Creative Exercises: 6 Prompts to Jumpstart Your Next Project

Jon Burgerman, Artist and Illustrator based out of NYC

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11 Videos (54m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials & Supplies

    • Exercise 1: Combining Colors

    • Exercise 2: Making a Rorschach Test

    • Exercise 3: Drawing on Glass

    • Exercise 4: Customizing Consumables

    • Exercise 5: Making Eyes

    • Exercise 6: Giving People New Bodies

    • Animating and Sharing Your Work

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Kickstart your creativity with these easy and playful exercises from artist and illustrator Jon Burgerman!

Jon invites you into his wild and wonderful world of creation in this endlessly inspiring class. Through 6 unique exercises, you'll power up your imagination and start finding inspiration everywhere. Everyone can benefit from these creative prompts, whether you're looking for a fun weekend project or a fresh perspective to apply to your work. Key lessons include:

  • Ideas for breaking free of creative patterns
  • Techniques for finding inspiration in your neighborhood
  • Using everyday materials in totally unique ways

All are welcome to join this accessible, entertaining class. When finished, you'll be brimming with ideas that will give you a fresh perspective, renewed focus, and set you on the path to create the work you've always imagined.

Music by Todayidance

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Aiino A.

Designer, Illustrator, Visual addicted

This class was exactly what I needed. I was in a creative slump and the exercises & challenges that Jon described were easy to do and got me working with my hands again. Good bye self doubt and hello creation. Thanks Jon. :-)
Fun and creative as ever!
Cecile Noldus

Animation Artist





Jon Burgerman

Artist and Illustrator based out of NYC

I'm an award winning NYC based artist and illustrator. 

I encourage my audience and students to discover a sense of excitement and daring in making their work where improvisation and play are influencing factors.

I studied Fine Art at The Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2001 with First Class Honours. In 2008 my 300 page monograph entitled 'Pens Are My Friends' was published by IdN, collating the first 7 years of my professional career.

My work has graced m...

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