Sketchbook Sanctuary

Build the habit of making art in your sketchbook!

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NOTE, the class is billed in USD.

Instant Access Class

self paced + downloadable videos
life-time access
interactive learning environment

While a sketchbook can be used for many things—drawing, thoughts, painting, collage, planning, etc.—its most important job is to be your sanctuary, your safe place.

I want your sketchbook to feel like a cosy, well-worn jumper. And there's only one way to get that feeling—you have to use it!!

In this class, we are going to break down the barriers that often stop us from making art. I'm sure you are familiar with these little gremlins: I don't have time, it's too messy, I don't have the right stuff, I'm not creative, and so on...

It's time to kick those thoughts to the curb and build the habit of making art. If this sounds like what you need right now, I'd love for you to join me!

Class Overview

Inside this course, I'll gently guide you through:

  • Experimenting with colour and pushing out your comfort zone.
  • Creating a small art kit that you can use at your kitchen table or wherever you want to create. The key is to make it easy and inviting.
  • Tips for overcoming sketchbook anxiety and working freely without the fear of messing up.
  • A wide range of mixed media techniques. This will include collage, writing, painting, drawing, stitching, using dried flowers and more.
  • Ideas for slowing down and being inspired by seasonal changes in your surroundings and inner world.
  • 6 complete sketchbook spreads with step-by-step guidance. You can follow along or use them as loose inspiration.

What's included when you sign up today:

  • Expertly crafted video guidance, 2-3 hours of comprehensive content, professionally edited for clarity.
  • Lifetime access to all downloadable videos, allowing you the freedom to learn at your own pace.
  • Engage in our private, password-protected classroom. Pose questions, share discoveries, and receive personalised feedback.
  • Join our vibrant Facebook Group, connecting with artists worldwide. Participate in discussions, seek advice, and access additional tips and insights.

Your artistic exploration doesn't end here; enjoy a lifetime of creativity and inspiration within the Laura Horn Art mixed media community.


Laura emanates a genuine warmth, mindfulness, and positivity that puts you at ease and inspires confidence. The classes have helped me reconnect to my long-lost creative side.

Cindy Rippa

This class is a bit different ...

It's a more intimate and personal journey. In many ways, it is like a studio diary. I talk about what I am thinking and how I approach my work—not just the painting but also the mindset side of things and how I deal with challenges.

The idea of the course came from my own desire to make more art and treat my sketchbook as a sanctuary. While I take you through the steps and talk about supplies, techniques, and so on, it is done in a very gentle and relaxed way.

You can follow along and try out what I am doing, but I also encourage you to go deeper and tap into your own beautiful, unique perspective.

More than anything, this class is about cultivating a nurturing and nourishing relationship with your creativity. I'd love for you to join me.

Class Materials

The supply list below is a gentle guide. By all means, though, mix it up, use what you have, and get creative. There are no rules!


Your Instructor

Laura Horn
Laura Horn

Hello and Welcome! I'm Laura, a mixed-media abstract artist from the picturesque Adelaide Hills in South Australia. Thank you for being here and embarking on an artistic journey with my online classes. Within the classroom, you'll discover a treasure trove of tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons carefully crafted to nurture your artistic skills, boost your confidence, and enhance your unique creative style. It would be my absolute pleasure to have you join me in this creative adventure!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start?
The course is an instant access class. As soon as you purchase you will be provided with access to all content immediately.
How long do I have access to the course?
The course comes with lifetime access. You will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. You may keep and download all content.
What level is the course suitable for?
This course is for anyone who has an interest in mixed-media art. It is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced artists.
Do I need all the supplies listed?
No, I encourage you to work with what you have and adapt the class to suit your needs. You may find it helpful to watch the class through first and then decide on your supply choices. Your way is perfect!
Do I need high speed internet for the course?
Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course.
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, I will provide details of how to submit a request to join the Laura Horn Art Facebook community. You can also use the hashtags #laurahornartclasses and #sketchbooksanctuary on Instagram and other social media platforms.
What is the refund policy?
Once you are enrolled in the course I am unable to offer a refund. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about the course prior to signing up.

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