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30 day Course:
Fill your first sketchbook in 30 days

  • Quick and Engaging: Complete your first sketchbook in just 30 days, with daily exercises to guide your progress.

  • Beginner-Friendly: No prior drawing experience required – tailored for those starting their sketching journey.

  • Comprehensive Learning: Master pencil, pen, and color techniques through 30 detailed video lessons.

  • Bonus Sessions: Access additional resources and inspiration to enhance your creative journey.

  • Boost Your Imagination: Draw inspiration from renowned artists and learn to sketch from your own vision.

  • Lifetime Access: Return to the course anytime for ongoing creative development and support

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Creative community members always get 20% discount on all my courses

Fill your first sketchbook

This course is for you: 

  • If you have always had a longing to pick up a sketchbook and draw

  • If you find it hard to think of how to fill those white pages

  • if you want to build a drawing habit and create on a regular basis. 

  • if you don't know where to start and you would like to draw as part of a creative community

  • if you are looking for a creative, fun and artful month. 

  • If you have started some sketchbooks in the past but lost momentum and now they are looking for a reason to fill them.

  • if you draw already but you would like to discover your art style.


Do I need to be good at drawing to join?
The course starts really easy, no prior drawing experience needed. 
The course contains drawing tutorials at different levels, some are a little easier and other may challenge you more. I provided sketch templates to help you start the more complicated drawings. 

What are we making?

In this course you will try out lots of different mediums and styles. we will look at the art of influential female artists that have inspired me and we will look at how to choose colour palettes, references and I will give you lots of ideas on how to fill your sketchbooks going forward 

Irene holding a sketchbook page up. The drawing in the sketchbook is of a flower. Explore a transformative experience with our 'Fill Your First Sketchbook in 30 Days' online course—ideal for beginners. Immerse yourself in a daily burst of creativity with unique drawing or painting videos for 30 days. Delve into diverse color schemes, drawing techniques, and gain inspiration from renowned artists. Experiment with various art styles using color pencils, paint, markers, ink, and pen, resulting in a completed sketchbook by the course's end—an artistic achievement in just 30 days.

we will draw lot's of different subjects

30 days long you will receive a daily video. 

Each day we will draw or paint something different. from still lives, florals, animals to imaginary scenes. Everything will come by. 

we look at why you want to keep a sketchbook and what the purpose of your sketchbook could be.

Sketchbook page of pen drawing of various faces. Experience a creative journey through our 'Fill Your First Sketchbook in 30 Days' online course, tailored for beginners. Dive into a daily array of unique drawing or painting videos over 30 days, exploring color schemes, drawing techniques, and gaining inspiration from renowned artists. Practice diverse art styles using color pencils, paint, markers, ink, and pen. By the course's end, you'll have a completed sketchbook—an artistic accomplishment in just 30 days.

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What Materials Do I need? 

Part of the course is experimenting with different materials. You do not need to have all the materials that I use and feel free to try using other materials if you have these already. 

As a minimum I would recommend:


  • a HB sketch pencil, eraser and sharpener

  • a ballpoint pen 

  • some colour (pencils, markers, crayons or paint)

  • a sketchbook with at least 33 empty pages. 


If you want to use wet mediums, I would recommend picking a sketchbook that is mixed media or watercolour quality paper. 

The course is really meant to inspire you and you may want to start with really simple materials (a pencil and pen) and later on add colour once you have watched some video's. 

You can find my favourite art materials in the FAQ

Watch this video for my sketchbook recommendations

If you would like to draw as part of a fun and inclusive group, why not check out the Makings & Musings Community. 

In the community we draw and paint together twice a month, you will find art tutorials and lots of inspiration. 

The community is perfect if you want to experiment with materials, if you are looking for a reason to make time for art and it is the perfect place to share your work in a safe non-judgemental environment!

It is the perfect opportunity to fill more sketchbook pages! 


Hands on approach

I love a no-nonsense approach to art as the best way to learn is by creating.

we start with quick sketches and I invite you to draw along from the start. 


My goal is to get you comfortable with drawing as the more you draw, the easier it gets.  My hope is that you will carry on sketchbooking after you have completed this course and that I help you finding your own creative voice in the process. 

How does it work?​

During the course you can see what I do as if you are looking over my shoulder. I explain each step I take and you can see exactly what movements I make. 

If you sign up today you will immediately have access to the day one drawing plus all introduction video's. As I do not want to overwhelm you with video's you will get access to a new session every day after for 30 days. 

Share your work

after each session I ask you to share your artwork with me, if you do that in the course I am the only person who will see it and I can give feedback if you like.  

You can also share your artwork in the discussion group where all course participants can see it. (This may sound scary but it's a great step towards sharing your artwork with the world eventually if that's something you want to do.)

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