Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

Art House is an online art community that offers projects for artists and enthusiasts interested in showing their work in a gallery environ-

One recent project, set to tour the U.S in the coming weeks, is The Sketchbook Project.

This past year they sent 28839 artists from 94 countries blank sketchbooks. Just under 10,000 books were returned completed — all of which will be on display.

The tour started February, 2011. It's coming to Seattle, June 10-12 at:

Form/Space Atellier

2407 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Plenty of time to sign up for the next one! Go to for all the info.


  1. Hi Michele: Thank you for this wonderful info on the SketchBook Project.

    i will plan on going to see the 2011 sketchbooks that will be on display June 10 thru 12, 2011, in Seattle. Thank you for the address.

    You can't say the following now: (copied from your Blog)

    "Michele said:
    (Sigh! When will anyone leave a comment for me on my blog?) ect."

    Great Blog! So full of great stuff! Thank you, barbarah (student)

  2. Thank you, Barbara, for your comments and kind words regarding my blog. At last! I know someone is reading it!

    I plan to visit the project when it comes to Seattle as well. I just got my own sketchbook for the 2012 tour and can't wait to get started!

  3. Hi Michele,
    Thanks for sharing this info with your class (you never know what you don't know until you know it!)I'm hoping to get to the exhibit in Seattle while it is here and toying with the idea of doing the 2012 Sketchbook Project. Are the 40 topics listed somewhere on the website? Trying to find time to catch up on class "homework" and looking forward to your new session on May 31st. See you then and "pleasant painting"! Maxine

  4. Hi, Maxine,

    I am glad you are considering joining the project. I think you will enjoy it as well as make strides as a painter.

    The 40 topics are listed in a drop down menu on the project page here:
    It's in the right hand column with a blue background. Most of the other faq's are on this page as well.

    If you do get your sketchbook by the time class starts on the 31st, please bring it with you and I will show you how I am rebinding mine.

  5. Oh Ps. I am now a singer songwritter.

    I picked up the guitar about 10 months ago and started playing and writing songs.

    I made $125.00 in tips plus a free meal friday nite at a restaurant for playing my songs for about 1 1/2 hr. not bad

    I have many more songs than are on my youtube channel and I sound better now. weird huh... ha ha blows my mind