One pencil, infinite possibilities.

 

Imagine never staring at a blank page again and wondering what to draw. 

Sign Up For the Drawing Lab Program

Activate your creativity!

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? 

You don't need to be perfect you just need to get started!

Yes, I want to join!

Ignite the creative potential inside of you.

Discover drawing in a whole new way .

 

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.

De-Stress

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. 

"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.

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. 

LIVE Trainings

Every week Deb will have LIVE ZOOM trainings. These sessions are live classes covering the weekly module. As you challenge yourself on this journey you will receive expert advice by this artist and educator. 

The time is now

Are you ready to start a new journey to ignite your creativity?

"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

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.

"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

I'm READY to JUMPSTART MY CREATIVITY

 Why should I sign up for this program?

  • An easy way to de-stress 
  • A different approach to drawing and a way to ignite your creative brain!
  • A way to fill your sketchbooks with a range of ideas and experiments
  • Take the pressure off and never wonder what to do
  • Take time for yourself and draw 
  • Easy to do on a bus, while your waiting for your coffee to brew, outside on a walk
  • Learn how to make drawing a companion in your life!
I am ready

IMAGINE IF YOU COULD:

• 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

$397

One time payment

Weekly Live Zoom Training

The Complete Online Program

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

ENROLL

4 Payments

$100

PER MONTH for 4 mos.

Weekly Live Zoom Training

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

ENROLL

"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

Here is a Taste of What You Get In the Program

Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this module you will know how to set up a makeshift studio, what tools to use and how to get in an open mindset to start your drawing adventure.

I am Ready To Start

Module Two: Make Your Mark

By the end of this module you will know that your MARK is one of a kind and that MARKS make up the language of drawing. Everyone can make a MARK and everyone can draw. You will have confidence to explore your own mark making ability.

I am ready to make my MARK!

Module Three: Listen & Draw

By the end of this module you will know how to use drawing as a way to connect more deeply with your sense of hearing. You will have a powerful way to observe the world and de-stress. You will be introduced to the way drawing to your five senses can ground and reconnect you.

I am ready to draw in new ways!

Module Four: Touch & Draw

By the end of this module you will learn how to use touch as a catalyst for drawing. You will enhance your observation skills and develop a new way to use charcoal and other media.

I am ready to draw new connections!

Module Five: Smell & Draw

Drawing in new ways builds visual thinking skills. By the end of this module you will know how to practice drawing so that you can enhance your visual thinking capacity. How do you draw the smell of garlic only using your marks? You will witness the range of ways people draw their responses.

I am ready to enhance my observation skills!

Module Six: Taste & Draw

How do you draw your response to a taste? By the end of this module you will enhance your palate through drawing. Continuing to harness the power fo drawing to connect more deeply with our five senses, this module will challenge you and activate your brain in new ways.

I am ready to build my visual thinking skills!

Module Seven: SEE

By the end of this lesson you will know how to draw anything that you see. You will know how to see more deeply through a connected and powerful drawing process. Your hand and eye and pencil will work as one. Your ability to see more clearly will be enhanced as if someone has washed the lenses of your eyes.

I am ready to see more deeply!

Module Eight: SELF

By the end of this module you will know how to use drawing to explore your range of emotions. How to use drawing as a way to de-stress. How to use drawing as a way to discover your one of a kind self.

I am ready to explore my face and emotions!

Module Nine: ONWARDS

By the end of this module you will have strategies of how to build drawing into your daily life. How to practice drawing like a habit. How to use your flexible pencil at home, work, school or for fun.

I am ready to build the practice of drawing into my life.

Who is Deb?

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

MAKE YOUR MARK

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.

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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