Sketchbook English


English for YOUR Creative Career

What English skills do Creatives Need?

Creatives need a strong general foundation in English language structures.  You also need language skills for collaborations, presentations, project management, social media comments & content, and self-promotion.

Plus, you need a very specialist vocabulary to present your own art practice in detail.


The Sketchbook English Online Course is £1250 

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Specialist Language is Different for EVERY Creative

It’s not like ‘English for Nurses’ where every person’s language needs are the same.

Don’t waste any more time in groups waiting for the language to become relevant.


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Sketchbook Gives YOu


Strong Foundations

Professional Language Skills

Personalised Vocabulary

You can check out ALL our Sketchbook English Course Outcomes.


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Don’t translate Your Work,

Make Your Work

Online English Course Option for Creative Professionals & Visual Thinkers

Helping Artists, Designers, Makers & Creative Thinkers get fluent in spoken English.

  • Flexible, ‘blended’ learning (Whatsapp)
  • No loss of studio time
  • Private 1:1
  • Guest experts

Don’t get squeezed into an ill-adapted education model. Creatives: 

  • learn differently*
  • need unique language skills

Communicate in professional contexts without inhibitions or limits. Collaborate, travel, exhibit & sell internationally (and be the creative, world-changing force they can be).

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*Asynchronous Learning

Everyone learns differently, but in general, creatives tend to respond best to asynchronous (hands-on, physical teaching) as it engages their mind and holds their interest, which forges a deeper connection to the language.

It’s unusual to find an asynchronous PRACTICAL English course – but we’ve designed one for you!

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English Courses are Not Written for Artists

You know that you need English skills to shine in your creative career.

The problem is that even if you had the time to invest in language learning, away from your studio practice, the language skills you most need are rarely covered by English language schools and classes. 

You feel bored, frustrated and in traditional English courses

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Sketchbook English is an online English course, written by artist and art school lecturer, Ruth Pringle, for Blue Noun Language Hub.

An Online English Course – just for Creatives

Sketchbook English is more than a course and a learning platform.  It is a method for international creatives to gain the English language skills they need for their creative career.

Sketchbook English is modelled on a practical art school studio course. It is designed to fit into your creative career – wherever it’s currently taking you!

Finally, you can feel excited by the world of opportunities your new English skills unlock – all without leaving your studio.

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How Does it Work?

Sketchbook English is a generous series of practical exercises, based on the concept of using a sketchbook to develop ideas.

Over a 12-week course, you have daily challenges that guide you through learning the very vocabulary and grammar you need to express fundamental concepts about how and why you make art.

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Experiment, Test and Play

Sketchbook English does not tell you what or how to draw – it INSPIRES you to draw, create and experiment in English.

As you fill your sketchbook (or make daily digital animations, or add a new character to your play dough squirrel tableau), your heart, mind, and memory fill with English. That’s little bite-sized, manageable chunks of English that attach deeply in your mind – because they are YOURS.

It’s your language! 

Career Ready English in Just 3 Months

You will be inspired, as we know that channelling your own creativity to master English is the key to thousands of new ideas, influences and opportunities.

In just three months, you will gain English language skills and artistic skills.

Are you ready to find your creative voice in English?

Check your Compatibility.

It’s time to get excited!

Start scaling up your dreams. Sketchbook English AMPLIFIES your creative impact WITH your English.

Course Features at a Glance



Daily exercises and challenges


No Fixed Schedule

Learn when it suits you


We’ll help you to show up and work hard

SLACK / WhatsAp Support

Talk with us DAILY about what you did and how it worked out


There’s no group to join. No community. Just daily, private conversations about whatever you’re working on

Taught by Artists

Every tutor is an artist/designer/maker.

Writing Opportunities

Perfect your Artist Statement, sample Application Letter and Biography.


Show up on Social Media throughout this course

Plus a 14-day, no questions asked, money-back offer


If you are unhappy with the course, we offer you a 14-day refund.

That’s enough time to see what you’ve signed up for – give it a try and receive a no-quesdtions-asked refund.

That’s 14 days from the date you receive access to the course content.

Further Information

Sketchbook English is presented by Blue Noun Language Hub.

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