Last Friday the 15th was the first day of "skool" and it was Danny Gregory's turn to be the teacher. It was a nice class with him sharing his story and offering ideas and encouragement to get sketching. There seem to be quite few people in the class. Mostly female as usual but a few guys, too. I managed to do 3 sketches but I spent a considerable amount of time customizing a cover of a new 9x12 Strathmore Visual Journal. I like the paper for mixed-media the best. These were two urban sketches I managed to do this week. These were done in a 7x7 Stillman Birn Beta sketchbook. The paper is more like hot press watercolor paper and paint lifts off pretty easily. Since enrolling I've discovered at least 3 other artist friends have taken this online class in the past and liked it which was reassuring. I am hoping to learn more about how to make an interesting composition on the page. 5 more weeks and 5 more teachers to go. It's a pleasant winter activity.