There’s Still Time to Register for Sketchbook Skool Semester 1!

March 24, 2014

SBS Update: Roz Stendahl from DannyGregory on Vimeo.

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!

  1. Reply

    Hi Roz

    I have just signed up!! I am really excited about your classes, I love animals and have recently moved to a farm so plenty of subject matter to sketch. See you in the skool.

    Shantele from Australia

  2. Reply

    Shantele, A FARM! You are very fortunate indeed. I know it’s a lot of work to care for the animals (I took care of sheep, ducks, and a cow for two weeks once while my vet was on vacation and it was hard) but the rewards in life models can’t be beat. I know you’ll have a lot of fun with Sketchbook Skool. Where in Australia is your farm? (I lived in Melbourne for 5.5 years when I was a youngster and we got to travel all around. I know drought can be a huge problem for farmers.)

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    Hi Roz

    We only have Chickens, cows and dogs at the moment. The farm is in Lismore in northern NSW near the border of NSW and Queensland. I haven’t really tried to sketch them yet, but am looking forward to learning your techniques..

  4. Reply

    Don’t say “only” Chickens. Chickens are the best. One could spend an entire life simply sketching chickens. Good luck at your new location. I hope it goes great and that you get a lot of sketching done. It’s fun to know where you are.

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    Roz! You are fabulous! Your videos were by far my favorite!! Your videos really changed my sketching life, got me pumped up and gave me some incredible tools to use. For the first time, I went out into the field to a sheep demo and sketched some sheep being shorn. They were practicing for the fair coming up and invited the public to come and watch.

    It was hard!! But I loved it so much. My husband is even starting to sketch now and we are planning on going to the fair to sketch all the animals. Thankyou for being an inspiration and for providing so many tools to help me improve. I am no longer afraid of the messy page! 🙂

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    Rebekah I’m glad you enjoyed the videos and I hope that you continue on with your journaling and seek out more and more opportunities to sketch live animals. I’m thrilled that your husband has also got the sketching bug (you can sit on a bench together and sketch!). Keep going and never ever fear the messy page.

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