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August 12, 2015
Tips! Let Yourself Let it Go
Featured image by Danny Gregory We talk a lot about enjoying the process, forgetting perfection, and just letting go here at Sketchbook Skool. Here are 5 tidbits that reinforce this general mantra in case you find yourself needing a little reminder. Here are some beautifully hand-lettered words that speak volumes. This is a Tuesday Draw Tip from …Read more »
August 7, 2015
A Peek at Playing: Free eBook!
Featured image by More Playing student Karina Suarez (playing with newspapers). Have you spent your summer balancing vacations, work schedules, and summer activities for you and your family? Though it’s supposed to be a break, summer can be just as busy and stressful as any other season for some of us! If you didn’t have the time to sign up for …Read more »
August 5, 2015
Summer Reading: From Street Art to Math
Featured image is a photograph of artwork by Stefaan De Croock In addition to drawing, summer is a great time for reading! While you may be plowing through some great books from the library or on your kindle, here are a few shorter articles to intrigue and inspire you in between drawing sessions. Tired of paper? This artist might get you …Read more »
July 31, 2015
Play More on August 3!
Featured image by student Ann Sinarski Now that Playing has come to an end, we have so many fun and playful drawings to share! One of our favorite exercises from Playing has to be the paper bag portraits. Take a look at these whimsical and goofy personalities our students came up with! While we’re sad to see this kourse wrap up, we are excited …Read more »
July 17, 2015
Are You Playing Yet?!
Featured image by Elsbeth McLeod for a youthful collaboration assignment in Sketchbook Skool. Featured video: Born Artists. These little guys are having a blast. Do you miss that feeling? That excitement when taking a pen or crayon to paper? In case you missed the start of it, Sketchbook Skool is running two new mini-kourses this summer that …Read more »
July 15, 2015
Tips: Reduce, Reuse, Recreate!
Featured image by Tommy Kane We all love our art tools. For artists, whether they’re just starting out or very experienced, art supply shops are what candy shops are for kids. We even published a few posts recently about keeping track of your many sketchbooks and supplies. However, here is a little reminder that you don’t always need all that …Read more »
July 10, 2015
Melissa Wiley: Keeping Kids AND Yourself Creative
Melissa Wiley spoke with Danny Gregory awhile back about how to keep kids creative. In a lot of Sketchbook Skool courses, we talk about that uninhibited nature we all used to express as children but that got lost somewhere along the way. With Playing and More Playing coming up, she has some good advice to keep in mind! Here are a few of Melissa’s …Read more »
July 8, 2015
Guest Blogpost: How One Student Got Over Her Fear of the Blank Page
At Sketchbook Skool, we’re serious about playing. We take this attitude to help fight a syndrome that plagues all sketchbook artists: FBP, or Fear of the Blank Page. Whether it’s the first page in a brand-new sketchbook or just a random page waiting for you to do something with it, FBP can stop a sketchbook artist in her tracks. The topic of fear …Read more »
July 3, 2015
Our Community Draws: Like a Kid Again
Featured image by Fabio In Fabio’s klass in Stretching, we learn to get in touch with our inner child. To let go of all perfectionism and to be a kid again. We feel that joy of creating without the need for a perfect outcome, and just enjoy the process. Fabio teaches us how much fun it is to share a sketchbook page with a kid or even revisit a …Read more »
July 1, 2015
Tips: How Many Sketchbooks is Too Many Sketchbooks?
Featured image by Mattias Adolfsson That is indeed a trick question. You can obviously never have too many sketchbooks! While we say we like to keep it simple, it’s no secret that artists have a hard time controlling themselves in an art supply store when surrounded by beautiful things. It’s just plain impossible to walk out of a shop without …Read more »
June 26, 2015
In Case You Missed It: Rick Beerhorst on Raising a Creative Family
As we get ready to kick off our summer kourses Playing, and More Playing, we hope to inspire people of ALL ages with our new assignments and activities. This means we not only want you to take a klass with us, but take a klass with your son or daughter, niece or nephew, or friend, young or old. In this Q+Art video, Danny talks with Rick Beerhorst …Read more »
June 24, 2015
From a Young Sketchbook Skolar…
Featured image by Shannon We just got this great letter from an 11-year-old who took one of our adult kourses… Dear Morgan, I love Sketchbook Skool. I look forward to it every day when I wake up. The teachers are hilarious, creative (obviously), and amazing. They each have their own talents and their own art forms they excel at. I loved getting a …Read more »