Dream Sketchbook-Applications will be introduced and suggested. Feel free to continually document your theme through writing, drawing, photos and more. You will need 50 images by the last week of classes.
What are dreams? How do they define you? How do they reflect your memory?

Sketchbook homework for the Dream Sketchbook (9/27)
A continuous line drawing is produced without ever lifting the drawing instrument from the page. This means that, in addition to outlines and internal shapes, the pencil must move back and forth across the surface of the paper, with lines doubling back on each other, so that the drawing is one free-flowing, unbroken line. To avoid the temptation to erase lines, it can be helpful to complete a continuous line drawing with an ink pen, varying the line weight, as needed, to indicate perspective and areas of light and shadow. This drawing method develops confidence and drawing speed, and encourages your eyes and hand and brain to work together. Continuous line drawings work best with in-depth observation of your subject, without interference from your thinking mind. According to Smithsonian Studio Arts:
…continuous line drawing is actually a very powerful way to create a piece that is both hard-edged and fluid, representational and abstract, rational and emotional all in one.

The technique applies to people, places, objects, music, color etc. 


(You can use the sketchbook from the materials kit, Canson 180 Degree Hardbound Sketchbook 80 sheets, 65lb, 8.3″- 11.7″ and/or any other you choose.)

Sketchbook guidance and references: I will check it at any time. You should work in your sketchbook as often as you like and create as many pages as you are inspired to.  Of course the more you work in it, the more you’ll want to so you might just find yourself opening it up every single day to add a little something to the pages here and there.  There’s no rule that says you have to work in just one book at a time so you might want to mix it up a bit and have several different ones going at once.  Maybe one for wet media such as acrylic and watercolors, one for pen and ink and one for collage. Feel free to have separate pages that you can just stick into the sketchbook.They need not be finished drawings but rather “sketched out” versions.

Suggestions: You can work in any medium that you like – paint, watercolor, pen & ink, charcoal, collage, marker, crayon or something else.  Use this as an opportunity to explore a medium that you’ve never tried.   Your sketchbook should be a reflection of you and you should feel free to explore and work in any mediums that you want. Write anything you want as well. Think about designing the outside to make it your own. You may be inspired to make your own book from scratch. Carry it with you at all times to use it as you would a camera, to capture inspirational moments or gather objects to place inside.
How to keep a sketchbook habit tips on starting and finishing a sketchbook.

Sketchbooks by the Famous:

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Links: Blog for “sketchbook project” “A look inside the sketchbooks of 12 top designers-slideshow”

Sketchbook Competition fall 17 – Winners

Sketchbook Competition fall 17 – Runners Up

Sketchbook Competition fall 15 – Winners

Sketchbook Competition fall 15 – Runners Up

Sketchbook Competition fall 14 – Winners

Sketchbook Competition fall 14 – Runners Up

Sketchbook Competition fall 13 – 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and the Runners Up

Sketchbook Competition fall 13 – Winners

Sketchbook Competition fall 12 – 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and the Runners Up

Sketchbook Competition fall 12 – Winner