SKETCHING OUTDOORS. Taking classes into God’s outdoor studio stirs up a child’s innate creativity. Take your sketch tablet and pencil + eraser and walk out the door! You could also bring a viewfinder with you–we’ll explore their uses in another blog. On this particular day we were working on a landscape scene with the pond in our backyard, trying to factor in the large trees in the foreground and a gazebo in the background across the bond.