Welcome to the Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop!
Clear off your art table.
Gather your art supplies.
It’s time to say yes to your creative practice.
The workshop is all about filling yourself up with new inspiration and ideas, having fun, and most importantly, being creative.
The sessions will give you the opportunity to explore different ways to approach your sketchbook using a variety of styles and media. You’ll also get insights into how to stay inspired, motivated, and committed to your sketchbook practice and be reminded of the many benefits of having a practice. You’re free to do as many of the sessions as you’d like, from all to just a couple, whatever serves you best.
The artists leading the sessions will share their passions for creating with everything from graphite and ink, to watercolor and acrylics, collage and mixed media. You’ll also get ideas of how sketchbooks can be tools for experimenting, generating ideas, recording your surroundings, developing your style, being bold, and so much more.
The workshop begins *March 18th*. Every day for 2 weeks you will receive an email in your inbox with links to 2 workshop sessions. All sessions are pre-recorded so you can watch them at your own pace and according to your own schedule. If you are unable to watch 2 sessions a day, don’t worry. All sessions will be available until *April 18th*, so there is plenty of time.
To help you get ready for the workshop, here are 4 steps to get you started.
1. Gather your materials. Each featured artist will be providing a list of suggested materials for their session. If you’d like to start gathering your supplies now, there is a list of the types of materials we’ll be using at the end of this message. If you don’t have all of the suggested materials do not worry. You’ll absolutely be able to use whatever supplies you have on hand and still enjoy the sessions.
2. Watch the Pre-Session videos. Check your inbox for a separate Pre-Session email. In this email you’ll find two sessions you can get started with right away to help you get ready for the workshop. The first Pre-Session is going to show you how to make a handmade sketchbook so you can make something special for the workshop. The second Pre-Session is going to help you create a positive mindset so you’ll be able to start off from Day 1 feeling good and ready to get the most out of the workshop experience.
3. Join the Sketchbook Revival Facebook Group. The Sketchbook Revival Facebook Group is our virtual gathering place. You’ll be able to meet other creatives from around the world and connect with the featured artists. Use this welcoming space to share your creations and make connections. This is completely optional and not a requirement for participating in the workshop.
**Please note: If you need help or need to contact me, please do not post those questions or personal messages to me in the Facebook Group, but reach out by email so we can help you. Just hit reply to any workshop email or send your message to: email@example.com
4. Share this workshop. I know what a gift the right online event can be in people’s lives. I’ve experienced it myself – got myself moving again after a rough spot, reignited my passion, expanded my horizons, and connected with the ‘right’ teachers to help me get closer to my dreams and goals.
Will you do me a favor? Will you share this workshop? Friends, family, anyone in your life who loves being creative, regularly or occasionally, can benefit from this event. Send them to www.karenabend.com/sketchbook-revival-2021/ and if you share on social media use the hashtag #sketchbookrevival.
Thank you for joining! I’m so happy to be on this creative journey together.
Can’t wait to see you at the workshop!