Hello and welcome, I’m Sue. I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m an Artist and Art Psychotherapist and I firmly believe we are all Creative Souls. I have been creating art since 2005 and I firmly believe creativity changes lives. It has certainly changed mine!

Studying Art Psychotherapy enabled me to combine my key areas of interest: health and well-being and my mission is to help people connect with their own creative voices and live more creative lives.

Drawing on my skills as Artist and Art Psychotherapist, I now share with you my passion for creativity and well-being, to inspire, guide, educate and support you through this course, revealing my own creative tips, tricks, techniques and knowledge along the way.

I invite you to tap into your own creative energy and welcome you to join me in the process. Let’s get started...

Join me in Creative Soul Sketchbooks, an online self-study course about Sketchbooks and Creativity that I have developed just for YOU. With over FOUR HOURS of video content, I will guide you step-by-step as you make your very own handmade sketchbook journal. I share EIGHT separate techniques for making different formats of sketchbooks as well as bonus content sharing EIGHT techniques for making pockets, inserts and mini-books.

I share with you an exclusive glimpse into my vast collection of sketchbooks and creative journals to help you to visualise how versatile and varied sketchbook practice can be and inspire you to make your own.

Sharing my own unique creative process, developed over years of using sketchbooks in my creative practice, as well as my favourite creative techniques, I demonstrate how you can fill your pages with vibrant, expressive marks and colours, leaving you with a sketchbook you can treasure for years to come.

Course Overview - what's included

This course IS for you if:

·      You want an easy to follow, step-by-step course you can work through at your own pace with LIFE TIME ACCESS

·      You want to unleash your creative spirit but don’t know where to start

·      You want to learn new techniques to make your own handmade sketchbook

·      You are feeling creatively stuck and out of new ideas

·      You want a refreshing new outlook to inspire your sketchbook practice

·      You are too busy to attend a face to face course each week

·      You are a creative soul, at the beginning of your creative journey

·      You are an experienced creative soul who needs a fresh approach

·      You want to be inspired by an artist who uses sketchbooks as an integral tool for their creativity

·      You want to share your work in a dedicated PRIVATE Facebook group

This course is NOT for you if:

·      You want a 'paint-by-numbers' approach with prescriptive instructions of how to make art

·      You don’t like working in sketchbooks

·      You want face to face, live content and personalised feedback

Modules 1 and 2

Discover the story behind the course, prepare your creative space and come on a tour of my own sketchbook collection, demonstrating the variety of creative uses of a sketchbook. Use the journal prompts to give you many ideas to get you started on your own inspiring sketchbook journey

Module 3

You will be guided, step by step, through the process of making your own handmade sketchbook with easy to follow, instructional videos,. From preparing the paper, through the folding and cutting, by the time you complete this module you will have learned EIGHT different ways to make your very own sketchbook. Bonus Material includes instructions to make EIGHT different mini-books and inserts for your sketchbook.

Module 4

Expand your creative skills as you learn how to fill your pages with exciting, expressive marks. I demonstrate, using my favourite materials and tools, the techniques that I have developed over the last 20 years of making art to give you a plethora of exciting new ideas to fill your sketchbook pages.


'This is a course packed with thoughtful sensitive ideas to build a sustainable creative practice. Sue takes you on a journey, sharing glimpses and insight into her own creative practice with the aim to give you the skills and confidence to try things on your own and build or enhance your own creative practice. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it has left me with my very own unique handmade concertina sketchbook bursting with ideas and experiments.

Sam W, United Kingdom

'I was inspired to take Sue’s Soulful Sketchbook course after watching her making concertina sketchbooks on Instagram. The course is so well thought out with lots of really helpful guidance and bucket loads of inspiration to get you started! Sue has a lovely engaging and encouraging teaching style and all the steps are clearly explained and demonstrated. I’m now excited to fill the lovely blank sketchbook that I made and am so glad to have this great resource to refer back to when I need to. Thanks Sue!

Jo S, United Kingdom

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How do I sign up?

Just click on the buttons anywhere on this page and they will take you to the sign up page.

How does it work?

This course is provided on a platform called Teachable. After you have signed up and paid you will receive log in details to the course via email. You will be taken to the log-in page and will see the course curriculum there and can you get started.

When does the course begin and end?

This course is self-paced so you can begin as soon as the course opens and you can take as long as you need to complete it.

How long is the course available?

The course has life-time access which means for as long as the Sue Bulmer Teachable School is open

What if I change my mind? Do you offer refunds?

I don't offer refunds for self-paced courses. The video and written descriptions on this page give you a comprehensive account of what's included. I would encourage you to contact me before enrolling if you have any questions I have not answered there [email protected]

Is there tutor support available?

There is no tutor support available on self-paced courses. There is a private Facebook group where you can share your work. I will check in each week but cannot promise to see and comment of each post. I will not be able to give personal feedback or advice.

Can I download the videos and PDFs?

Yes there is a download link for each PDF but not for the videos.

What currency is the course in?

The course is charged and paid for in GBP (Great British Pounds).

What internet connection do I need?

To get the most from the course you will need a high speed internet connection.

Do I need to be online at a particular time?

No. As the course is self-paced you can choose when you access the materials. None of the videos are live.

What kind of device do I need to watch the course content?

You can log in on a phone, tablet or laptop

Can I share my login and password with anyone?

No. Your log in and password are for you alone and in the interests of goodwill should not be shared.

What level is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone who is creative, beginner, mid level or advanced. The techniques are easy to follow and can be adapted to suit your way of working.

If you have any further questions I haven't answered here please drop me an email [email protected] and I get back to you with an answer