Friday, May 27, 2011

The Sketchbook Project 2012

The 2012 Sketchbook Project, is something that you should check out and would be a fun project indeed.

"Art House Co-op just launched the 2012 Sketchbook Project in an effort to create the world’s largest library of artists’ sketchbooks. Building from the success of the 2011 Project, which featured more than 10,000 books from 94 countries, the Brooklyn-based organization revealed plans to take the 2012 Tour around the world for the first time.

The Sketchbook Project encourages artists of all backgrounds to sign up online and receive a blank sketchbook by mail. The completed books are then sent back to Art House and exhibited at partner venues across the globe, before being cataloged in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
In addition to a ten-city tour across the United States, the 2012 Project will visit Toronto, Vancouver, London and Melbourne, marking the traveling library’s first international exhibitions. Patrons visit the library to explore the collection, checking out sketchbooks and interacting with participating artists and Art House librarians. Artists are notified electronically when their books are viewed – from anywhere in the world.

Participants come from diverse backgrounds – working artists, full-time parents, busy professionals, students – but unite to share their process with each other and the public. The Sketchbook Project unites creative people of all ages and backgrounds to foster process and dialogue across cultural and geographic boundaries. It’s also a lot of fun.
To participate in the project and to get a sketchbook that will go on the tour, please click here.
Thanks and have fun!"

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