The Traveling Sketchbook

Create a Tiny Gallery of Gratitude with The Traveling Sketchbook

A new prompt for Winfield Public Library’s The Traveling Sketchbook has been released, just in time for the holiday season.  Local artists, cartoonists, collage novices, mixed media specialists and doodlers are invited to participate by creating a tiny gallery of gratitude.  Sketchbook kits have been updated to reflect a new theme, “Gratitude Showcase,” which invites local artists, cartoonists, collage enthusiasts, mixed media specialists and doodlers to select four of the included gratitude prompts to create a personal display of gratitude.

Also new in November, artwork from The Traveling Sketchbook is on display throughout the library.  The displayed work is a selection of artworks created and submitted through The Traveling Sketchbook over the past six months.

The Traveling Sketchbook is a community art project that invites artists of all abilities to explore their creativity.  Sketchbook kits can be checked out for one week, and include tools such as watercolor pencils, a brush, pens and paper.  The art created can be silly, serious, somewhere in between, signed or left anonymous.  All sketches/inclusions must be G-rated so that all members of the community, regardless of age, can enjoy them.

WPL’s The Traveling Sketchbook 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 and Small Libraries (ARSL).