Coventry University showcasing Arty-Folks Sketchbooks

  • Coventry University are running a community art project called Coventry Sketchbook Project and Arty-Folks members are some of the first to use them!
  • Some art from the Arty-Folks sketchbooks will be showcased at Coventry University Gala Dinner on 5th December 2019
  • 2021 sketchbooks will be distributed across Coventry in the run up to Coventry City of Culture 2021 and you can pick up your own free sketchbook from The Inkwell, Whitefriars Street, Coventry

How to fill a Coventry Sketchbook?

The sketchbooks invite you to look at our everyday Coventry in a different way and notice things that you may not have noticed before. You can draw, paint, collage, and use any medium that suits you to create images of your Coventry and what is important about this city to you, and your experiences of living in your area. At Arty-Folks we used pencil, charcoal then experimented with ink using brushes and cotton buds, and patterened washi-tape that you can buy from the Inkwell.

Get creative with friends!

Bring your sketchbook along the next time you visit your friends and help, encourage, motivate and reassure each other, chat about ideas, find inspiration, make suggestions and most of all remind each other that a sketchbook is a place for play and experimentation! At Arty-Folks we use art to improve our mental well-being and being part of this project is exciting because our artwork will contribute to something bigger and become a part of Coventry’s heritage.

What happens when I hand in my completed sketchbook?

When you have filled your sketchbook hand it back to the Inkwell. Coventry University is looking to exhibit and tour the sketchbooks over the next 3 years to showcase the essence of Coventry and its people. And so your artwork will inspire people up and down the country to get creative.

To find out more:                   

visit their Facebook page: Coventry Sketchbook Project or follow #CovSketchbook and #ArtyFolksCov

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