Sketchbook Practice Workshop

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Offered entirely online: livestreaming classes and personalized feedback on completed work.

Sketchbook Practice Workshop

with G Caruso

Whatever your goal is – developing a specific project, improving drawing skills, or learning new techniques – a consistent sketchbook practice is the best place to work on it. For countless artists before us and now, the sketchbook has always been the place to collect and analyze ideas, practice specific drawing skills and experiment in small format with techniques and solutions that would later be developed into larger works.

Through live demonstrations, exercises, and hands on practice you will learn foundation skills for drawing as well as special sketchbook techniques.

Sketchbook Practice Workshop will consist of a series of modules, each focused on a different subject or technique. The teaching will develop organically with each module over the course of the year, but if you start mid-year you will be guided into the overall process. Individual tutoring and specific exercises will respond on the goals, struggles and needs of each student. 

This workshop is open to complete beginners and you are welcome to join at the start of any module, or leave and come back.

Mondays 6-8pm CET


Mixed Media: January – February 17
Portrait: February 24 – March 30
Lockdown Edition: April 6 – May 18 (online)
Watercolor: May 25 – June 29  (online)
Urban Landscape: July 6 – August 10 (online)
Inks: August-Sept

Next up: Inks

Discover the versatile potential of ink:

  • organized cross hatching
  • calligraphy-like gesture strokes
  • defined high contrast shadows
  • subtle tonal values when mixed with water

Explore different types of ink based materials, from pigment liners to brush pens, and learn how to choose the best one for our project.

Read more on the blog:

Sketchbook Creative Journey and Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation