This year you will maintain a sketchbook. It is your personal space to create. You will have assignments and specific works to create, but the sketchbook is for you. Many artists use sketchbooks as a space/place for inspiration, practice, idea gathering and experimentation. I want you to approach maintaining a sketchbook as a way to expand your creative thinking skills, develop your personal style and have fun with the creation of art through out the blank pages.
Many artists use sketchbooks. Read about an interesting project here: The Sketchbook Project
Here is another post from artist Lisa Congdon on why she keeps a sketchbook
On Keeping a Sketchbook
Please read this article on sketchbooks as well.
Drawing and Painting