A free online sketchbook workshop

April 13, 2018 | 18 Comments

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be part of a great online event coming up later this month

It’s called Sketchbook Revival (hosted by my new friend Karen Abend) running between 23 April – 4 May  (and drum roll please) it’s FREE!

It will feature over 20 artists (fine artists, illustrators, intuitive artists, designers, art therapists and art journalers etc) and each session will feature an activity/workshop with the focus on creating art inside a sketchbook.

I will be demonstrating my favourite tips for urban sketching (recording complex scenes with shapes and edges) and sharing some inside information about how I compose my sketchbook pages. I had a lot of fun filming my session with Karen working alongside me… so I hope you will join in as well.

I’m really looking forward to seeing inside other artist’s sketchbooks – particularly those from different disciplines – as I am so focused on observational sketching. I know that this workshop will open up new possibilities as to how I use my sketchbook, tying in nicely with my current Everyday Sketching project.

To sign up for this free workshop click here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you were having problems signing up, the link has been changed and should now work!


  • Hi, Liz! I’m glad you are going to be one of the instructors. 🙂 I signed up for this a couple of days ago and am looking forward to the motivation and excitement I expect it to provide .I hope you are doing well!
    Leslie in Alabama

  • Val Myburgh says:

    Hi Liz, I’m trying to sign up to your sketchbook revival workshop but sadly the link http://www.karenabend.com cannot be reached.
    Val Myburgh

    • Liz Steel says:

      Hi Val, I’m not sure what happened for you, but it seems to be working ok for me at the moment. Can you try again?

  • Andrea Miner says:

    I also got a lot of redirects and scam pages ??

    • Liz Steel says:

      Hi Andrea, Really? that’s weird. I’m not sure what happened for you, but it seems to be working ok for me at the moment. Can you try again?

      • Carol Fillmore says:

        I also got a redirect and a scam thingie telling me I have 2 viruses on my tablet, which I don’t. Not sure what is going on.

  • Marianne says:

    I signed up too!
    I certainly need a boost to start using my sketchbook again. Plus it starts on my cat’s birthday, lol.

    For me the link works find, by the way. I signed up a couple of days ago, and tested it just now when I read in the comments that some folks are having problems.

  • I hope I successfully signed up. It is taking place during the time I will be traveling, so I was glad to hear that it will be available any time. Hopefully I can check in during quiet times during my trip. I love to get tips from other artists about sketching and peek into their books.

  • Liz Steel says:

    Hey everyone… the link(above) has been changed and should now work!

  • Gordana MArkovic says:

    It works! I have signed up and can’t wait for it to start.

  • Kate says:

    Oddly, I signed up but never had a confirmation… and now that the 23d is here, I think it is not working.

    • Liz Steel says:

      TRy again. The first email went out an hour ago.

      • Kate says:

        I’m giving up… I have signed up several times and did so about an hour ago. Thought it would be fun but I have written Karen also and no response.

      • Liz Steel says:

        Oh! Sorry to here that Kate. If you join the facebook group – the links are included there.

  • Joyce Herschl says:

    I signed up for the course and nothing happened. Tried to sign up again and the response was that I was already signed up. Help.

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