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Student Spotlight: Tracey Siedenburg

This week in the spotlight, we meet Tracey Siedenburg! Q: Tracey, Give us a day in your life! Where are you from and what else fills your days? A: I live in beautiful Western Washington where I am a wife, mother (5 adult children, 3 of them married) and grandma (to 3). After retiring from homeschooling my children […]

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Drawing at Home

by Koosje Koene Anxiety Just a few weeks ago, social distancing was a brand new term (at least to me), and now, it’s become very familiar to all of us. As we’re all trying to stay safe, inside our own homes, while worrying about the many unknowns, about those who have been getting sick, and those who […]

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What is gouache and how does it work?

Gouache painting by August WrenIn preparation for our live gouache workshop on April 4, Koosje shares her knowledge on the medium, how to use it, and why artists love it.What is gouache?Gouache (pronounced goo-ash) is a French word that originates from the Italian “guazzo,” which literally means “water color.”It is a type of watercolor paint, […]

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Student Spotlight: Jodie Cooper

This week in the spotlight, we meet an Aussie named Jodie Cooper! Q: Jodie, Give us a day in your life! Where are you from? When do you create? What else fills your days? A: I’m an Interior designer that has become disillusioned with the way the world is turning, so I’ve decided to make it turn my […]

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Student Spotlight: Marion Wever

This week’s Spotlight features Dutch student Marion Wever! Q: Marion, Give us a day in your life! Where are you from and what do you do for a living?  A: I’ve worked in local government for a long time, first as a system engineer for 22 years and then in software management for the last 2 years. Since […]

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Instructor Spotlight: Kecia Deveney

Mixed Media Journaling starts on Monday (11/11) and we’re pumped to meet our final instructor in this week’s spotlight! Kecia Deveney is an artist living and working in Jersey Shore, NJ. Q: Kecia, How did your creative journey start? A: I have always been artsy, but after I moved to New Jersey in the winter […]

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A Drawing A Day: November 2019 Drawing Word Prompt List

Here are the November prompts for A Drawing A Day. A daily drawing practice can unlock your creativity and help you let go of judgement about your sketching. Join us and commit to these drawing prompts for November. Be sure to share your daily drawings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest with the hashtag #sbsadrawingaday […]

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Day of the Dead Celebration

Partying Sketchbook Skool Style For me as a European, the Day of the Dead sounds kind of exotic. When we were planning a party, themed Day Of The Dead, for Sketchkon last year, I had only a vague idea of what it was. Very timely, Netflix added the movie *Coco*. I watched it as soon […]

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Course Recap: Students Reflect on *Be an iPad Artist*

Students are making their way through Be an iPad Artist and whether they’re just getting started, or sharing their final homework assignments, we are blown away by the art that they are creating! From working with layers and masks, to adding all sorts of textures and even animating their drawings, students explored the ins and […]

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Meet the Instructors

Mixed Media Journaling We are so excited to present these four new amazing instructors in our latest course, Mixed Media Journaling, which kicks off November 11! Read a little more about them below and check out their websites to get to know their art… Mary Beth Shaw swore off Art Journaling for many years until […]

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