Sketchbook as Self-Care with Elizabeth Haidle

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Course intro and interview with Elizabeth Haidle and Tami Macala

Learn how to work with some of Elizabeth's favorite tools and materials while she shares her tips and secrets for creating her unique and totally achievable Sketchbook for Self-Care!

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Elizabeth Haidle
Elizabeth Haidle

Elizabeth Haidle lives in Portland, Oregon and specializes in nonfiction comics. She is the art & editorial director at Illustoria magazine. Her illustrations have appeared in graphic novels, picture books, and magazines such as the Nib and the New Yorker. Recent projects include an illustrated Tarot For All Ages deck, published by Laurence King, and luxury pajama sets with Rock Soup. She teaches online and in-person workshops involving experimental comics, figure painting, and personal art practices.

When was the last time you made art for yourself? Have you ever tried keeping a visual journal as a record of what's happening beneath the surface of things? Having a personal practice sketchbook is an invaluable way to pause, connect with yourself, and create snapshots of how you are feeling and thinking over time.

Elizabeth Haidle—illustrator, comics storyteller, and educator—shares her favorite personal exercises in “Sketchbook as Self Care,” now available at Create Arts Online. This course is designed for all skill levels, and any medium. This artistic tool kit will help you generate creative momentum through self exploration and daily practice.

In this course you will learn:

  • Artistic inspirations and favorite books which have influenced Elizabeth's ideas
  • Favorite art supplies and ideas for mixing media
  • Three specific exercises to cultivate self understanding while sharpening your skills
  • Ways to cultivate a deeply personal practice

By the end of this course you will have more ideas about how to continue a daily practice through a variety of exercises, while sharpening your skills through observation and experimentation.

Available for download: list of supplies and art suppliers

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