Kids Sketchbook Project

Kids Sketchbook Project

Sara Downham-Lotto – Summer 2020

The Great Sketchbook project was a Covid-19 response online course offering continued connection and creativity for 8-13 year olds working from home in lockdown who would ordinarily attend Arts Lab’s After School Club. Conceived of and run by Arts Lab’s Sophie D’Angelo, the children created visual diaries of their experiences during 10 weeks of restricted movement, focussing on group-chosen weekly themes.

Guided with online demonstrations by Sophy, and with the freedom to explore in their own time at home, participants experimented with drawing, painting and collage techniques. Once a week, over Zoom, they shared ideas and artwork created between sessions and agreed on future weekly themes and activities.


Community, Learning, Young people