Host an Art Party: Prompts & Themes for Drawing with Friends

Ladies Drawing Night ', Julia Rothman, Leah Goren & Rachael Cole

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6 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

      3:47
    • Collaborating: Approach & Materials

      10:34
    • Picking Themes & Staring to Draw

      9:52
    • Drawing Styles: Rachael, Julia & Leah

      10:31
    • Finishing the Drawings

      3:52
    • Drawing Critique

      8:17

About This Class

Join Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, and Rachael Cole — Brooklyn illustrators and founders of Ladies Drawing Night — for a fun, lively, and informative 45-minute class on collaborative drawing.

You'll follow along as the ladies draw together and share tips along the way. They'll start out with 5 sheets of paper and 5 themes, working together and passing their work around to make themed drawings that combine all of their work styles. Julia, Leah, and Rachael all bring their own unique styles and materials to the process, learning from each other and sharing their work as they go.

Plus: They wrap up the class with an insightful critique of the 5 drawings they created, giving you an approach to improve your own creative work.

Whether you're a painter, a sculptor, a graphic designer, or just like to draw, this project is great for exploring new mediums and styles in your work, and getting useful feedback from friends and peers. All while having a good time!

Enroll before 10/21 for a chance to win a signed copy of their new book, Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, get Inspired, Join the Party.

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Super fun idea. I love getting together with others and sharing ideas. I love to create and my friends do too. Great ideas to start the art party!
Fun class thank you very much. Love the book also.
Love this idea! I just got the book online so I could host some of these nights with my friends! I've been hosting DIY wedding nights with bridal parties. Here's what we've been making: http://skl.sh/2i7IV7M But I love the art party idea because there is no pressure and seems like so much fun!
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Ladies Drawing Night '

Julia Rothman, Leah Goren & Rachael Cole

Ladies Drawing Night was started by Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, and Rachael Cole as a way to stay creative, experiment with new materials and styles, and learn form one another. Their evenings with each other have evolved into a book, public events, and more.

Julia Rothman is an illustrator and pattern designer in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her clients include Chronicle Books, Target, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Besides working, Julia enjoys going on walks with her terrier Rudy, playing Boggle on the iPhone and rating Bloody Marys on a scale of 1-10.

Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration. Her clients include Anthropologie, Ban.do, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Loeffler Randall, Penguin Random House, Lenny Letter, and Revlon.

Rachael Cole is the art director at Schwartz & Wade Books, and imprint of Random House Children’s Books. She is also a surface designer, children’s book author, and active member of the illustration community as a teacher, advisor, and juror. She lives in Brooklyn.