Artist Books: Lotus & Meandering Folds

Handmade artist books are lovely objects that can be very three-dimensional with techniques like the lotus fold and meandering fold. This video demonstrates these two book folding techniques, which include book covers, archival book glue, paper, specialized tools like a bone folder, and more. The end result is a beautiful handmade artist book which you […]

Visual Journaling

Visual Journaling is an easy, effective visual exercise. You can do it on a regular basis as a refreshing way to renew your artistic thinking and process. This video talks about different techniques for creating mixed media collages in a visual journal. It includes: searching for imagery in art magazines, using photo copies from books, […]

Sketchbook Prompts 3

This video shows several art prompts that you can use to get going in your sketchbook! Often times the toughest part of the artistic process is how to begin, and these prompts will get your creative juices flowing. Demo led by Teaching Artists Jordan McCracken-Foster and Deepti Menon. Video Walkthrough Prompt 1: Create a character […]

Different Ways to Use a Sketchbook

This video is a tour of different types of sketchbooks that an artist can jump between for different purposes. Having several sketchbooks can help organize your creative process. Some sketchbooks are reserved for traveling, others are ones that are used for scribbling down notes and ideas, some sketchbooks are more curated with finished works, and […]

Sketchbook Prompts 2

How do you start a page in your sketchbook when you don’t know what to draw, or feel unmotivated? (or both!) See a drawing demo which provides several prompts for how to get your creative juices flowing. Contrary to the sketchbooks you see on Instagram, real artist sketchbooks are a mess, full of scraps of […]

Sketchbook Prompts 1

How do you start a page in your sketchbook when you don’t know what to draw, or feel unmotivated? (or both!) See a drawing demo which provides several prompts for how to get your creative juices flowing. Contrary to the sketchbooks you see on Instagram, real artist sketchbooks are a mess, full of scraps of […]

What Should Be in a Sketchbook?

A lot of artists worry about what “should” be in their sketchbook, the answer is, ANYTHING! Contrary to the sketchbooks you see on Instagram, real artist sketchbooks are a mess, full of scraps of ideas, crummy looking doodles and drawings, and are rarely finished. See what your sketchbook “should” be: a glorious mess of whatever. […]