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Introduction to Photographer’s Sketchbook

This past year has caused many creatives to struggle with what they do best—creating engaging and thoughtful works of art. How are we supposed to create new work with so much uncertainty and stress? 

In this FREE online workshop, presented in collaboration with Precision Camera in Austin, Texas, Houston Center for Photography instructor Kelly Webeck will introduce you to strategies for starting and maintaining a daily sketchbook practice to help jumpstart your creativity! Students will explore sketchbooks of established and emerging artists and discover what works best for them. Whether you are just getting started or are a seasoned professional, this workshop will inspire you to use photography for creative expression and intellectual reflection.

This FREE workshop is provided by Houston Center for Photography, a non-profit gallery, educational space, and publisher in Houston, Texas, in collaboration with Precision Camera, a premier online brick-and-mortar retailer and photo lab based in Austin Texas. Together through our online partnership, we will be bringing you virtual workshops spanning the creative to the technical to ensure you can keep telling your story no matter where you find yourself.


Registration & Fees: FREE


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Students who want to build on the work explored in this FREE introduction can continue in HCP’s full class, Photographer’s Sketchbook: Building a Daily Practice.  Instructor, Kelly Webeck will introduce students to writing prompts as homework in the full class, carefully designed to increase visual literacy, foster creativity, and invite reflection to inspire them. Additionally, Webeck will lead students in critique and group discussions in a friendly environment to support future growth. Students will leave this course with a sketchbook full of thoughtful meditations on photography and images that will inspire them for years to come.

Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.




Class meets Friday:
April 9th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT


Process, Writing

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


Kelly Webeck