I am a sketchbook addict and teach a few classes a year on ways to make sketch booking a part of every day life, whether our sketchbooks are focused on travels, nature, technique or just capturing our every day life. I absolutely love spreading the sketchbook magic.
Last Friday I was invited to give a two hour workshop at Silver Kite on the art of keeping a sketchbook. I showed my sketchbooks and favorite sketchbook supplies and waxed poetic on the joys of keeping a sketchbook. Then we launched into a drawing and watercolor exercises. Everyone was deeply engaged and enthusiastic. I had a great time and thank Silver Kite for the opportunity to spread the magic.
Silver Kite creates life changing intergenerational arts experiences, bridging generational gaps in families and communities. They use life stories as a basis for art-making, using creative play, storytelling, movement, and visual arts to share experiences, boost self-esteem, foster empathy and strengthen connections to self and community. Silver Kite is a resident partner at the George Center for Communitywhere they offer family arts workshops, arts happy hours, storytelling open mic events, and professional development workshops. Their Intergenerational Theatre Company is also based at George. Silver Kite develops arts programs in the community, partnering with K-12 schools, retirement communities, community centers, NGOs, and other organizations. A great organization!