Some of you who are new to Sketchbook Skool have been asking what our Seeing kourse is all about. The best way to tell you is to see what students who’ve taken the klasses have to say.

Seeing gave me space to fully play inside of a truth I was already aware of and best expressed, for me, by Frederick Franck: ‘I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen.’“—Owen‬

Seeing taught me that there is nothing around me that wouldn’t be worth of a sketchbook entry. No need to wait for “interesting” subjects. Drawing what is in front of you will make it interesting in the first place! It’s addictive, like discovering a new world. Plus lessons from 6 great teachers who make seemingly difficult techniques (watercolor, ballpoint) fun to learn.”—Bénédicte

“This kourse was the foundation of everything I do now. If Beginning was just that, a beginning, Seeing was building upon that start and turning me into the artist that I have become today. Beginning was about understanding my sketchbook, Seeing was about understanding the world around me, interpreting it and putting it into my sketchbook. Everything I do now comes from Seeing—every bit of looking, of interpreting negative space, of refusing to name features, of seeing how one line relates to another, of looking at what drawing more than at the page, of believing that I can draw anything… It all comes from Seeing.”—Helen

Seeing taught me how to explore the things around me and interpret them on the page, however complex they first seem to be, and even if all I have on hand is a ballpoint pen! The teachers are inspiring and a year on I still come back to the raft of techniques they gave me.‬”—Andrea

“I learned how to slow down, to take my time, to lose myself in mapping the details of a piece of toasted sourdough bread. Or in relaxing into the infinite varieties of green (and mixing colors to capture them). It also opened me to new ways of thinking about art supplies and how to use them. Taking that class was like blossoming, expanding our boundaries, venturing out of the cozy nest of Beginning.‬”—Hannah

“Seeing gave me new ways to look at things, from Cathy Johnson’s approach with the natural world, to Liz Steel’s organized approach to drawing buildings (and teacups!). This kourse remains one of my favorites. I continue to refer to it for the valuable information and knowledge that all of these fantastic teachers shared‬.”—Deborah

Seeing is a community kourse, meaning you’ll be taking it with people from all over the world who are just like you—people who are naturally creative and curious, hungry to learn how to make art. Seeing starts Monday, March 6. Click here to join us.

Art: Danny Gregory, Sketchbook Skool co-founder and one of the teachers in Seeing.

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