Create Using The Traveling Sketchbook

Calling all artists, cartoonists, collage novices, mixed media specialists, and doodlers – lend your talents to The Traveling Sketchbook, a new initiative for teens and adults from the Winfield Public Library. Check out one of our sketchbook kits to find everything needed to create a piece of art for our sketchbook – whether that piece be silly, serious, or somewhere in between. When the sketchbook is full, WPL will share the book with the community.

Each sketchbook comes with tools such as inspiration items, watercolor pencils, a brush, and pens to help inspire and create. Sketchbooks can be checked out for one week.  This initiative is made possible by a Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

Our first Traveling Sketchbook theme is “poetry” to celebrate April as National Poetry Month and anyone who checks out a kit in April is eligible to enter a drawing for a magnetic poetry kit! Doodlers/artists can use one of their own poems, one of their favorites, or one included in the sketchbook kit for inspiration. As sketchbooks fill or time passes, we will unveil new themes and new traveling sketchbooks will make their way around town. Participate often and get creative! Artists can sign or not sign their projects – it’s up to them, but all sketches/inclusions must be G-rated so the entire community can enjoy.