As an artist and art teacher, it is Koosje Koene’s mission to encourage people to draw, without being precious about each drawing. And to make it accessible and doable for everyone.
She has founded Sketchbook Skool to inspire thousands of people to draw, make art and nurture their creativity.
Since 2013 she offers free tips on drawing techniques and advice about developing a creative habit, in her weekly YouTube series Draw Tip Tuesday.
In her daily social media posts, she sets an example for her many followers, on how drawing can be a form of meditation, and how to start and maintain a creative habit.
Koosje (whose name is pronounced KOSH-a KOO-neh) was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and lives with her husband, alternating between their two favorite Dutch cities: Amsterdam and Rotterdam.