FAQs

WHAT IS #SKETCH50?

#SKETCH50 is 50 days full of inspiration to build your visual vocabulary and help you find success in visual note-taking. This year’s 2.0 version shows you a theme for each week. We are encouraging people to spend five minutes or less drawing something Monday-Friday that fits that theme. On the weekend is your opportunity to Level Up and stretch yourself. There will be prizes! 

HOW DO I #SKETCH50?

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WHO IS #SKETCH50?

Click here to see the dreamers and teamers of #SKETCH50 2.0!

WHAT ARE THE PROMPTS?

Click here to see the weekly themes!

WHAT IS SKETCH50 5 for 5?

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WHAT ARE LEVEL-UPS?

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Level-ups are ways to expand your visual vocabulary by taking some of the concepts worked on through the weekly themes and combine them into a full sketchnote. There are opportunities to do at least two level-ups per week. Pick and choose which are right for you and complete your level-up tracker. Complete 14 level-ups to be entered into the giveaway!

Click here to see the Level-Up Game board

Click here to enter into the raffle

DO I HAVE TO SKETCH DIGITALLY?

Nope! You can sketch with pencil/pen/paper or digitally with a tablet device, it’s your choice!  Do whatever is comfortable for you.

WHAT APP SHOULD I USE FOR SKETCHING?

There are many apps out there, and all of them are great in their own ways.  Here are some that the Sketch50 team uses:

WHAT ARE THE DRAWING TEMPLATES FOR?

The drawing templates, which can be found here, are just a guide if you’d like them.  There is a different template for each week, giving you space to draw all 5 of your sketches.  It also has a list of ideas in case the theme has you stumped.  You are welcome to sketch anything to do with the topic, even if it isn’t on the list of ideas.  We designed these templates with teachers and students in mind as well!  You can access the templates for the next week on Friday, so you will have time to get them printed, copied, and all ready for your students on Monday.

WILL THERE BE ANY GIVE-AWAYS THIS YEAR?

YES! We have copies of The Doodle Revolution and Game Storming by Sunni Brown, The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rhode, and Sketchnotes for Educators by Sylvia Duckworth. We also have licenses for doink animation, and some pencils from Paper by 53! 

HOW DO I SHARE MY #SKETCH50 DOODLES?

Take a picture and share on social media using the hashtag #SKETCH50. If you’re a digital sketcher, you upload into the social media platform of your choice from your device. You can also follow us here on the site for daily updates. 

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DO I HAVE TO SHARE ALL MY DOODLES?

Nope! Share what you are comfortable with, and remember it is about the process not making something pretty. We all have to model letting go of judgment and putting our work out there. Especially as educators, the more you model your process for students the more likely you will see students leaning into sketchnotes themselves.