Sketch Artist Game

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It’s a teacher’s worst nightmare; the early finisher. You need to give them something to do and you need something fast. Sketch Artist to the rescue! Everything you need for this game fits in a manila envelope, so it’s easy to take it along to workshops. This game has never failed us and we’ve used it with children as young as 6 and as old as 18.

Here’s how it works:

2-3 people play the game, one person is the “witness” and the others are the Sketch Artist(s). The witness has an envelope with a picture of a “suspect”. Without revealing the picture the witness must describe the suspect in great detail. The sketch artist draws what the witness describes. Once the “witness” thinks the drawing is finished they show the photo and everyone sees if it is close. After that they can switch roles and get another envelope.

Something about the game allows the players not to get too hung up on how “good” their drawing is. Because let’s face it, it’s hard to draw someone from a verbal description. Everyone shares a little giggle when the picture of the suspect is revealed. The game teaches observational and verbal skills for the witness, listening and drawing skills for the sketch artist.


What is Pop Up Art School?

Pop up Art School is a mobile art workshop business. Art teachers Janell Scannell & Lisa Walker have been taking the show on the road to public libraries all over Massachusetts for six years. Our workshops for kids and teens are 5 percent art history and 95 percent hands-on art fun!

Our mission is to show others how to create a teaching side gig without the hassle of a brick and mortar studio. You’ll find thoughtful art lessons that encourage personal expression and actionable tips on how to:

  • Create a mailing list
  • Book your first workshop
  • Promote on social media
  • Get referrals
  • Present a lesson to your audience
  • Communicate with the hiring organizer

Follow us on our journey as we grow our business to include adult art workshops & after school enrichment classes. We’ll be developing new curricula and sharing the victories and stumbles as we grow.

The best part is that what we do is FUN! Pop up Art School provides an outlet for students who want extracurricular art experiences. Every student in the room wants to be there and is eager to learn.

If you’ve been looking for an enjoyable side gig to earn more cash – look no further and welcome!





” The Abington Public Library was thrilled to once again partner up with the Pop-Up Art School for a great afternoon of creativity! Every participant left beaming with pride over their creation. The Pop-Up Art School continues to be a hit here at our library!”



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