The Sketchbook Project: 2011 » Art House Co-op We build art projects and communities
I stumbled across this website by Art House Co-op the other day and on impulse joined The Sketchbook Project 2011.
"It's like a concert tour but with sketchbooks" is the description Art House Co-op uses.
To summarize - you get a sketchbook provided by this project that you have to fill and mail back to them by January 15, 2011. Then all the sketchbooks go on a tour across the United States. Currently six cities are participating, but more may be added before the tour begins. One reason why I am excited is because it is coming to Winter Park and I am not too far from there! After the tour all the sketchbooks become a part of the permanent collection, of The Brooklyn Art Library, where the public can check out these sketchbooks.
Anyone in the world can participate, but there is a fee of $25 dollars. The fee covers the cost of the sketchbook, but mainly it helps with the manpower it takes to organize the event, collate all the books and keep the website going.
You can use any medium, add pages and alter the book to your hearts desire. You just have to use their sketchbook, which has a barcode attached to track the books in the future. Also, you must choose a theme from their list or have a theme randomly selected for you. I like that you don't have to be an artist and many mothers are doing this with their kids. I think it's such a great idea. The deadline to enter is October 31, 2010.