Sketchbooking from Life (Live Class)

Join instructor Catherine Bobkoski for an 8-week interactive Live Class, where you will discover a relaxed approach to sketching that will help you grow as an artist, discover new techniques, and hone your observation skills. Expand your horizons by playing with your materials, embracing “mistakes” and layering different mediums. Fine artist and teacher Catherine Bobkoski will guide you through sketching techniques using a ballpoint pen, water-soluble pencil, watercolor paint, and gouache. Each week of class will focus on skill-building exercises and a new sketching prompt. Developing a sketching habit will encourage you to find inspiration everywhere and draw more consistently. Reference images will be provided throughout the class, but students are also encouraged to draw from direct observation. Along the way, Catherine will provide critiques and helpful advice as you progress through the class. Sketching can be a fun and soothing way to develop your art practice, no matter where you are in your artistic journey.  

Upcoming Mon. 2021/11/29 @ 03:30 PM PT

In this Live Class, Catherine Bobkoski will introduce you to valuable tips and techniques for developing a sketchbook practice. You will learn a variety of tools that can be used in your sketchbook to make the habit of sketchings fun and experimental. Catherine will demonstrate how she utilizes sketchbooks in her own work.

Common Questions

How do I earn a Certificate of Completion for this class?

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. The guidelines with all the information pertaining to the Certificate of Completion are here: Live Class Certificate of Completion Guide. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

How do I participate in these Live Classes?

You can participate by accessing the live lesson page on Mondays at 3:30 pm PT. This event is for NMA subscribers, you can sign up for important email updates here. You will be updated when the stream goes live, with assignment reminders, and any schedule changes.

How can I submit my work for critique?

If you want to submit your drawing for critique, follow the submission guidelines PDF located in the assignment tab of each lesson.

What materials do I need to get for this Live Class?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this Live Class?

This Live Class includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by Catherine. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

How can I interreact with other students taking this Live Class?

A great way to interact with fellow students is to join our Discord channel. Each Live Class has its very own channel where students can interact, ask questions, submit for community feedback, and more. This is also a great resource for updates and other events happening here at New Masters Academy.