Sketchbook Practice Workshop

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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.


Mixed Media: January – February 17
Portrait: February 24 – March 30
Lockdown Edition: April 6 – May 18
* Reduced price 150€ instead of the regular 195€
Watercolor: ~June – July
Gouache: ~August – September
Inks: ~October – November

Lockdown Edition:

Join a special module of the Sketchbook Practice Workshop tailored to the needs and environment of somebody that is stuck at home.

Every week we will practice together and you will receive assignments you can easily do from home. We will cover a variety of topics, subjects and techniques, from gesture drawing to detailed shading. We will use this lockdown time to hone our skills and study hard.

We will have our classes via Zoom meeting, which allows you to participate and interact with the teacher and get direct feedback on your work (you only need a laptop or tablet, or a smartphone with a big screen). 

Let’s stay connected and support each other in this time of crisis. And keep drawing!

Supply List (Lockdown Edition)

Read more on the blog:

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