Want to grow creatively or artistically?

Hone in on your personal style?

Get to know your creative self?

I'll show you the freedom of creating in a "living sketchbook." Gain confidence, hone your personal style, relax and loosen up and learn to trust yourself. These are just some of the benefits of having a sketchbook practice.

You will learn how to play in your sketchbook, continually improving your work so that you fall in love with this treasure trove that represents your creative exploration and growth.

"Grow Your Creative Practice with Sketchbooks"

Introduction Video

Here's what's in store in this color and inspiration-packed, 4-hour class!

Packed with a variety of techniques and approaches, key lessons cover:

  • Experimenting with different supplies and sketchbooks.
  • Lots of sketchbook inspiration, I show and talk through my favorite sketchbooks.
  • Narrated time-lapses of dozens of paintings in my sketchbooks.
  • How to develop a sketchbook practice of creating and continually improving.
  • Working with goauche, acryl gouache, acrylic, ink, water-mixable oils, etc.
  • Painting along with me in your sketchbook creating several different spreads, both floral and abstract.
  • We work together through the ugly stage on a spread that challenges us.
  • We learn what to do on days where we are just not feeling good or creative.
  • Over four hours of video instruction, we do it all in this class!

Plus five bonus modules on:

  1. Painting on the go while traveling.
  2. Painting textured, colorful abstract.
  3. Trying out some new supplies in the sketchbook.
  4. Painting a luscious floral spread across the pages.
  5. A module on comparing and contrasting watercolor, gouache, acryl gouache, and acrylic

Who is this class for?

- Your soul is itching to create but you are scared (me for years).
- You've been painting for years but feel stuck and tight.
- You've got creators block, you like creating but feel like you need something fresh.
- You love color and really just want to relax and have fun.
- You haven't painted in years and want to get back to creating.
- You just can't stop looking at colorful artwork and you want to see if you could paint like the artists you love.
- You feel unsure about color and how to work with colors.
- You want to focus more deliberately on growing your creative self.

Maybe you’ve been painting and would like to learn how to use a sketchbook or art journal to grow your creative practice, or maybe you’ve never painted. Either way, come along and be inspired and supported while you learn to create in a free and fun way that helps you grow.

What do I need to take this class?

A willingness to be playful and kind to yourself.

A sense of curiosity about what can happen when we quiet the judgement and create freely.

The time to watch as much as you want whenever you want (you have a year to access this class!).

Some basic supplies, paints, pencils, markers and a sketchbook.

If you find that you are tight or feel constricted in your creativity, this will help loosen you up.

The goal is to enjoy, experiment, have fun and fall in love with being creative in a sketchbook.

Join a friend or two and turn this into virtual painting party with family or friends if you so desire. Or do it by yourself. Either way, you’ll enjoy growing creatively.

Course Curriculum

This course is in final development and some titles may change slightly.

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  All About Sketchbooks
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  Beginning a Spread
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  Sketchbook Painting Inspiration
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  Getting Through The Ugly Stage
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  Exploring Different Directions
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  Odds and Ends
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  Bonus Modules
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  Share Your Work and Ask Questions Here!
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Here's what my students say about my classes:


"Thank you very much for making this class. It was just what I needed to loosen up after several years of not making art."


This is a fun and relaxing class!

"I have immensely enjoyed it. It has allowed me to branch out and try something new and I’ve loved Suzanne’s examples and explanations. I will rewatch and do the whole thing again now that I’ve attempted one piece so that I can change what I don’t like about my work and keep working on what I do like!"


Love the teacher!

"And also the subject that she chooses. Very bright. Very happy. Suzanne inspires you to just keep at it! And she shows that messes can be made into beautiful art! Thank you! Have taken 2 of your classes, now I’ll take the other one too. And yes!!! I’m painting happy paintings thanks to you."


Over four hours of visual inspiration and coaching to free your creative self!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does the course start and finish?
  • The course starts the moment you enroll and it is always available! It is a self-paced online course - you can work and learn at your own pace.
Q. How long do I have to access the course?
  • After enrolling you will have unlimited access to the course and all BONUS materials for 12 months from your purchase.
Q. How many times can I view the class?
  • As many times as you want, there is no limit within your one-year period.
Q. What supplies/tools will I need to complete the course?
  • Chances are you can use what you already have. If you are just beginning then you will need some basic supplies. You can preview the supply video to see the options.
Q. What if I am unhappy with the course?
  • I wouldn't want you to be unhappy. If you don't feel like you are getting value from the course, contact me within the first 14 days of enrollment and I will provide a full refund.

Have more questions? Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I'll answer them.

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About Suzanne Allard

I’m a floral/abstract painter and creativity teacher. When I first started painting a few years ago I wasn’t a big sketchbook user. I would dabble here and there but didn’t really have a relationship with my sketchbooks the way I do now. 

I would see all those pretty sketchbooks online and think what is the point, why go to all that trouble just to make a small version of something? 

Then I started really being brave in the sketchbook, trying new things, going back over things. Somehow, I had permission to be freer in the sketchbook than I did on a regular-sized painting. It gave me more freedom to fully flesh out ideas and then it became fun to see if I could make each spread something I liked.

This process of growing and falling in love with your sketchbook is what I’m aiming to teach you in this class. The by-product is that you grow as a creative person because I believe we all have a creative spirit that wants to express itself.