Hi, I’m Susan, and if you are looking to boost your creativity, then I'm here to help.

I am an artist by profession, working in sketchbooks and on paper using a variety of mediums such as pencil, pen, paint and even linocut printing.

I am also a published author of 6 art books including Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Daily Drawing (launched on HobbyMaker TV in July 2022), I've created over 35 online courses, and taught 1000’s of aspiring artists just like you.

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Susan

I am on a mission to get everyone sketching and creating art

I aim to remove any fear of the blank page and make sketching both fun and relaxing. Together I believe we can fill thousands, even maybe millions of sketchbooks!

Empowering YOU to create through inspiring online education

One of my firm beliefs is that everyone is inherently creative and deserves the opportunity to enjoy creativity as much as I do.

Through my online education business I share my love of sketching, drawing, painting and printing through simple and fun tutorials, tours of my own sketchbooks and other creative exercises.

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As featured on HobbyMaker TV

In July 2022 I launched the book Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Daily Drawing on live TV!

Expert guidance through practical art books

As an author am honoured to have taught sketching, linocut and other crafts to thousands of people through the pages of my books for the past 11 years.

I love to write for you

I have written six different art and craft books. Most recently Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Daily Drawing. This book helps you to develop a daily sketching habit by following 100 exciting and varied prompts as well as sketchhbook warm-ups and creative mindset advice.

Two of my books have been Amazon no. 1 bestsellers – Learning Linocut(2011) and Beginner’s Guide to Linocut (2018, Search Press).

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Join my inner circle - the Inspire Creative Membership

Inspire is a place very dear to my heart - a monthly membership and inclusive community for creatives looking to build a consistent sketching practice, no matter how busy life gets.

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Become an 'Inspired One'

Through Inspire I connect with people across the world, just like you, that are searching for sustainable sketching tutorials each month. Started in 2020 out of a desire to connect deeper with those following my sketchbook challenges Inspire has grown from strength to stregth and become a truly special part of what I do.

Inspire is more than just an online course - it is a sketching membership that will supercharge your creativity, build your confidence as an artist, and help you to make better work. Everyone I 'meet' through Inspire, inspires me right back!

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I challenge YOU to open YOUR sketchbooks

One of the biggest leaps I made in my own creativity was challenging myself to 30 days of sketching in a row back in 2018. I put an open call out on social media and something BIG happened...

The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge

The annual 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge begins on 01 January each year.

The challenge is a commitment to draw in your sketchbook for 30 days in a row based upon sketching prompts that I provide.

Thousands of people from across the globe join in with the aim of boosting their creativity and joining this fun creative community. The next challenge begins on 01 January 2023.

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A creative mumpreneur

As a creative entrepreneur (and mum), full of energy and enthusiasm, I get involved in many projects from delivering a TedX talk in Woking 2019 to co-owning a pottery café called Fired Frog in my local area.

Want to craft with your kids too?

I am also a busy mama to a very strong-willed 5-year-old called Ariana Gloria.

We spent a little time in my home studio this summer recording a special four-part YouTube series bringing art and craft to kids and families.

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Start your journey with me

Browse my current available courses:

https://courses.susanyeates.co.uk/