One pencil, infinite possibilities.

You don't need to be perfect you just need to get started! Everyone can draw, even YOU! The Drawing Lab course gives you freedom, creativity and community.

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Activate your creativity!

"Participation in your course has opened up my mind, emotions, intellect, creativity...I could go on but you get the idea! "

Anne Gould

"For me it was a bit scary because I've never done anything like this or certainly not the way Deb is teaching it...These daily challenges though are helping me overcome my thoughts on what drawing is and what perfect is. "

Dale Berkebile
Founder Business Success Movement

This is what you need right now.

Are you feeling overwhelmed and burned out?

Do you feel disconnected and not sure what to do to reconnect with your self?

Do you feel like something is missing but not sure what it is? 

I am ready!

"During this hectic time, my brothers and I have found peace turning to Deb’s Drawing Lab videos and The Drawing Mind book. Deb encourages us to make mistakes and experiment with new techniques. I love how she reminds us to let go of expectations and judgement— which is so important now more than ever. Not only is drawing with Deb therapeutic, but she’s also providing a wonderful opportunity to create art with my family! I highly recommend watching her videos and checking out her book. "

Elana R.

Unlock the creative potential inside of you.

Discover drawing in a whole new way .



Your Voice Matters!

"I feel like I can't even draw a straight line! What if it doesn't come out perfect?"

Express yourself, your thoughts and your ideas by drawing. Find your confidence and quiet the critical voices.

I'll Show You How!

"I feel like I have a creative side but I don't know how to access it?"

With my 30 years of experience I have taught everyone from 5 year olds to 95 year olds. I have seen children who have challenges focusing and learning, flourish in my class.


No Mistakes!

"I feel nervous about doing it right, what if I make a mistake or mess it up?"

In my class there is no such thing as a mistake. We learn from them, we create around them and they lead us to new discoveries.

How Does This Work?

On Line Course

9 Modules that include a series of videos in each module. Downloadable PDF lesson plans and sketchbook pages. Additional resources that includes an images, articles and books that relate to each module.

Support & Accountability

Join the private on-line community which will encourage you and give you support as you explore your Drawing Mind.  Share your drawings and creative explorations in a judgement free zone. 

Ongoing Guidance

Every week Deb will provide guidance and support. Whether it is through a demo or a Q & A you can rest assured that as you challenge yourself on this journey you will be getting the expert advice of this artist and educator. 

"I don't think you can fail this. You can only fail if you don't do it and it's not really failure, it's just missed opportunities. I really liked the community. I like people uploading their images. "

Billy Parker
Founder Hindsight Media

"Kids have increased confidence when drawing. They have sharpened skills as observers. They have freedom to express themselves. They don’t even think about it when they are asked to draw. They just pick up their pencils and begin. "

3rd/4th Grade Teacher Cambridge, MA

"A small miracle in my life. Thanks Deb for this transformational course!"

Paula Sharaga
Head Librarian Brookline Public Library

Brain Fitness

Learn new ways to access your creative self. The activities push your brain to work in unexpected ways. Research shows this helps to develop new neural pathways in the brain.


Studies have shown that even 5 minutes a day of engaging with your creativity can lower your stress levels, boost immunity and bring happiness to your day. 

Flexible Thinking

By challenging your brain you will build habits of mind to be more flexible in your thinking, allowing for creative solutions to arise. 

Slow Down

Cultivating an open minded approach allows you to be more mindful of what is around you and how you interact with the world through your senses and experiences. You slow down and connect on a deeper level. 

Draw Everywhere

Bring the Drawing Lab with you.  Practice using what you learn in a museum, on a hike, on a bus, or wherever you are, these exercises can be done on the go. You can draw with friends, family and co-workers.

Lifelong Practice

The Drawing Lab teaches you how to build a lifelong practice that allows you to fit in small moments of creative play and exploration that will keep your brain, soul and body fit and flexible for years to come. 


• Jumpstart your creativity.
• Apply creative solutions at work and school.
• Learn simple, powerful techniques to access different parts of your brain.

• Bring drawing and visual thinking exercises into the heart of the classroom

• Access your creative self on a daily basis!

Pricing Options

Choose what works best for you.

Pay in Full


One time payment

The Complete Online Course

9 Modules: Videos and Downloads

All PDF Lesson plans

All PDF Sketchbook Pages

Images, articles and book examples that relate to each module.

Private Facebook Group

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PER MONTH for 6 mos.

The Complete Online Course

9 Modules: Videos and Downloads

All PDF Lesson plans

All PDF Sketchbook Pages

Images, articles and book examples that relate to each module.

Private Facebook Group

I am ready!

"Deb’s work is restorative and energizing. She helps us dig deep to express whatever we wish, appreciating everyone’s capacity to express themselves and to appreciate a more sensuous world. "

Fran Godine

"The kids were forced to go slowly. Slowing down helped them notice more. They saw an interconnectedness they didn't see before - they learned that in science they could draw as well as write. Honing observation skills is a priority in middle school "

Matt M.
7th Grade Science Teacher, Cambridge, MA


The Drawing Lab Course is 9 modules and teaches you to develop your Drawing Mind. You can share your creations in a private Facebook Group and get coached by artist and educator Deb Putnoi with weekly Q & A's.

Deborah Putnoi

Deb Putnoi is the Founder of The Drawing Lab and author of, The Drawing Mind. She is an artist and educator and has worked with teenagers, young women, activists, scientists, entire schools including all of the staff and students, organizations and more. Putnoi's approach allows you to access your creative self in novel ways! Putnoi exhibits her artwork internationally and has a Masters in Education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education. She worked at Project Zero with Howard Gardner, a leading expert on creativity, arts in education and critical issues of education. She was involved in cutting edge research on creativity, arts in communities and museum settings. 

Deb's art website

Frequently Asked Questions

It is tough to quantify one's creative growth but we have some different tools for you to reflect on your progress. We will teach you how to do personal reflections as you go and we have ways for you to see your progress over time. As in an art school where there are "crits" we will teach you ways to observe your learning and growth over time. 

For every exercise I try and keep the materials that you need to a minimum. I aim to have you use things that you have around you. That being said you will always need some paper and some kind of writing tool. I will have a list of general materials that you will need and will send out when you become a member. I have had students become creative in what materials they use!

Ask away!! You can email Deb: [email protected]

She would be happy to answer any questions!


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