OUR NEW BOOK: Outstanding High School Sketchbooks

Last Updated on November 21, 2021

Outstanding High School Sketchbooks
  • Are you producing a sketchbook, visual diary, or art journal as part of your high school art course?
  • Looking for sketchbook ideas and inspiration?
  • Learn how high-achieving students layout, annotate, and present their sketchbooks, visual diaries, or art journals
  • View outstanding examples from IGCSE/GCSE Art sketchbooks, A Level Art sketchbooks, VCE Studio Arts sketchbooks, National Senior Certificate sketchbooks, NCEA Design and Visual Communication workbooks, IB Visual Arts Process Portfolio pages, and many other high school art qualifications
  • A beautifully illustrated book for high school art students, with large, clear images and annotation

Coming soon in paperback from Amazon (paid link) or PDF eBook format from Gumroad (paid link)

About the book

Many students are unsure what is expected within their sketchbook or art journal, or how to present their visual investigations in a compelling and creative way.

Outstanding High School Sketchbooks contains sketchbook pages by high school art students from around the world. Many of these sketchbook pages are from projects that were awarded full marks in qualifications such as IGCSE/GCSE Art, A Level Art, VCE Studio Arts, National Senior Certificate, NCEA Design and Visual Communication, and IB Visual Arts.

The examples illustrate a wide range of approaches to sketchbook content, annotation, and layout. They cover a range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, mixed media, graphic design, sculpture, three-dimensional design, architecture, printmaking, photography, textiles, and fashion. The large-scale images show annotation and fine detail, providing excellent learning opportunities.

Thousands of students have studied the sketchbook collections on the Student Art Guide website. Now, at long last, we have an accompanying print book (8 x 10 inch, 178 pages), which offers larger images and a better viewing experience than is possible online.

We hope this book becomes an essential addition to the high school art department library.

Sneak peek!

Outstanding High School Sketchbooks begins with tips and advice for those looking to creating a sketchbook, visual diary, or art journal as part of a high school art class. The introductory text is clear, straightforward, and able to be understood by students. These pages are easily photocopiable for use in a classroom situation, creating student-friendly handouts.

Sample pages:

How to annotate a sketchbook

Following the introductory sections, the book contains full-color spreads of sketchbook pages – providing excellent visual examples for students.

High school sketchbook examples
art sketchbook ideas

About the Author

The Student Art Guide has published free educational content for high school art students and teachers since 2013. You can learn more about us here. Outstanding High School Sketchbooks is our first print publication – we hope you enjoy it!

Introductory text is written by experienced high school art teacher Amiria Gale. Editing is by Jan Eyre, a professional editor with several years of teaching experience. The book is designed to be read and understood by high school students and provides a valuable learning resource within the classroom.

This book is self-published and does not have a huge marketing budget behind it. Self-published authors rely on word of mouth and honest customer reviews. If you have the time to leave a review on Amazon, this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Coming soon in paperback from Amazon (paid link) or PDF eBook format from Gumroad (paid link)

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