This article contains a collection of beautiful sketchbook pages to help students studying a range of high school Art qualifications, including GCSE, A Level and IB Visual Art. The collection includes sketchbooks completed by students as well as artist sketchbooks. Pages have been selected to demonstrate different sketchbook presentation techniques as well as to indicate the variety of layout styles possible. Descriptions underneath each image provide tips and guidance, outlining the successful aspects of each page.
An A2 Art sketchbook page by Ruth Beeley:
An A2 Art sketchbook page by Lucy Luu:
A Level Art sketchbook pages by Lisa Jiang:
An AS Art Sketchbook page by Charlotte Taylor:
An A Level Fine Art sketchbook page by Sally Al Nasser:
Two International GCSE Art Sketchbook page ideas by Amiria Robinson:
A CIE IGCSE Art and Design sketchbook page, completed by Sarah Loh, while studying at ACG Strathallan College, Auckland, New Zealand.
A sketchbook page by Evie Sudlow:
Artist sketchbook pages by Adebanji Alade:
IGCSE Art and Design sketchbook pages (CIE) by Rebecca Betts of ACG Strathallan College, Auckland, New Zealand:
Advanced Higher Art sketchbook pages (SQA) by Catherine Larsson-Wolfe:
An NCEA Level 3 Painting Scholarship workbook page, sourced from NZQA:
An AS Level sketchbook page by Jack Broad:
An A Level sketchbook page by Sophie Antoniou from King Alfred School, London, United Kingdom:
An IB Art Investigation Workbook by Imogen Reeves:
AS Level Art and Design sketchbook page by Iona Skinner:
A sketchbook page created as a teacher example for IGCSE / GCSE students by Heather Garland:
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The examples above have been collected specifically for students who specialise in Painting and Related Media or Fine Art courses. Other collections are available with inspirational Photography, Graphic Design, Sculpture and 3D Design and Textiles and Fashion sketchbooks. These articles are continually updated, with new examples added frequently. Please bookmark these pages so that you can return to them for inspiration whenever you need!
If you would like to understand what sort of drawings, illustations and artist analysis should be included within a sketchbook and how to annotate a sketchbook, please read: Tips for Producing an Amazing GCSE or A Level Art Sketchbook.
If you are looking for creative ideas for use of media within sketchbooks (such as exciting materials to draw upon and ideas for creating backgrounds) you may be interested in: How to Make Your Art Project Exciting: Inventive use of Media.
This article was written by Amiria Robinson. Amiria has been a teacher of Art & Design and a Curriculum Co-ordinator for seven years, responsible for the course design and assessment of Art and Design work in two high-achieving Auckland schools. Amiria has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching. She is a CIE Accredited Art & Design Coursework Assessor. Follow Amiria on Google+