Recently, I was asked to lecture on keeping a sketchbook at ESLI, a part of the University of the Arts that helps their international students increase their proficiency in English. I was really amazed at the level of students’ interest. They are given a semester-long assignment to keep a visual journal or sketchbook. I was brought in to discuss how important my sketchbooks have been to me as both an artist and a cancer survivor. They asked a lot of really good questions and were really engaged in the process of how I create some of my sketchbook pieces. As a result I added a portion to my lecture to act as a step-by-step guide, it is pictured above.
A special thanks to everyone at ESLI, I had a wonderful time!