Here’s a little Skype video chat I made with Koosje about her upcoming klass at Sketchbook Skool. She talks about one of her teaching goals: to get people to go outside and draw and she does it on a freezing day in Amsterdam just to show how tough she is.
Meanwhile, in LA, it’s a bit damp and I had to put on a sweater to draw some of the vegetable popping up in our garden.
We’re just a little over a month from the first day of Sketchbook Skool. Every week or so, we’re going to do a little Skype chat with one or another of our teachers about what’s coming up and what they have planned for their klasses. Here’s the first one in which I tell Koosje what I have in store for you.
If you’re having a problem watching this on an iPad or Mac, please make sure you have updated your system. There was a very important update from Apple today that protects your security. I urge you to make sure your system is current. That may not be the cause of the problem with this video, but I have tested it on an updated iPad and a Powerbook and it is fine.
I love The Open Center. It’s the first place I taught, several years ago, and it is warm and wonderful, full of spiritual crunchiness, an oasis of calm in the bustling city. Julia Cameron teaches there too (in fact, our workshops are cheek-by-cheek in the catalog, a real thrill for a long time fan of The Artist’s Way).
I’ll be leading a one-day workshop there on Saturday, April 5th, a sort of introduction to the whole idea of illustrated journaling, with lots of slides and talking, and some hands-on drawing and making of the first pages in your journal.
If you would like to join me, there is an early bird discount for those who sign up by March 20th.
You can find details here.
Phew, it’s been a crazy day and loads of people have enrolled in Sketchbook Skool and there have also been all sorts of questions about how it works. To clarify, here’s a video from HQ West.
If all your fears and concerns are allayed, please stop by SketchbookSkool.com for more information and a chance to sign up for our first semester on the theme “Beginnings”.