Make your own sketchbook



A step by step guide of how to create your own beautiful and very unique sketchbook through a variety of making processes, experimental materials and alternative methods of making.

Included are a further 3 guides with techniques, ideas, demonstrations, tips and inspiration to fill your sketchbook pages.

What's included in the price?

A step by step guide
4 instalments with ideas, demonstrations and inspiration
Fully illustrated with photographs of every stage
online support if required

What you will need

Paper and card, this can be recycled scraps, envelopes, maps, books or old art projects, anything you can get your hands on!
A sharp craft knife and cutting mat or pair of scissors
Hole punch, stapler, ruler, glue
String, needle and thread
Basic drawing materials, pencil, pen etc.
Cup of tea!


Caroline Pilia and Roz Beeson at pitchblue

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


4 weeks

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Online on-demand course
Tricia - - #32315

I took this course last year and it was a very welcome source of inspiration during a lockdown. The written instructions were clear and easy to follow, with good tips for getting over the hurdle of a blank page and filling the sketchbooks. I made several books using the different techniques taught. I was really pleased and enjoyed the course, which was excellent value.

Online on-demand course
Ruth Gordon - - #32314

I did this course last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. While a video is enjoyable I really valued the written and illustrated format because you could refer back to it and go through things again if needed so it was more relaxing than a video where you have to keep up with the demonstrations. I made several of the folded sketchbooks, simple concertinas and more complex ones with ingenious folding. I also did stitched and elasticated ones so got a dozen different books as a result and am still enjoying filling them all up.

Online on-demand course
Shirley Bowley - - #32311

I was very disappointed with this on-line course which I had assumed would be presented in video format and not written instructions as was the case. I would not have purchased the course if that fact had been disclosed from the outset. Not a lot of money tolosebutstill very disappointing.

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