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10 Videos (18m)
    • Basic Shapes Beautiful Designs

      0:56
    • Getting Started

      2:55
    • Lines & Curves

      1:37
    • Circles, Petals, Leaves

      2:24
    • Insets & Outsets

      1:29
    • Combining Shapes

      1:31
    • Freeform Drawing

      1:22
    • Containers

      2:09
    • The Mandala Framework

      2:45
    • Final Thoughts

      0:40

About This Class

Have you always wanted to enjoy drawing as a fun way to pass the time and relax?

Have you admired the wonderful designs you see people draw and wish you could draw them too?

In this class, I will show you how to draw a few basic shapes and then we will experiment with ways to use them to create a multitude of simple and beautiful designs. We will play with filling a page with our creations and make drawing a daily habit. The more you draw the more you will find ways to add design and creativity into your life.

In the second part of the class I will show you how I use containers and frameworks to create more ideas with the shapes we learned and then we will walk through the process of creating a mandala design with these techniques.

What you will need:

  • pencil
  • felt tip pen or marker
  • paper, drawing pad or sketchbook
  • eraser 

No drawing experience is required.  The purpose of this class is to inspire you to just pick up the pencil and draw.  The more we just allow ourselves to play on the paper, without judging our designs, the better we will become at drawing and the more open we will become to our own creative style.

263 of 268 students recommendSee All

Awesome Class! Such a simple idea to make such amazing art! This is the kind of class that the instruction will stay with you a long time because the ideas make complete sense. I would recommend this class to anyone just learning to draw like I am. Jane is a great teacher.
From out of nowhere you will start to play with your pen and paper creating wonderful stuffs.
D Noman

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Excellent class.

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Jane Snedden Peever

Illustrator and Digital Artist

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Illustrator and Designer - The most beautiful designs start with the simplest ideas.

Throughout my years of designing and illustration, I have experienced the greatest joy from sharing my passion for art and encouraging others to explore creativity through simple drawing and design, both by hand and digitally.

I believe the first step to accomplishing your goals and dreams is to just start.  Jump in and learn as you go.  Allow yourself to make mistakes for those are the best lessons.  Don't judge your work, just do and then do it again and do it some more.  Watch it evolve and look back with awe in how far you have come because you chose to just start!  

My goal in my classes is to break the process down into simple techniques that everyone can try and then encourage and inspire students to keep experimenting and building on the ideas they have learned in my classes.  Practice and Patience are important with art, but even more important is to Enjoy the Process!  That is what it is all about.  Do what you love and love what you do.

Remember the most beautiful and detailed designs start with the simplest ideas.

Visit me at my website and blog to see more of my creative process www.jspcreate.com

Follow me on Instagram and on my Facebook Page Circular Expressions

Keep in touch with me by sharing your class inspired designs with me @jspcreate or #jspcreate.  I love seeing your creations and sharing in your daily creativity