2021 FILL’ER UP Sketchbook Challenge

We're back again for our TENTH YEAR to challenge you to Fill up an old sketchbook or start a new one! This year you can select to pay $5.00 or register for Free! We don't want anyone to miss out. Sign up today! See details below.
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2021 FILL’ER UP Sketchbook Challenge

The Challenge: Tenth Edition!
May 1st to 31st, 2021

We’re back again for our tenth year to challenge you to fill up an old sketchbook or start a new one! Normally this time of year we are celebrating the exhibit having run the challenge in March. Like all things this past year - plans changed - so the FILL’ER UP Sketchbook Challenge is running in May 2021.

During the month of May, ARTiculations wants to challenge you to do one creative thing a day in your sketchbook. Start sketching. Start painting. Start writing. Start making time for yourself to do anything that YOU choose to be your creative outlet.  And do it every day. Every. Day. This is open to all ages, abilities, ideas and interpretations.

And to ensure everyone can participate this year, we are offering you the option of participating for free! Use the promo code STAYHOMEMAKEART at check-out for a free registration.

By signing up, you are automatically included in the FILL’ER UP group exhibition that showcases all of the sketchbook work created throughout the challenge. We are still working through the details of how to exhibit all the books in a COVID-safe way. If you have joined us before you will know that we usually have a gallery exhibit of all the books and a reception - neither of which is possible this year. More details coming about possible Instagram Live Reveals and a Rotating Gallery of Books throughout the summer.

Introducing Anna; our Guest Artist and Co-Creative Navigator for the 2021 Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenge

Hi! My name is Anna and I am a veteran Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenger. 

The first few years of the challenge I was making a lot of art, but then, life got busy and the challenge month was the only time I made art. I even thought at one time, it would be like that forever, that I wouldn't make art except one month a year. Well, that all changed when COVID hit. I worked in my journal for the challenge month and didn't stop. Now, I teach Art Journaling online www.artwithanna.ca, and Arts and Crafts programs through Outschool

I have lived in the Junction for over 20 years, (some of you may remember me from Wise Daughters??) with my husband and 3 of my 4 big kids. My main medium is Art Journaling, and I love to encourage others to explore and discover their creativity in whatever medium they love. I'm really excited to help out with the Fill’er Up Sketchbook Challenge this year, and can't wait to see what amazing things we all come up with!

Please feel free to ask me any questions, and share what you're working on. Let's encourage each other to Make Art Every Day...whatever your interpretation of art is.


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Steps to complete:

1. PAY ONLINE- Please make sure to type your information carefully (especially email addresses!) so that you receive all correspondence during the challenge and about the exhibition. Please add to ‘cart’ one at a time, which allows you to fill in the participants name and email for each registration

2. START FILLING UP THAT SKETCHBOOK! Use an old sketchbook or start a new one! Beginning May 1st, we’ll post ideas and encouragement. Join our Facebook Group. Stay tuned for online sketching meetups, and group encouragement to keep you motivated!

3. DROP OFF YOUR SKETCHBOOK: June 1 - 5, 2021 at ARTiculations. Indicate a specific page to be open for display. Participants will not be able to browse books this year - but we will be showcasing them on Instagram Live - so let us know if we can show multiple pages of your book, or just the page selected.

4.Become very inspired and feel the amazing effects of making sketching part of your daily life!

FILL’ER UP Group Exhibition On-line and in The Junction Meets Project Space
Summer 2021

By signing up, you are automatically included in the FILL’ER UP group exhibition. The exhibition will have multiple components this year with a majority of them online. Stay tuned for more information on Instagram Live events and digitized content posts.

We do have a new exhibit space at our new address, 2802 Dundas Street West. The Junction Meets Project Space will be ready for in-person receptions, workshops, and events at such a time as is safe. In the meantime, we are extending the FILL’ER UP group exhibit into the summer of 2021. We will show a rotating selection of books throughout the summer in our store with the hope that everybody can find the time to visit us safely and see a selection of books from the challenge.

NOTE: This is NOT an ARTiculations Workshop (there is no class).  This is an independent challenge for you to complete on your own time where and when you feel like it! We will post information about virtual meetups and check in with you via group newsletter to keep you motivated throughout the month!

Why wait until May? Start sketching now! 

Make use of those half filled sketchbooks you have sitting around.   

Share your month with us!