Drawing on Everything: Discovering Your Creative Voice


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9 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Project: Rapid-Fire Drawings

    • Materials

    • Prompt 1: Draw Standing Up

    • Prompt 2: Draw With Music

    • Prompt 3: Draw While Rotating Paper

    • Prompt 4: Draw Blindfolded

    • Prompt 5: Draw While Talking Aloud

    • Drawing Is for Everyone


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!

570 of 587 students recommendSee All

This was such a great class to take. It really opened me to lots of possibilities. I need to open up more to be more creative. I really like the class and the techniques. Great starter exercise for other projects.
Dayle Bennett

Creative Problem Solver

Yes, I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in letting go and being spontaneous with their drawing. This course also helped validate my own work. I have been doing something similar to this for years now on my studio walls and digitally on the computer that I have never shown to the public. I always looked at it as doodling or just something I do to pass the time while waiting for a layer of paint to dry or an idea for a new painting to come. I never saw it as an art form. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed this!!
Antonia B







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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