Ready, steady, sketch!

Sketchers, scribblers, and doodlers unite!

From the dabblers to the dedicated, the closet creatives to the out-and-out artists, all are welcome here.  

If you want to start sketching, get better at sketching, or meet other sketchers, come on in - you’re in the perfect place.

Are you a sketchbook magpie?

Let me guess; you’ve got more than a couple of beautiful, blank books stashed away (I’ve lost count of mine), gathering dust and waiting for inspiration to strike. But perhaps it’s time to stop waiting and realise instead that inspiration is already here. Right in front of you, hoping to be seen. 

Maybe you’re entirely new to sketching and want to tentatively dip your toe (or pencil) into this colourful, new world, or perhaps you’re already dabbling with drawing. Either way, if you’ve got itchy fingers and a blank page in front of you, you’re in the right place. 

Shall we bring your sketchbook out of hiding?

Here’s how you can start sketching

community

Inspire sketching membership

Your go-to monthly sketching membership for community, creativity, and endless inspiration. 

No matter where you are on your sketching journey, a global community of like-minded creative types is ready to welcome you with open arms (and sketchbooks!) 

Inspire is a confidence-boosting, creative monthly membership with a difference - absolutely anybody is invited to join. 

  • A supportive community of arty folk ready to encourage, motivate and inspire. 
  • Pre-recorded, easy-to-follow sketching video tutorials and warm-up exercises designed to make getting started easy. 
  • Guidance and accountability to make your sketchbook practice sustainable and enjoyable.
  • Optional challenges and sketching prompts, monthly themed projects, book reviews, and fresh content designed to get your artistic juices flowing.

Doors for new members open a few times a year.

6-week course **Next Start Date TBC**

Sketchbook Bootcamp

Six weeks to fuel your creative fire and ignite the artist within.

Kickstart your creativity and discover what floats your sketchbook boat. This 6-week exploration into the endless possibilities of your sketchbook is guaranteed to transform how you view your creativity. 

Learn new techniques, discover new ways to start when you’re stuck, unearth new places to find inspiration, and reawaken your love of sketching. 

  • Weekly Zoom check-in with me for feedback, guidance, and the answers to all those niggling sketchbook questions.
  • Weekly themed tutorials focused on developing your unique sketching style.  
  • Mindset coaching to tackle what holds you back from opening your sketchbook and how to create a regular sketching habit that works with your schedule.
  • Learn how to use the most common sketchbook materials to support your sketching style.

short online course

7-days of Sketchbook Warm Ups

A few of my most popular warm-up exercises in one handy short course. 

Improve your sketching skills and get in the creative zone with my week-long series of fun and engaging warm-up sketching exercises. 

And the best part? Each activity takes just a few minutes each day to complete, perfect for even the busiest of sketchers! 

  • Easy-to-follow video tutorials sent directly to your inbox every day for one week.
  • Practise using your everyday materials in new ways, filling your sketchbook, and preparing your creative brain for bigger projects. 
  • Explore new ways to sketch, boosting your confidence, skills, and ability to let go of perfectionism. 

Suitable for all skill levels - let’s play!

** Bookings now open **

sketching retreats with susan

Pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of wonderful European locations.

Suitable for those new to sketching or returning to their sketchbooks after some time away. You’ll leave these retreats with new friends, new skills, and a new approach to interpreting the beautiful environment around you. 

I have two amazing art retreats scheduled for 2025. 

From 23rd April - 2nd May 2025 I will be Travel Sketching in Romania in collaboration with Creative Arts Safaris to bring you an exciting 10-day cultural tour. Bookings are open now. 

From 7th - 14th September I am collaborating with US artist Missy Tripp Ronquillo to bring to you a luxurious week in Italy exploring the beautiful countryside around Tuscany. Bookings open August 2024.

get the book

Sketchbook Challenge: 100 prompts for daily drawing

Kickstart your daily drawing habit with 100 simple, sketch-provoking prompts

Perfect for doodling beginners and experienced artists alike, the drawing prompts in Sketchbook Challenge range from easy-to-find objects to curious subjective suggestions, encouraging you to explore and sketch everyday items in new ways. 

Alongside the playful prompts, you’ll find insights on tools, materials, mindset, and creativity, alongside my own responses to the daily challenge. 

Whether you're seeking relaxation, fun, or artistic development, this book is the perfect companion to jumpstart or elevate your daily sketching habit.

Take a look at how you can get started for FREE. 

Free stuff for your sketchbook

With some creative nudging, I’ve seen thousands of sketchbooks come out of hiding, and I want to see thousands more. 

free ebook

Boost your creative mojo and discover how to develop a sustainable, daily sketchbook practice. How? By downloading my FREE ebook: How to Build a Daily Sketching Habit. Get ready to fall back in love with sketching!

free mini course

Treat your sketchbook to 5 days of play with fun exercises and prompts designed to provoke inspiration, fire up your creativity, and help you unwind. Flex your creative muscles with my FREE mini-course. Get started today!