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CDR 131-W23| Sketchbooks: Cultivating A Daily Practice

CDR 131-W23| Sketchbooks: Cultivating A Daily Practice

1/27-3/31 Friday 9-12 pm ROOM: 209 Porteous Building

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description




Sketchbooks: Cultivating A Daily Practice

Create a dedicated sketchbook practice with the guidance of Judy LaBasca! At the first class meeting, we’ll make a small sketchbook to fill up during the week. Students will receive weekly homework prompts to encourage the exploration of different drawing techniques and materials. We will go over strategies for working everyday and will cover graphite pencil, colored pencil, chalk pastels, oil pastels, watercolor and ink. Subject matter will include objects, landscape, and people. We will explore slow drawing and fast drawing, drawing from observation, drawing from memory and drawing from imagination. This class uses drawing exercises and games that are fun, energizing and relaxing. Suitable for all levels, especially beginners and those wishing to get back to drawing after a break, this class has a friendly and supportive atmosphere. 

TUITION: $330 + $45 Studio Fee

1/27-3/31 Fridays 9:00 - 12:00 pm (10 sessions)

CEUs: 3




Photo by Rebecca Goodale

Judy LaBrasca most recently had a one person exhibition of her artist books at the KCC’83 Book Arts Program at USM. She was one of the founders of the Illustration Department at Maine College of Art & Design and has taught illustration, drawing, picture books, and design in the BFA and Continuing Studies programs.


a graphite pencil

a favorite pen

a sketchbook of any size you like



All students + faculty are required to: 

  • provide proof of vaccination + booster immediately after registration by emailing an image of their vaccination card to cstudy@meca.edu
  • wear a mask (acceptable masks: KN95, N95, KF94, or medical/surgical masks) on campus at all times. 

We recommend home COVID testing before coming to class. 


This course has reached maximum enrollment.

Wait lists are available by calling our office.

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