These are just four of the wonderful pieces that students have shared in Sketchbook Magic on Skillshare.
One of the benefits of approaching art-making in this way is that it disables our thinking mind. As much as we need our right brain for all sorts of things like… oh, logical and practical reasoning, it is often the death of creativity. So in the case of beginning an art project or art practice, we need to sneak past the part of ourselves that questions whether any of it makes any sense!
In the process of pushing that critical mind aside, we allow our more playful, whimsical side some airtime. Fun!
FUN is exactly what I’m observing in Day 1—lots of fun, lots of spontaneity, creativity and innovative ideas. Students have used toothbrushes, pipe cleaners, corks, even flowers to make their marks. It’s just the beginning as we begin to explore and open up to new possibilities. What can you create with readily available materials?