Sketchbook Workshop

Conducted by Lori Whitaker

WORKSHOP DATE: Saturday, May 14, 2022 (2-4 PM)  


Did you ever wonder where artists get inspiration for their work? 

Sketchbooks have been a tool used by artists for many years to record thoughts, images, and ideas. In this workshop you will learn how to make a personal sketchbook to record your own creative ideas.

Students will learn the basic elements that go into making a sketchbook, including paper choice, binding, and embellishments. Participants will also create a travel tin to carry sketching tools. When your book is complete, we will take it outside and do a simple sketching exercise to start you on your own creative journey.

This workshop is presented in connection with the exhibition, A Journey in Color and Line: Drawing the Metroplex, which will be on view at the center from May 7 to June 4, 2022.


The workshop will take place in the lake-level space of the Bath House Cultural Center, at 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218 (White Rock Lake).


  • Materials will be supplied by the instructor, but students are encouraged to bring their own drawing supplies, if they wish.  


  • The workshop will take place in the lake-level area of the Bath House Cultural Center.  There is no air conditioning in the lake-level, but the center will provide fans and coolers to keep the space comfortable, if necessary. 
  • All the students are encouraged to maintain social distancing and wear face covering while they are in class.


This workshop is free, but space is limited to 17 students, ages eighteen and older.  The students will be registered on a first-come-first served basis. 

To register for this workshop, fill out a student form at