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The Exquisite Sketchbook: Drawings and Paintings Inspired by the Natural World


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

This workshop takes a deep dive into the artist’s working processes in the realm of sketchbooking. We’ll look at examples of contemporary artists’ sketchbooks as well as traditional books, and analyze styles and working methods.

Each week a new topic will inform and inspire your sketchbook skills to help you build more confidence in using these practices for a more finished work and consistency of practice.

A keynote will be shown on zoom with each workshop, which will support and illustrate the content of each class. We will expand boundaries, working with considered juxtapositions of elements, and experimenting with different types of media. 

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Diane Bigda is an illustrator and artist with a surface design, nature drawing and printmaking focus. Her client list includes publishers such as Chronicle Books, Random House, Simon and Schuster, McGraw-Hill, and Bantam Dell, and magazines including The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Gourmet. Diane has also worked with design and advertising agencies such as Arnold Worldwide, … Read more