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sketchbook handout


From: artappeal (artappeal_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 17:28:48 PST

How to Keep a Sketchbook/Journal
(Please bring your sketchbook to class each week)

What should you include in your sketchbook?
    You should include ideas, sketches, collaged items, designs, words,
notes from class, diagrams, reflections, questions, new things you've
learned, and anything else that you would like to add.

When should you include entries in your sketchbook?
    You can work in your sketchbook after class, or at the end of class;
anytime an insight, a design idea or question hits you; or anytime you have
free time an want to use it, so keep the book handy. Sometimes you will
also do assignments during class.

Why should you draw and write in your sketchbook?
    Because it will record your ideas that you might otherwise forget; it
will show how you have grown as an artist (don't rip out the page if you
make a "mistake" you can look at it and learn from it, there are no
mistakes); it will help you to learn, solve problems, and form ideas.

How should you write and draw entries in your sketchbook?
    You can express yourself in sketches and drawings; in single words,
questions, or short phrases; in long, flowing sentences; in designs; in
diagrams; in any way that you would like.

Remember, the sketchbook is yours. It reflects your ideas and your