JMW Turner (which are always amazing), Tracey Emin, our daughter Lily, Picasso and Tim Burton. In order to reinforce the idea of writing as well as sketching in the book, we also showed Wainwrights walking guides. The group soon relaxed enough to flick through the materials and that was enough to set them going when Lisa bought pastels, paints and other materials to the table. Most needed no encouragement and were soon making marks.
Following on from this session, these sketchbooks were personalised with the group making their own covers from old bits of fabric.
I was delighted that the group seemed to grasp the idea of the book as a tool and a place to safely 'go wrong' (whatever that is!) and their efforts were quite bold and highly individual. Some liked drawing or painting directly in the book and others were making materials and collecting them in the books.