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The Draw Your World book by Samantha Dion Baker, shown next to some paint brushes and a Pocket Palette.

Draw and Sketch Your World

Draw (and sketch!) your world with illustrator and artist Samantha Dion Baker, from finding beauty in the tiny details to building volume and form through layered color.

Online Workshop with Samantha Dion Baker

Have you been thinking about starting a daily sketch practice but aren't sure how to start, or would you like to improve on the journaling skills you already have? Join Samantha Dion Baker as we explore creative page layout and finding everyday inspiration in your world.

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What to Expect

This is a live workshop that will take place on Zoom. During the workshop, you will have a chance to ask the instructor questions and connect with your fellow classmates. After the workshop, we’ll provide you with a recording to review on your own time.

We’ll be in touch the week of the course with instructions for connecting and additional information. Please remember to set a reminder for yourself, adjusting for your timezone, and make sure to add hello@arttoolkit.com to your address book so our email doesn’t end up in your junk mail. Tickets are non-refundable, but we may be able to transfer your ticket to another student if there is a wait list.

Curious about tickets, technical details, gifting workshops, or anything else? Please see our frequently asked questions page for more details, and please don’t hesitate to contact us for help.

Recommended Supplies

  • Watercolor sketchbook or paper, Samantha recommends a smoother surface for pen such as hotpress.
  • Brushes, Samantha prefers a size 1-3 round for small details and flat for larger areas.
  • Pencil and eraser, Samantha recommends 2B or 3B, but #2 is fine!
  • Paper towel or cloth.
  • Cup for water.
  • Watercolors, use what you have and enjoy!
  • Permanent fine line pens. Waterproof, Samantha's favorite is a Copic Multiliner (0.1 or 0.2) or a Pigma Micron (PN plastic nib 01).

Watch the Live Demo

Samantha joined us for this live demo last year.
Portrait of Samantha Dion Baker.

About Samantha

Samantha is originally from Philadelphia, where she grew up in a family of artists. Throughout childhood, she would spend afternoons drawing in her grandmother’s sculpture studio and would watch her mother make intricate illustrations on her drafting table at home. Samantha attended The Cooper Union in New York City, where she studied everything from design to printmaking, having a desire to learn and experiment with as much as possible before settling on a design career. She then spent over twenty years working as a graphic designer in Toronto and New York City, focusing on the art world. In her early forties, Samantha began to draw again, and through a regular sketchbook practice, transitioned from designer to artist. Now a full-time illustrator, artist, and author, her favorite thing to do is wander the city streets and travel with her family, drawing all of the things she does, eats, and sees in the pages of her sketch journal. Samantha lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two sons. She is the author of Draw Your Day, Draw Your Day Sketchbook, Draw Your World (June 2021), and Draw Your Day For Kids! (December 2021).

Learn more about Samantha on her website, and on Instagram.