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The Art of Doodling: Exercises to Boost Memory and Creativity

Cathy Wu, Freelance designer & illustrator

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10 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction: Why Doodling?

    • Project: Doodle with Shapes, Slogans, Stories & Sounds

    • Mindset

    • Strategies

    • Speed Doodle Demo

    • Part 1: Shapes

    • Part 2: Slogans

    • Part 3: Stories

    • Part 4: Sounds

    • Words of Encouragement


About This Class

Did you know there are benefits to doodling? Studies have shown that doodling can help improve memory as well as spark inspiration and foster creativity. In this course we will go over tips to get your doodle muscles flexing, then apply those methods in four different practice exercises. We will learn how to draw inspiration from shapes, slogans, stories and sounds. At the end of the course, you will have completed four sets of doodles, one from each exercise and be equipped to tackle further creative endeavors. No previous experience is needed to participate!

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i'm completely NEW at drawing - this class encourages me to be creative and one lesson I learned from it is that with some practice I can totally be good at doodling :)
A very good class by a creative who lets you learn how she comes up with ideas from her own imagination. This skill is important in life as being an artist is synonymous with copyright and trademark laws. Be original. Get help feeling free with your thoughts! Be original, because YOU ARE. :) Cathy Wu is awesome!
TeenaMarie KCO


These are quick, fun, and easy to follow





Cathy Wu

Freelance designer & illustrator

Cathy Wu is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Seattle, WA. Along with working as a UX/visual designer for tech startups, her passion for illustration has spurred on many independent ventures such as her etsy shop, Itscathywu ( You can also find more of her work at

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