The Power of the Sketchbook
I’ve always believed an artist should keep a sketchbook…or maybe that was just drilled into my head from the art teachers I had in school. As a matter of fact, I still have my 6th grade SAX ARTS brand sketchbook complete with value drawings of my brother’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurines and, no, I can’t remember which ones they are.
Either way, sketchbooks are a great tool for student practice as well as collecting and analyzing the creative and critical thinking of your students. In the classroom they can be used to document the development of ideas, plan composition or practice skills.