Art For A Change

Individuals, educators, and entrepreneurs who are looking to explore and activate the creative process as a catalyst for positive change in the home, classroom, or workplace  you are in the right place.

 

Silence your inner critic and release your creative spirit.

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"Draw Every Day" Calendar

If you want an easy way to wake up your Drawing Mind and daily inspiration then download this right now! A drawing prompt every day for a year. All it takes is 5 minutes a day to activate your creative brain.

Yes, I Need This!

"Drawing Lab" Online Course

A one-of-a-kind course you can do at your own pace. Putnoi's approach is about process over product. Awaken self-discovery through drawing and learn how to take that freedom into your work and home life.

Yes, I Want to Draw

"Creativity Lab" Membership

Can you imagine what it would feel like if you only said ‘yes’ to your creativity? If you let go of the fear? If you learned how to stop always judging. This is a monthly membership that offers community and creativity inspiration.

Yes, I am Ready!

"Creativity Lab for Kids" Membership

Our kids are craving ways to get creative. This membership is like a "Netflix" of art experiences. There are videos and lessons of open ended activities that jumpstart kids innate creativity. Learn to draw, print, paint and collage while also learning to become a confident creative!

We are ready to create!

"Art For Change" Online Course

You have a message that you want to get out into the world. You have ideas of how to make the world a better place and you want to use art to do. Learn different media to get your ideas seen.

Yes, I want to change the world

Creativity Coaching & Consultation

Putnoi has coached and worked with hundreds of people about how they, their company or their students can re-connect to their creative selves. If you need help in your own life getting back to your core creative self or just want some fresh ideas you are in the right place. 

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"The Drawing Mind" Book

Order the interactive sketchbook!  Putnoi believes in the power of drawing to change lives and communities. Drawing is all around us but so many are scared to draw. This book allows you to access your Drawing Mind in new ways. 

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The Drawing Lab Installation

Bring the Drawing Lab to your venue! The Drawing Lab is an interactive installation created by artist Deborah Putnoi.  It is a participatory space to engage people with the drawing process. A series of drawing stations provide new and unexpected ways to engage your "drawing mind," such as experimentation with mark making, drawing to music,  training the eye to observe the world, and awakening all of  the senses through drawing. Visitors add drawings to a Community Drawing Wall. The Drawing Lab is a dynamic work in process, responding to each venue and to the specific needs of the communities it serves.

Process Over Product

There are no mistakes! With an emphasis on PROCESS over Product you will learn to still your critical voices and experiment with drawing in new ways. Allowing for unknown outcomes and an emphasis on following one's intuitive line, The Drawing Lab, is the antidote to perfectionism.

Build Community

The Drawing Lab teaches you how to use drawing to build stronger communities in schools, business and families. Drawing together and collaborating in the drawing process allows for stronger bonds to grow among the individuals in a group.

Express Yourself

Drawings are infinite. We each have a one of a kind Drawing Mind and in the Drawing Lab you can discover the way that YOU make a mark. How do your emotions inform drawing? How can you use your marks to express what can't be spoken? Explore different materials and ways to make a drawing. 

One pencil, infinite possibilities. 

Art can change your life if you let it. Stay informed about Art For A Change offerings!

Mindfulness: Sensory Exploration

The Drawing Lab builds sensory awareness and connection. How do you draw a smell just using your marks? How do you draw a taste? Building and honing one's observation skills through drawing, The Drawing Lab introduces participants to mindfulness through drawing. 

Visual Thinking: Figuring Things Out

Whether you are in a classroom or a boardroom or alone in your bedroom, drawing can help you figure things out. Mapping out ideas, designing spaces, coming up with the solution to a problem, visual thinking is an essential skill in this modern age. The Drawing Lab challenges the participant with visual thinking experiments.

Why Do Humans Draw?

Many have a narrow definition of what drawing is or can be. Central to the Drawing Lab is exploring the many ways and reasons why humans draw. From early cave drawings to patent drawings and a coach's drawing of a play on the field, drawing is everywhere. 

Experience The Drawing Lab

Are you ready to enter the Drawing Lab? Discover the many ways you can participate in The Drawing Lab experience.

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