Drawing on Everything: Discovering Your Creative Voice

SHANTELL MARTIN, Visual Artist

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9 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

      2:17
    • Your Project: Rapid-Fire Drawings

      0:51
    • Materials

      3:15
    • Prompt 1: Draw Standing Up

      5:17
    • Prompt 2: Draw With Music

      4:59
    • Prompt 3: Draw While Rotating Paper

      3:43
    • Prompt 4: Draw Blindfolded

      3:56
    • Prompt 5: Draw While Talking Aloud

      1:29
    • Drawing Is for Everyone

      1:46

About This Class

Draw on everything with celebrated visual artist Shantell Martin. This half-hour class takes you into her NYC studio to explore the projects that inspire her, the markers that move her, and creative prompts she's used with thousands of students to help everyone find their own personal creative voice.

Watch her create a series of rapid-fire, stream-of-consciousness drawings, then draw your own "creative sprints" using 5 of her favorite prompts: standing up, with music, while rotating the paper, while blindfolded, and while talking aloud. If you're used to studiously sitting to draw, this is unlike anything you've seen or done before.

This is a class for artists, creators, makers, and everyone looking to kickstart their creativity. No experience or technique needed—just break out a pen, follow the prompts, and let it happen!

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Nice tips about how to become more confident in your drawing skills and how to discover your authentic voice
Federica Peruzzo

art explorer

simple and creative
Good to loose fear about the blank, white page ... just do, without big thinking.

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SHANTELL MARTIN

Visual Artist

The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical, and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, commercial and the everyday experience — conversations, objects and places.

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