Experimental Sketchbooks

A sketchbook or visual journal can be an excellent tool for artists to discover new processes and work through ideas. This fun, open-ended class is geared towards creatives who are looking for a bit of motivation, a new direction in their work, and to (re)discover a regular art practice through prompts and feedback. Each week, this class will introduce a variety of hands-on, inspiring, experimental techniques (focusing on materials you probably have on hand) including simple DIY printmaking, drawing/sketching, simple digital photography, collage and writing. Part journal and part work of art, your sketchbook will become a place to generate, edit and implement ideas. This class will help to hone your creative practice through experimentation, reflection and play, while fostering collaboration, conversation and community.


Suggested Materials:

A sketchbook that is at least 8 x 10, with blank (not lined pages)
Some basic tools such as drawing utensils (pens, pencils, colored pencils or markers), eraser, scissors, glue
Optional Materials:

A variety of special art making materials of your choice (such as either watercolors, gouache, x-acto blades, acrylic paint, ink, brushes, rulers, collage materials, needle and thread, printmaking brayercarving tool, easy carve lino, block printing ink etc)*

You can focus on materials that you already have, know and love, or choose this as a time to experiment with something new that interests you. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like advice!


Community: $265
Faculty, staff & alumni: $245
Current Students: $175

Summer Session Dates:

Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Monday  6/14–8/2* 6–8pm  Emily Gui  Online

*No class on 7/5


Experimental Sketchbooks
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Emily Gui

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