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Learn the English you Need for YOUR Creative Career

Sketchbook English, Our Complete Online English Course for Artists and Designers

Sketchbook English online English Course for creatives
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You know that you need English skills to shine in your creative career. The problem is that even if you had the time to invest in language learning, away from your studio practice, the language skills you most need are rarely covered by English language schools and classes. 

Like every English learner, you need a combination of strong foundation English language structures.

As a creative, you also need the language skills for collaborations, presentations, project management, social media content and self-promotion.

You also need very specialist vocabulary to present your whole art practice –  or pitch individual pieces – in detail.  

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Perthshire crafts The Quarto Press printmaking demo and workshop print ing press

Sketchbook English is an online course, written by artist and art school lecturer, Ruth Pringle, for Blue Noun Language Hub.

Perthshire crafts The Quarto Press printmaking demo and workshop

Sketchbook English is a method for International creatives to gain the English language skills they need for their creative career.

Our online English course for creatives is modelled on an art school practical studio course – but delivered online. It is designed to fit into your creative career, – wherever that is currently taking you!

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How Does it Work?

Sketchbook English is a generous series of practical exercises, based around the concept of using a sketchbook to develop ideas.

Over a 12-week course, you have daily challenges that guide you through learning the very vocabulary and grammar you need to be able to express fundamental concepts about how and why you make art, as well as the decisions you make within your processes. 

Perthshire jeweller Jenna McDonald Jewellery workshop

Sketchbook English does not tell you what or how to draw – it INSPIRES you to draw, create and experiment in English.

As you fill your sketchbook ( or make daily digital animations, or add a new character to your play dough squirrel tableau), your heart, mind and memory fill with English: little bite-sized, manageable chunks of content that attach deeply – subconsciously – in your mind.

In just three months, you will gain English language skills and artistic skills – YOURS.

Ready to find your creative voice in English?

Find out more or sign up here.