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Sketchbook Magic I: Start and Feed a Daily Art Practice

——   Created by Ria Sharon

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Artist and illustrator, Ria Sharon guides you through a playful exploration of sketching as a tool to nurture your artistic practice. In this 36-minute class, Ria will show you her simple (and seemingly magical) techniques to make time and space in your everyday life for creativity. You will begin a sketchbook that you can continue to come back to for inspiration in the days and weeks to come.

This class is perfect for anyone who is hungry for a right-brained activity. No previous art experience is required, just 10 minutes a day and an openness to fun... and yes, to a little magic!

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The course project


Create a collection of sketches every day as the class unfolds and in the days following, using the techniques you learned in the videos.

You can START YOUR PROJECT as soon as you've watched the DAY 1 video. Simply take a picture of your first sketch and upload it to the Project Gallery.


Complete the prompt I share in each day's video. This includes posting an image from your sketchbook in the class project section and answering one reflective question every day.


Explore the following resources at your leisure, if you feel the need for inspiration and/or encouragement. These are books, courses, and people I mention in the class.

• Blog (thoughts on process)

• An Artist's Sketch 

• Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland

• The Artist's Way

• The 100 Day Project

• The Dot (video)

and more fun books for practice...

• The Illustration School Series

• 20 Ways to Draw Books

• Taro Gomi books on drawing, doodling and coloring

8 Lessons

7 mins
Day 1: But I don't have the right art supplies!
6 mins
Day 2: But I don't know what to draw!
4 mins
Day 3: But I don't have time!
7 mins
Day 4: But I don't have space!
7 mins
Day 5: But what if it isn't any good?
2 mins
Final Thoughts
3 mins
Class Overview
2 mins

About the instructor

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Ria Sharon
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There is no path to mastery that does not involve doing something over and over -- that's been my experience as an artist and illustrator! …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 34m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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