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7 Videos (18m)
    • Intro

      1:14
    • Materials And Project

      1:44
    • Circles

      3:41
    • Squares

      4:12
    • Diamonds

      2:42
    • Triangles

      2:39
    • Filling A Page

      1:24

About This Class

Are you looking for new creative ways to approach your drawing and designs?  Have you been trying to get back to the joy of drawing and just haven't found the spark you need to get that pencil to paper? 

In this class I will show you my techniques in using basic shapes to act as a framework and jumping off point to creating unique and fun designs.  We will use 4 basic shapes and I will walk you through creating 5 different designs within each shape.  You will end up with the techniques and inspiration to create numerous creative designs of your own. Then we will toss these shapes onto a page of paper to give us a framework to fill a page with designs and doodles.

What you need:

  • pencil
  • paper
  • eraser
  • pen
  • downloads I have provided

In addition I have provided you the downloads for the shapes I use as well as the linework I will be showing you in the videos.  I also have provided a framework of assorted shapes that you will be able to use to create a full page design.

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A very nice technique
Esther Mols

Just ❤️s drawing ✏️

great ideas!
The most fun I've had in ages. Jane's classes are so simple and non-threatening - she just gives us permission to play. I now carry my sketch book with me everywhere. Thank you!

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Jane Snedden Peever

Inspiring Creativity and Blogging at jspcreate.com

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

Working as a professional pattern designer, textile artist and illustrator over the last 20 years, I have experienced the greatest joy from sharing my passion for creativity and encouraging others to explore creativity in all areas of their lives.

I believe the first step to accomplishing your goals and dreams is to just start.  Jump in and learn as you go.  Let yourself make mistakes, 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 find the simple and basic ways to help my students of all ages to just start drawing or to spark that desire to get back to drawing.  I break the process down into simple techniques that everyone can try and encourage you to keep going, by building on these simple ideas to create more detailed designs.

The simple art of hand drawing is a great creative activity for both relaxation and productivity and for just plain fun.  My goal is to design and share, fun, creative, hand drawing exercises that prove just how simple it can be.  Most of my classes only require a pencil, paper and pen.

Remember the most beautiful 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

Jane has been creating in the field of design and textile patterns for over 20 years and most recently has had her mandala designs published in two colouring books available at both your local and online booksellers.  Check out more on her books here www.jspcreate.com/books-and-publications