week, Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Veronica Lawlor is working overtime: On Tuesday, she begins her new kourse A Drawing A Day, and she’s the next teacher in our Storytelling kourse! Students in these kourses are in for some beautiful creativity in these klasses. Veronica is the author of One Drawing A Day and One Watercolor A Day. (You …Read more »
December 30, 2016
Fakulty Chat: The Art of Habit
Around this time of year, we talk a lot about the good habits we want to get into. How about a resolution that’s easy to keep, that will make you happier and less stressed (and doesn’t involve cutting out major food groups)? In this video, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory talks to Veronica Lawlor, instructor of our new kourse A Drawing A …Read more »
December 26, 2016
Fakulty Sketch Interview: Vin Ganapathy
This week, students in our Storytelling kourse meet their new teacher, Vin Ganapathy. Vin is an amazing illustrator, and he’s going to teach you a few tricks for approaching what is, even for many artists, a creative challenge–drawing portraits. Vin’s methods will make capturing people’s expressions and likenesses more accessible, and a lot more …Read more »