Sketchbook

art journal workshops

You are the artist of your own life

As we approach the end 2021 and beginning of 2022, 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

WINTER SOLSTICE SESSION – $15
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021

2022 SERIES – $99
Sunday, Dec. 19: Winter Solstice
Sunday, Feb. 6: Imbolc – High Winter
Sunday, March 20: Spring Equinox
Sunday, May 1: Beltane – High Spring
Sunday, June 19: Summer Solstice
Sunday, July 31: Lughnasadh – High Summer
Sunday, Sept. 18: Autumn Equinox
Sunday, Oct. 30: Samhain – High Autumn

2021 RECORDINGS – $49
Twelve video recordings from the 2021 series

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.

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 8 times throughout the year, 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 and surrender of Fall.

“I loved that it was simple and not overwhelming to a beginner, but still very rich because of all of the possibilities the prompts could open. I went into it excited but apprehensive, sure that I was not and could not be an artist. And I came out knowing that that is all nonsense, that we are all artists, and that I could tap into this form for fun, exploration, and guidance in my daily life.” –T. W.

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.

After you submit your payment, you’ll receive a Zoom link via email to join the sessions. If you are purchasing last year’s recordings, you’ll receive a link to a private page where you can view the videos at your leisure. Please allow 24-48 hours to receive your Zoom link or private page link.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about Sketchbook, please write to Sharna.

Sketchbook Sample