Latest Sketchbook Stories

2014-10-13 08:24:25

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast's top fine art college, announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed at: http://bit.ly/rexbrandtlcadgado. "LCAD is privileged to be the only art school in the nation to house the...

2009-06-09 20:48:12

French authorities are trying to figure out who took a Pablo Picasso sketchbook worth millions of dollars from a Paris museum. The New York Times reported the sketchbook of 33 crayon drawings dating from 1917 to 1924 was snatched from a first-floor exhibition room of the Picasso National Museum either Monday or Tuesday. The drawings are valued at $8.4 million to $14 million, the Times said. Independent Television News reported there was no sign off a break-in at the museum. Officials for the...

2006-04-05 07:30:00

By Jim Christie BERKELEY, California -- It's not a pretty picture. U.S. art students spend so much time toying with computer graphics these days that many wind up without needed drawing skills, university instructors say. Students are more comfortable manipulating computer graphics than doodling, drafting and drawing with pen on paper, and this has created a sharp decline in drawing skills in recent years, teachers say. Additionally, tech-savvy students simply lack the initiative and...

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