Follow th easy step-by-step process to make a Steamboat Sketchbook.
The final deadline to be part of The Sketchbook Project's 2014 Mobile Library tour was January 21. But, if you weren't able to mail in your Sketchbook by the deadline they still want to see your hard work. Those who met the earlier deadline are guaranteed to go on tour, but they will try their very best to get your book on tour this summer if you're sending it in late. Mail your book by February 5 and you still have a pretty great chance of having your book come back through Steamboat on the tour.
Regardless, you can still make a Sketchbook!
1. Get a Sketchbook.
Bud Werner Memorial Library's limited supply of special Steamboat Sketchbooks is now exhausted. More books will be available when the Mobile Library comes to Steamboat in August!
Thanks to a generous grant from Colorado Creative Industries, these Sketchbooks were available for members of the community at a drastically discounted price.
- $10 for adult Sketchbooks
- $5 for youth Sketchbooks (age 17 and under)
Join the Sketchbook Project any time here.
2. Register your Sketchbook.
You must register your Sketchbook BEFORE you send it in. Go to www.sketchbokproject.com/connect to begin this process. Have your Sketchbook handy. Every Sketchbook has a barcode on the back cover, and there is an ID number underneath it. No matter how you alter your Sketchbook, this label must remain intact, uncovered and in the bottom right corner of the back of your book.
3. The Sketchbook Project is a library. You need to ID your Sketchbook for cataloging.
Once you register your Sketchbook, the web site will direct you to create an Art House account. This is how your Sketchbook becomes a vibrant part of the Brooklyn Art Library and the Mobile Library during the time it is out on the road. Based upon the information you provide, your Sketchbook gets cataloged with searchable terms like author (you!), location (Steamboat!) and content keywords that clue people in to finding your Sketchbook in the collection. While all of the questions are optional (except those few marked with an asterisk), your responses will help encourage patrons from around the world to find and experience your work. They even have a list of optional themes you can choose from to help get your creative juices flowing. As you complete your Sketchbook, update your information to make the cataloging of your Sketchbook as complete as possible.
4. JANUARY 21 was the deadline to mail in your Sketchbook for the 2014 Mobile Tour!
But, if you missed the deadline, your Sketchbook will still become a part of the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library! It just won't be on the tour stop in Steamboat during August 2014.
BONUS! An additional option after you're done: Make your Sketchbook a part of the Digital Library.
Every Sketchbook is eligible for addition to the Digital Library once you have added it to the Brooklyn Art Library's physical collection. The cost for scanning is $45, and you can add your Sketchbook to the Digital Library by visiting www.sketchbookproject.com/digitizing.