Sketchbook Connection is a visual arts (drawing/painting) correspondence course for Bay Area inmates that are unable to access regular art classes. Each student is given a sketchbook and is mailed weekly prompts for self motivated practice in illustration. Completed pages are sent out for feedback and then returned to each student. Assignments are centered around ideas of self reflection and reality juxtaposed by dreams and meditations on the future. The target audience is inmates that lack access to art education/art therapy (inmates in solitary confinement, those with unforgiving work schedules, those in segregation for behavior or gang affiliation, and indigent inmates).
Funded by Oakland, CA (December 2018)