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10 Videos (18m)
    • Basic Shapes Beautiful Designs

      0:56
    • Getting Started

      2:55
    • Lines & Curves

      1:37
    • Circles, Petals, Leaves

      2:24
    • Insets & Outsets

      1:29
    • Combining Shapes

      1:31
    • Freeform Drawing

      1:22
    • Containers

      2:09
    • The Mandala Framework

      2:45
    • Final Thoughts

      0:40

About This Class

Have you always wanted to enjoy drawing as a fun way to pass the time and relax?

Have you admired the wonderful designs you see people draw and wish you could draw them too?

In this class, I will show you how to draw a few basic shapes and then we will experiment with ways to use them to create a multitude of simple and beautiful designs. We will play with filling a page with our creations and make drawing a daily habit. The more you draw the more you will find ways to add design and creativity into your life.

In the second part of the class I will show you how I use containers and frameworks to create more ideas with the shapes we learned and then we will walk through the process of creating a mandala design with these techniques.

What you will need:

  • pencil
  • felt tip pen or marker
  • paper, drawing pad or sketchbook
  • eraser 

No drawing experience is required.  The purpose of this class is to inspire you to just pick up the pencil and draw.  The more we just allow ourselves to play on the paper, without judging our designs, the better we will become at drawing and the more open we will become to our own creative style.

178 of 179 students recommendSee All

Awesome and fun!
Great class
This is an excellent course! Actually, it is not a course - it is purest joy and relaxation! It is amazing to see what beautiful patterns you can create just by "doodling" simple shapes. The course is well designed, it is very pleasant to listen and watch. Good to understand also for students to whom English is not their native language. Thank you!

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Jane Snedden Peever

Illustrating Designing Blogging at jspcreate.com

Illustrator, Designer and Hand Drawing Enthusiast

I am passionate about pen and ink drawing, with possibly too large a collection of pens :)  I find there is nothing like the relaxing sensation of a pencil gliding across the paper and the exhilarating sensation of the ink making your work come to life. I love exploring all mediums and am always trying to push the boundaries in new methods of design, but no matter what, I always come back to pencil and paper and my big box o' pens. :)

Encouraging and Inspiring others to use creativity in all areas of their lives on a daily basis.

Visit me at my website and blog to see more of my creative process www.jspcreate.com

Follow me on Instagram and on my Facebook Page Circular Expressions

Keep in touch with me by sharing your class inspired designs with me @jspcreate or #jspcreate.  I love seeing your creations and sharing in your daily creativity