Art for Art’s Sake operates the Red Dog Gallery in the Downtown Arts District, and, on a field trip to the district during the second semester of the 2019-20 school year, Elizabeth Miller who teaches art at Meadowlark Middle and art teacher Deidre Mullen stopped by the gallery with their students. There, they met Stewart Knight, an artist who sits on the AFAS board and volunteers with a number of AFAS programs.
After deciding to pursue the Sketchbook Legacy Project, Miller thought that Art for Art’s Sake might be a possibility for displaying the sketchbooks.
AFAS was able to provide the students with a safe place to leave their back packs while on their adventures and, when they would return, they would have a short sketch and focus session in our ARTivity Studios.
After much discussion, Stewart reached out to the Forsyth County Public Library for direction on cataloguing, preserving and digitizing these little treasures.
That was the start of the AFAS Legacy Sketchbook Project.
Check out this article about how project came about and the link where you can view the collection.
Link to the collection: https://fcplncroom.omeka.net/exhibits/show/art-for-art-s-sake---sketchboo