Sketchbook

art journal workshops

You are the artist of your own life

As we move together through 2021, massive changes and adjustments are still in process, both personally and politically. The pandemic persists, as does political, social, and economic struggle. Perhaps some things have become simpler for you this year while others have become more complex. It is a chaotic time, but in moments of disarray, our own creativity can be both a grounding anchor and a beacon of light.

Scheduled Dates

All sessions at 4pm PST/7pm EST

SPECIAL GRIEF & LOSS SERIES:
Sunday, July 18
Sunday, Aug 1 (Lammas/First Harvest)
Sunday, Aug 22

FALL CYCLE:
Sunday, Sept. 19 (Fall Equinox)
Sunday, Oct. 3
Sunday, Oct. 17
Sunday, Oct. 31 (All Soul’s Day)
Sunday, Nov. 14
Sunday, Dec. 5

*Photo by Julia Joppien on Unsplash

The Concept

Sketchbook is a series of guided mini-workshops to keep your creative energy flowing with the seasons. Creative practices are not only healing and rewarding in and of themselves; they also train the mind to explore, see possibilities, solve problems, and make discoveries. Your sketchbook is a journal, a doodle pad, a release valve, a confessional.

Each 1-hour session takes you through a sequence of accessible writing and drawing prompts to help you reflect, release, play, and imagine. We meet every 2-3 weeks, exploring themes that reflect the movement of the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere: the pure potential of Winter hibernation, the fresh growth of Spring, the bright, expansiveness of  Summer, and the release of Fall.

MATERIALS

  • A sketchbook or journal with thick, blank pages (here’s one and here’s another)
  • Everyday pen or pencil
  • Some combination of crayons, colored pencils, ink pens/markers, paint pens/markers, and/or oil pastels
  • For some sessions, you will be asked to bring specific items such as different size bottle caps, cups, and jar lids or paper/magazine clippings, needle and thread, tape, or glue.

LOGISTICS
All sessions are held on Zoom. You can leave your camera on or off, ask questions or just follow along on your own. All sessions will be recorded and made available in case you miss any.

REGISTRATION
To join the next cycle, please write to Sharna. Scroll down for video of a sample exercise.

Sketchbook Sample

Questions about Sketchbook?

If you have any questions, please write to Sharna.