Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sketch Support, the online class
It's that time again! Sketch Support, the online class, is open for enrollment for the fall session. You can find more information here at My Creative Classroom. The class begins on September 20, is five weeks, and cost $30.
We just wrapped up the summer session of this class and last week a student in the class started a thread on Two Peas about what she learned from the class. My favorite was...
"Sketches are not a cop-out, they are a great springboard."
I was giddy with happiness when I saw that. I don't know how many times I've heard someone imply that sketches are cheating or using sketches means you're not creative. That is so far from the truth! And I get a little frustrated because I like to think I'm creative and I use sketches all the time.
As far as I'm concerned there are no rules in scrapbooking and that applies to sketches too. No one says you have to follow the sketch exactly or even that your end result has to look like the sketch. There is such a big range in the things you can do with a sketch that the possibilities are endless, just like a layout started from scratch. The beauty of sketches is that they provide that starting point and cut out the "I'm going to push my pictures and papers around the page for the next hour trying to figure out what to do" headache.
With this class, I tried to present many, many ways you can take a sketch and create a layout that is completely original and adjusted to fit your style and what you want to use. I really feel that this class proves the sketches are not a cop-out but instead a great springboard.
Posted by Allison Davis at 8:17 AM