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The Artist and the Sketchbook

Cultivate a regular sketchbook practice to develop new ideas, stay accountable to your creative goals, and refine the direction of your work. Explore sketching, collaging, painting, and writing, as you investigate how the personal nature of an artist's sketchbook can catapult work to the next level. During one class meeting, handmade sketchbooks are made using an array of book construction methods. You will also review the history of artists’ sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute of Chicago for inspiration.

No class will be held on November 28.

"It was very enjoyable dedicating time towards art-making at SAIC. The content of this class was absolutely fantastic and I have learned so much from George in just a short time that I will use in my art forever."

– Student of Artist and the Sketchbook, Fall 2020

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24 at 1 p.m. CT

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room 280 Building Rm 124
Course number 2517
Course instructor Frances Emma Lightbound