Drawing as Self Discovery: 5 Ways to Start

Mari Andrew, Illustrator and Writer

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10 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Healing Through Art

    • Getting Started

    • Draw a Pie Chart of Resilience

    • Draw Your Heart or Brain

    • Draw a Grateful List

    • Draw a Comic from Your Life

    • Draw a Future Self Portrait

    • Final Thoughts

    • What's Next?


About This Class

Turn emotion into empowerment with illustrator and writer Mari Andrew — all skill levels welcome!

Mari’s illustrations resonate with everyone who sees them. Her funny, vulnerable point of view has led to over 250K Instagram followers, helped her through a trying time, and even led to a whole new life. Join Mari in this inviting class as she shares how drawing can help you process your emotions and promote self-discovery. These easy, fun exercises will guide you to go deep, reflect on your emotions, and visualize your dreams for the future. In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Techniques to channel emotion into your work
  • Reflection prompts for before you draw
  • Easy drawing exercises for self-discovery

This class will help you build an arsenal of tools to return to again and again so you can gain focus, unleash your creativity, and could even lead you somewhere completely unexpected!

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lovely lovely lovely ! the art ..of living happily!
Angie Vourtsi

painter, illustrator and watercolor addict..

You are very lovable! the kind of girl you want to have as a dear friend <3 Thank you so much for opening up, for your sincerity and all the directions you have put in this class. It's totally a new way of looking at illustration and making it more personal. Congrats on this wonderful class! Ioana (Romania)
Thank you ! This was a very thought provoking class.





Mari Andrew

Illustrator and Writer

Hi! I am a writer and illustrator living in Washington, D.C. I post a comic a day on Instagram, and I'm working on a book of illustrated essays.

I'm also doing illustrations for a break-up app (!) coming in 2017.

I value optimism, honesty, and vulnerability. I do not value "having chill." I'm originally from Seattle, my favorite city is Rio de Janeiro, and I identify strongly with zebras. They always look like they're doing their own thing and having a great time.