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June 16, 2016
10 Great Excuses to Draw
Do you need permission to be creative? Does the monkey–your inner critic–demand justification for fun? No problem; our Sketchbook Skool guidance kounselors are here to help you develop your creative habit. This article has 10 great reasons for you to draw. They include improving coordination between your brain, eyes, and hands; development of …Read more »
April 1, 2016
New Kourse News–Get Ready for Polishing!
We’ve been watching you. Your first sketches, posted hesitantly, but with pride. Your watercolors. Your lettering. We’ve been watching your art evolve, your line become more defined. We’ve heard you ask us how to develop a style—while you’ve been developing your style. So we’re about to give you what you’ve been craving for your evolution as …Read more »
January 6, 2016
What’s New at Skool?
Featured image by Expressing student @lisemya New year, new semester at Sketchbook Skool—and, you may notice, a few more shiny new things happening here on campus. We asked co-founder Danny Gregory for an update on Sketchbook Skool 2016. Tell us about the new Sketchbook Skool kourse, Expressing. Danny: Expressing is exciting because it goes …Read more »
January 4, 2016
Back to Beginning (and Playing!)
Sharpen your pencils and get your watercolor brushes ready—a new semester of Sketchbook Skool is about to begin! In a few weeks, our klassrooms will be filled with students taking our new kourse, Expressing. (You can read more about it here.) In preparation and anticipation, some of you have been reviewing lessons from the very first SBS course, …Read more »
January 1, 2016
Happy New Sketchbook Skool Kourse!
Happy new year! Skool is back in session, and we’re celebrating our favorite New Year’s Resolution—to be more creative—with a new Sketchbook Skool kourse, Expressing! These exciting classes will take your drawings to a new level. You’ll learn how to use different tools, techniques, and approaches to convey the emotions within your art in richer, …Read more »
December 30, 2015
A Year of Making Great Art with You
Featured image by Lin Frye It’s almost the end of the year—time to look back at the old before ringing in the new. Judging by your drawings, 2015 was a great year at Sketchbook Skool, and we can’t wait to create with you in 2016! Registration for our new kourse opens on January 1; until then, here are a few of the amazing things that happened …Read more »
December 18, 2015
New Kourse News, and A Christmas Karol
While our skoolhouse elves are putting the finishing touches on the first week of our brand-spankin’ new kourse, we couldn’t help but take a little artistic license with a holiday classic. We hope you like it! (And that Charles Dickens won’t be one of the ghosts visiting us on Christmas Eve…) Hounds by Danny Gregory Here at Sketchbook Skool, we …Read more »
May 29, 2015
Ready to win?! A Sketchbook Skool Raffle
Have you heard about our next raffle? Storytelling begins June 5 and to celebrate, we want to encourage you to share the Sketchbook Skool experience with a friend or loved one. We also want to give you some more chances to win some awesome fakulty-inspired gifts! a Rafflecopter giveawayRead 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 »
February 3, 2015
Art for all. The Sketchbook Skool dream.
One year ago, Koosje and Danny began to discuss a vision for a special kind of art school unlike anything else that existed. A place where different artists could share their experiences, their techniques, and their sketchbooks with students worldwide — using state-of-the-art technology, beautiful videos, and the vast reach of the Internet. We …Read more »
January 9, 2015
Nous sommes Charlie
The terrible events in Paris have saddened all in the Sketchbook Skool Community. Students rallied around SBS fakulty member Jean-Christophe Defline, offering support and a virtual group hug, drawn by student Buzz Bain. Here are some thoughts from Jean-Christophe: As you know, fundamentalist terrorists rushed in the Newsroom of Charlie Hebdo, a …Read more »
December 16, 2014
lifereboot: Stephanie Gilman of Elle Magazine Draws New Conclusions
When Stephanie Gilman, a writer with the Canadian edition of Elle Magazine, was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to reboot her life. One of her steps was to find serenity by drawing at Sketchbook Skool. She chronicles her journey in her column in Elle Magazine: #lifereboot: Stephanie Gilman draws new conclusions - Elle Canada. We’re completely …Read more »