FREE Inspire Taster Course

Developing Self-Expression (A FREE Online Course!)

It's time to fill your sketchbooks...

Hello - my name is Susan and I’d like to invite you into a FREE online course with me all about developing self-expression in your sketchbook. Yes, the course is totally free and is a wonderful opportunity to fill your sketchbook and develop some ideas about what you like to sketch and how to sketch it. 

It is a chance to have fun, to draw, to sketch and to be Inspired! 

I love spending time creating in my (many unfinished) sketchbooks and this course is the chance to join me to do the same.

Let me tell you a little more about it...

Video: Course Trailer

Watch the video below for a full introduction to this FREE online sketching course with me.

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Boost and develop your creativity...

Get ready to spend some time prioritising your creativity and allowing yourself to PLAY and experiment with marks in your sketchbook. 

This free taster course is a wonderful opportunity to join me in my home studio (virtually of course) and open those sketchbook pages with confidence to make marks and express yourself meaningfully. 


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enrolment closes 10th Oct 2021

This course is an extract of my Inspire Sketching Membership and contains a full month of content that you would receive as an Inspire member.

Find out more about the full membership here:

How this Course Works?

This course is an extract of my Inspire Sketching Membership and contains a full month of content that you would receive as an Inspire member.

Within this course you will find:

- A sketchbook warm-up exercise to get you in the creative zone
- A selection of video tutorials with me all about developing your sense of self-expression. 
- A ‘ tea with Susan’ creative mindset discussion - this is a chance to grab a cuppa with me as I talk on a subject related to how our minds tackle art and sketching and creativity.
- You will also find a book review plus a project which is a slightly longer activity giving you the chance to delve a little deeper into the theme.

This course is really fun and the Inspire community (fondly known as the Inspired ones) really enjoyed these tutorials when it was all released to them in July 2021.

This course is a really good example of a typical month of the membership with me - a new theme, new tutorials and mixture of other bits and piece to keep you inspired and filling that sketchbook every month. It gives you a change to get to know me and for me to tell you a little bit about who I am and why the Inspire community is just so special.

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developing self-expression in your sketchbook

Table of Contents

Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to this course
How this FREE course works…
Let's Get to Know Each Other
Developing Self-Expression
Welcome to July 2021
July 2021 - Welcome to Our Theme
July 2021 - Tutorials with Susan
July 2021 - Project / Challenge
July 2021 - Book Review
July 2021 - Tea With Susan
July 2021 - Notes from the Studio
Time to Get Inspired...
Thank you and what's next...
Bonus - FREE E-book!

Who is this Course for?

This course is for anyone who likes to use sketchbooks or wants to start sketching regularly...

Specifically this FREE course is perfect for:

- Beginners to art, sketching and drawing that need some tips on where to start and what to draw
- Anyone looking to start a career in a design or creative field
- Those people considering the Inspire Membership and want to 'try before they buy'
- Serious amateur artists looking for new techniques and a creative boost
- Anyone who has done the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge and wants something else to get stuck into
- Anyone that wants some fun tutorials to try out in their sketchbook

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What is Self-Expression?

In this FREE taster course (one-month of my Sketching Membership Inspire) we will be looking at ways that we can explore ways of expressing ourselves through our creativity, sketchbooks and art.

Every time we pick up a pencil, pen or paintbrush we are expressing ourselves in some way. The subject matter, colours, themes and materials we choose all have an influence, as do the physical marks we make.

Every time that I share a tutorial - every student will respond differently and make a different piece of art, even if the tutorial is a step-by-step one. Part of the focus of Inspire (of which this course is a one-month extract) is for students to find their own path and make their own unique creations (what I don’t want is loads of people producing carbon copies of my own art!)

This is particularly helpful to remember if you get frustrated about things not ending up how you intended. It is our unique perspective on a subject matter that makes it ‘art’ and our personal interpretation of the world.

Through the tutorials and exercises in this FREE course I am going to ask you to look at what inspires you, the subject matter, colours and tools that you like. Let’s see if we can explore our own self-expression a little more.

This is a fun course full of handy sketchbook tutorials and more!

See you there


About Susan

My name is Susan Yeates and I am an artist, author, tutor and creative entrepreneur. I am passionate about creativity and staying inspired for making art.

I love inspiring others to make art and to try new things - which is why I have created this short course to encourage you to have fun in your sketchbook with me! And this course is a small extract of my full Inspire Membership - a wonderful sketching community with me that has been running for over a year now.

I have written two books on linocutting including Amazon no. 1 bestsellers, Learning Linocut (2011) and A Beginner’s Guide to Linocut (2019, Search Press.)

In 2018 I launched the annual 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge which begins on 01 January each year. I love getting new people interested in art, sketching and creativity.

As well as creating my own drawings and prints I love educating and sharing my knowledge - I have a number of e-courses tutoring beginners to drawing, sketching and printmaking. These include Sketching for Fun and Mindful Drawing and Doodling for Beginners (included in my Inspire Membership for FREE.)

I am also a busy mama, a pottery cafe owner (Fired Frog Pottery Cafe in Woking) and reading addict.

In December 2019 I delivered a TedX talk at the WWF Living Planet Centre here in Woking entitled “Create Your Mandala Universe - Collaborate for a Beautiful Life.” This talk is all about collaboration and connection for mums in business and also includes some of my mandala drawings.

You can find out more about me on my website here:

Thank you for reading and I can't wait to meet you in the course.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What is a 'taster' course?

This taster course is an online course that is slightly shorter than my standard courses. It is a chance to get to know me and my teaching without any financial outlay as it is free. This particular taster course is an extract of my Inspire sketching membership and a way to try the membership out with our committing to a monthly payment.

What is the Inspire membership?

The Inspire membership is designed for anyone looking to be inspired regularly and wanting a big boost in their creativity… on a regular basis. In the membership you get access to excluding tutorials each month with me plus projects, themes and other bits and pieces. You can find out more here:

I am a beginner to sketching is this course any good for me?

Of course! This course is perfect for anyone trying to find their style or who is just at the start of their journey into sketch booking.

Can I join any time?

This course is only available to register until 10th October 2021, so if you are curious about getting started then I wouldn't hesitate as this free course is only available for this limited period.

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course I can 'un-join' you. Buy, hey, it's FREE so there's almost nothing to lose from your end.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

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