The Sketchbook Habit: Principles and Practices for Keeping a Drawing Journal online workshop
January 7th, 2021 4:00 PM
- Instructor: Tim Svenonius
- Workshop Type: Arts
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: January 7th, 2021 4:00 PM
- Workshop End: January 14th, 2021 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 2
This is a two-session online workshop.
Ready to get serious about keeping a drawing journal? Instructor Tim Svenonius has maintained a sketchbook practice for nearly twenty years and regards it as the bedrock of his creative process. In this workshop, Tim shares the practices and principles that help tap into a creative flow and maintain a steady drawing habit. He will show examples from his extensive sketchbook archive to demonstrate these principles at work, and will lead a series of drawing exercises that touch on key concepts. Students will be expected to draw every day in the week between the two class meetings.
Materials to Bring:
- A new, blank sketch journal, hardcover recommended. If you are actively keeping a sketch journal, bring that.
- For the exercises, bring any tools you like to draw with, plus accessories such as erasers, and several sheets of sketch paper or scrap.
Workshop Fee: $65
Date & Time: 2 Thursdays :: January 7 & 14, 2021 :: 4-5:30pm Pacific time
Location: Online over Zoom
Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Tim Svenonius
Tim Svenonius works across a range of disciplines–painting, drawing, letterpress, and book arts. An avid reader and researcher, his work explores the intersections of history, memory and myth. In 2015 he self-published a monograph, A Book of Lost Latitudes, which reflects on the role of the whale in mythology and literature, through evocative drawings and found texts.
Past Student Reviews:
“The concept of having rules for using a sketchbook was an eye-opener. Tim’s delivery is engaging and his sketches are fascinating.”
“It was a really thoughtful workshop guided by deep experience and appreciation for the craft."
“It was inspiring to see Tim’s visual lexicon and hear about his process & how it developed over time. Also his clever development of self-imposed rules revealed how committed he is to his work. Very thought-provoking and visually stunning couple of hours.”