Rosa Robert’s accompanying book for the BBC series “The Big Painting Challenge” which aired in February 2015 on BBC 1. The book contains tips that you learn on our Sketchout courses and much more. We hope you enjoy it.

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The Big Painting Challenge Book (BBC)

Below are a couple of other books that inspire us when teaching and we often recommend them to Sketchout students. Therefore, we thought we would collect them here so it’s easy for people to find them.

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1) The first has to be “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron. This is a great insightful read for anyone looking to discover or recover their creativity.

2) “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson.

I came across this quote from this book a couple of years ago and it inspires me still with my own creativity and with teaching drawing and visual creativity to others.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson