Sketchpad colouring book workshop

Image of a user designing artwork on a laptop

Event Details

  • Date: 25th May 2021
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:30
  • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Audience: All Staff | All Students
  • Digital Capability: Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Booking Link:

Event Overview

Want to learn a new skill? And possibly contribute to the We Have Great Stuff Colouring Book?

In this workshop we will be creating beautiful digital illustrations ready for colouring inspired by University of Edinburgh (UoE) buildings and the amazing treasures held in the Centre for Research Collections (CRC).

We will be using the free browser-based solution Sketchpad, and you will be guided through the steps from choosing an image to the finished product. We will of course be on hand and ready to help throughout.

This is an opportunity to not only learn a new skill, but also to take a creative and mindful break now that exams are over or a break from work, while appreciating and engaging with beautiful art.

While all you need to bring is yourself, tea/coffee and biscuits or other snack are encouraged.

Learn more about this UoE colouring book on our blog:

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Sketchpad
  • Explore and engage with CRC image library
  • Create a bespoke digital illustration
  • Potentially share your artwork as an Open Education Resource (OER)
  • Collaborate on a new physical and digital publication


We’ll be providing instructions and guidance primarily for the free browser-based solution Sketchpad. It’s recommended you use a laptop or desktop computer with a mouse (or trackpad) for the optimum experience.

You are welcome to use any other drawing applications you may have, e.g. Adobe Illustrator or Procreate, but we will be supporting only Sketchpad.


This workshop will be facilitated by Marta Christiansen, along with Stewart Cromar and Jackie Aim, e-Learning Developers, Digital Learning Applications and Media.


This will be delivered solely online via Microsoft Teams. Attendees should make themselves aware of the best practice advice from Information Services before joining the session: Teams Best Practices

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