Sketchbooking for New Parents | Kristy Lankford | Skillshare
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9 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Welcome and Congratulations

    • 2. Recommended Materials

    • 3. The First Page

    • 4. Self Portraits

    • 5. The Mindful Doodle

    • 6. Continuous Line Drawing

    • 7. Handprints Color Page

    • 8. Project: Baby Photo Op

    • 9. Thank You!


About This Class

Becoming a new parent is an amazing experience, but it can also be a little overwhelming. When artist and art teacher Kristy Lankford became a mom, she rediscovered the joy of keeping a sketchbook. It is a great way to find fun in the simple things, creativity through the craziness, and a new sense of self that goes with this new little person.  

In this class, you will learn some of the tips and tricks to keeping a sketchbook in those first few months of parenthood. Your sketchbook can become a place for midnight doodles, mindful meditation, and family memory making. You and your family can use this class to create a sketchbook filled with memories from that very special time in your baby's life.

Kristy Lankford is an artist, illustrator, art teacher, and mom. For over 10 years, she has taught a variety of classes, including drawing, fashion illustration, and painting. She works as a freelance illustrator and sells her artwork through private commissions and online shops. Her baby is now 2, but she has a pile of sketchbooks to remember those crazy, funny, special early times in his life. 

This class requires no previous drawing or art making experience and although it is designed with new parents in mind it would also be great for aunts, uncles, grandparents, and extended family. Grab a sketchbook, a few other simple art supplies, and that baby and snuggle in for a fun baby-inspired sketchbooking class.