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Sketchbook Practice: A Workshop with Louise Phillips

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Upstart & Crow Studio


Sketchbook practice is a wonder. A sketchbook is a portable studio, a place of exploration, and a document of discovery. I have filled over 60 sketchbooks. All are different and each has its own charm.” — Louise Phillips

Enter the world of sketchbooks with artist Louise Phillips in this intimate, hands-on workshop for newbies and beyond. In a 90-minute workshop, Louise will show you various sketchbooks, activities and approaches, and provide insight into how to maintain your own sketchbook practice over the long term.

We’ll provide pencils and paper. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks, notebooks or journals. You’ll leave the class with your own sketchbook practice zines.

This workshop takes place on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. The cost is $20, which includes materials and teacher fee. There are 10 spots available. Register here.

About your workshop teacher:

Louise Phillips is a multidisciplinary artist working in Vancouver, B.C. Her exhibit, “found and made: altered books celebrating writers, books and making,” is currently on display at Upstart & Crow.

Check out her sketchbook pages here.

More about Upstart & Crow:

Located on Granville Island, Upstart & Crow is a literary arts studio for curious readers and creative storytellers alike. We are international in our outlook, and local in our sensibilities. We create opportunities to surface new talent and champion bold ideas through events, workshops, literary launches, unique partnerships — and yes, we also sell books!

Health precautions:

We want this event to be fun and safe. Masks are welcome, though we won’t enforce them. We hope that folks who come will be vaccinated and boosted and will stay home if they feel ill.


This workshop takes place in our upper mezzanine while the store is open, so there will be some minor ambient noise in the background. There is a set of 12 stairs to reach the upper mezzanine, and unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible. There is a washroom on the main floor available for attendees. If you would like to attend but require accommodations, please contact us and we’ll strive to find a solution for you.

Questions: hello@upstartandcrow.com

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