For an artist, a sketchbook can be a record of the observations, inspirations and brilliant ideas encountered in daily life. Think of Leonardo da Vinci dashing off a quick drawing of a helicopter 400 years before Igor Sikorsky, then jotting down his lunch order in a reverse code.
Making a sketchbook can be a way for the rest of us to access our inner artist and record our creative impulses. Watkins Community Education, in conjunction with Handmade & Bound Nashville, is sponsoring The Sketchbook Collective, a series of community workshops conducted by local book artists and culminating in a show of sketchbooks created by workshop participants and those submitted by local artists, musicians, writers and book lovers.
The Sketchbook Collective show is the opening event in Handmade & Bound Nashville 3rd edition and will be held in the Brownlee O. Curry, Jr. Gallery at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37228. The Sketchbook Collective opens with a reception October 4, 5:00pm-7:00pm and runs through October 14.
The third edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville is Saturday, October 5. Go to our Vendors page for information and online registration if you want to connect your artists books, zines or one-of-a-kind book objects with our book-loving festival goers.
If you are interested in submitting a sketchbook (defined as a set of blank pages, bound or unbound, used for spontaneous, quick drawings, notes, verses, collages or more) to The Sketchbook Collective, please send your work by September 23 to:
Watkins Community Education
The Sketchbook Collective
2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Be sure and include the artist’s name, telephone number, email, and return shipping information. If you have questions contact: Mary Beth Harding at (615) 277-7456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.