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Art GCSE sketchbook or folder

Hi, So my new art GCSE teacher has ordered folders for the 2nd component. I've been working regular sketchbook since year 10. Can anyone give me advice on what's better. Also I work mix media
Original post by Babarra66
Hi, So my new art GCSE teacher has ordered folders for the 2nd component. I've been working regular sketchbook since year 10. Can anyone give me advice on what's better. Also I work mix media

Hi @Babarra66

I personally love a sketchbook, but that's because I like to have everything in one place. Maybe a folder layout could help you push your work outside of a standard sketchbook size and onto other materials - it could be a possibility to try something new? That's what I would have liked to have done more of when I studied GCSE Art. I'm sure there's nothing stopping you from using both? Maybe logging your work as you normally would in a sketchbook, but then branching out to work on different scales too?

See how you get on, but maybe this is could be an opportunity to experiment!
Emily
Student Rep at BCU 🙂
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Usually you'd use both - sketchbook for planning, studies, etc. and folder for storing artworks.

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