It's two weeks until Sketchbook Skool Semester 1 begins on April 4, 2014. I'm really excited. A few weeks ago Danny Gregory called to chat about my progress on my klass for this semester. Since the above video was made I've wrapped up production and I'm eager for the Skool's doors to open.
Watch the video now to hear what I have put together for students.
If you haven't already checked out Sketchbook Skool go to the website and read all the details.
I'm going to be the week 5 artist. I have created five videos that discuss tips and techniques for building a strong live-animal sketching practice. I discuss my approach to journaling, the tools I use, and I take you on a short field trip—even though it was -11 degrees F up here in Minnesota (we end up indoors). Then I share some very special sketching tools. My klass ends with a real-time live animal demo. You'll see how I capture a live animal model from ink sketch through watercolor.
Each video is accompanied by discussion suggestions so you can join in the fun on the Skool's message boards; and there you can also post your work. I've provided handouts after each of my videos listing additional activities you for to try. The handouts also provide links to resources so that your learning can continue long after our week is over.
Am I excited about this? Yes.
But you aren't just getting a klass with me when you sign up for Sketchbook Skool Semester 1. There are five other teachers included in this semester. These talented artists will each share their visual journals and approaches with you—one a week for six weeks.
You'll get to look over their shoulders as they work and hear them discuss their process. They'll show you inside their journals and explain how they journal—and why journaling matters to them.
You can meet the Semester 1 fakulty at Sketchbook Skool's website. There for each artist you'll find a photo, brief bio/introduction, and links to their websites so that you can learn more about them and their artwork.
If you have been longing to start a visual journal but were unsure how to go about it, or if you've been away from journaling and making art and want to make your way back to a rich sketching practice, you'll find inspiration from these artists that you'll take back into your life.
Come and join us at Sketchbook Skool!