Hello Sketching Enthusiast!
I would like to tell you about a very exciting event coming up at the end of this month. This year I am very proud to be teaching as part of Sketchbook Revival, run by the inimitable Karen Abend, from her home in Italy.
It’s a free sketchbooking workshop, now in its sixth year, and lots of creatives and teachers have got together to offer workshops to get your creative voice singing loud and clear. I can tell you, truthfully, that discovering the art of the sketchbook has been the single biggest thing I have done for myself – ever.
There is no catch here – it’s a free event for all!
Every time I open my sketchbook to a new page I know there will be a piece of me on the page that has no equivalent in any of my social interactions, not with family, not with friends – it’s my personal playground. It’s just for me.
Karen definitely put it better than I could have done, so I am sending you exactly what she wrote…
“If you would like to tap into some of that creative energy for yourself, here’s some exciting news. The 6th annual Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop is happening really soon.
Already it’s helped tens of thousands of participants feel more creatively empowered to fill up their sketchbook pages, have fun experimenting with their art supplies, and develop meaningful, creative practices that become an important part of their day.
So whether you’re new to the idea of a creative practice, have been wanting to get back to your creativity, or have been at it for years, the workshop will meet you where you’re at to invigorate your creativity.
This year for the first time, there’s also a special focus on the topic of color. That means that during the sessions myself and the other featured artists will not only be sharing some of our favorite approaches to creating in a sketchbook, but also how we like to incorporate color into what we do.”
Here in my blog, you guys know me through my sketching, so you know how passionate I am about sketching from life, and passing on the love. I’m really looking forward to being part of it and it would be fun for you to join me. If you’d like to sign up you can register for free!”
Click here to register:
“During the workshop, the positive impact of so many creatives coming together in the spirit of discovery and renewal can be felt across the internet.
To give you an idea of how wide-reaching the event has become, there have been 100,000+ sign ups over the last 5 years!
There are 25+ workshop sessions, each one led by a different featured artist with their own unique background.
Together we make up an inspiring group of accomplished artists, authors, illustrators, designers, educators, painters, art therapists, and creativity coaches (to name a few).
We’re all excited to share some of our best creative tips and ideas with you.
We’ll have fun filling up our sketchbook pages with everything from drawing and painting, to collage and mixed media, to stitching and printing so we can loosen up, develop our imaginations, practice our observation skills, express our emotions, tap into our intuition (and so much more), while also learning about colour.”
In my session we are going to sketch people on the beach – just as I did in Galicia, Northern Spain, while working on a sketching assignment for Spanish Tourism back in 2021. I love sketching people on the beach as it’s so colourful and lively – it’s the free life-drawing session anyone can attend! No one ever takes any notice of anyone else, so you can sketch at your leisure…people are there to relax and you will have more time than usual to capture a pose.
“It’s really easy to participate. Since the workshop is online you can watch the sessions from the comfort of your home, or anywhere else in the world you might be.
In other words, you get to fit the workshop into your own schedule and make it work for you. The best part of all is that it’s completely free. You can sign up and access all of the content without spending a penny!
Can’t you picture it now, how much fun it will be? Spending quality time immersed in your sketchbook, happily creating while exploring color?”
To join the workshop
>>SIGN UP HERE<<
I really hope you can join me, I have had such joy and pleasure from filling in my sketchbook over the years and it would be great to see you there!
And a final word from Karen –
“Just think, even one session might be all you need to revive your creativity. You have nothing to lose. Come try it out for free!”
Click here to sign up for free