Joe didn’t want me to go away and tried to stow away in my bag, but I flew to Columbus, Ohio today to do a couple of events for the Columbus Society of Creative Arts and to see my super-cool niece, Morgan.
Here’s a little video about my doings so far.
Thanks to everyone who attended my Open Center workshop on Saturday in New York. I had a lovely time and you were all wonderful students!
Around the planet, Sketchbook Skool‘s doors are slowly opening. The first student signed in at midnight from Russia and now the Aussies are filing in. As the calendar flips and the world turns, I am filled with a combination of glee, excitement, and a twinge of impostor syndrome.
We have worked as hard as we can since last fall to make this thing as rich and interesting and high quality as we can. When I sat down last night for a final walk through, I felt really good. The monkey tried to jabber at me a bit, telling me I’m not really a teacher, or a film maker, or an artist, or an Internet expert, but I have successfully swatted him away and am now just humming with anticipation.
I feel like I did that first night at Rowe Center last summer, surrounded by people who wanted to make stuff and to hang out together and share. The same feeling I plan to have on Saturday at the Open Center.
Thank you so much for supporting me in launching this idea. It’s very gratifying and a testament to our amazing fakulty and my partner, Koosje Koene.
There are still so many people hammering on the registrar’s door and, every few minutes, we see another new name appear on the klass list.
See you in klass!
I’ve convinced my old buddy Tommy Kane to teach for the first time. He’ll be sharing all sorts of great insights at Sketchbook Skool in a few weeks (May 9th). I’ve already learned a huge amount from Tom and Skool hasn’t even started!
My pal, Jane LaFazio is joining us for the first semester of Sketchbook Skool. Here we chat about what she has in store for us: