What's keeping your teen busy this summer?

Is your teen too old for camp? Have they had a tough or busy school year and need some fun and creativity? 

In this Netflix-style online ART HUB, your teen learns from a professional artist a range of techniques so they can express themselves creatively.

Keep my teen's creativity alive!

Teens are dealing with a lot right now and creative practices like doodling, painting and collage can help them become more resilient, confident, and self aware.

The Creativity Lab is like an art school and teaches art skills, but it's not about being 'artsy' or creating perfect pieces.

Kids need ART in their self-care toolbox!

What if your teen said, "YES" to their creativity?

What if your teen let go of the fear of making a mistake? The need to be perfect.

We all have innate creative potential. Imagine helping your teen how to embrace their creative self and live a life of fearless creativity

• not judging what you create,

• not worrying about drawing something “perfectly.”

• Saying yes to messiness and mistakes.

Imagine living in a state of wonder and realizing that creativity is born from a place of being open and unafraid. That the creative process can bring calm and connection into our lives. 

YES to Creativity!

Share This Video about Creativity with Your Teen!

Deb has a special message for the tween or teen in your life:


What Is In the Creativity Lab?

Our member area includes over 100 video and Printable art lessons neatly organized by topic! Your child (ages 10-18) will be able to pick and choose what interests them in the moment. All the lessons are available from day one so they can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule!

This is An Online Art Hub for Creativity!

The Creativity Lab teaches a PROCESS oriented approach where everyone is creative & everyone can tap into their OWN imagination. This is An Online Art Hub for Creativity lead by Deb Putnoi, a professional multi-media artist who loves teaching students how to flourish by embracing creativity.


Did you know? The top tech companies are putting creativity and creative thinker as the top priority for new hires out of college.

Your teen will learn creative ways to:

De-Stress: Mindfulness Techniques

Art making is a powerful way to deal with anxiety and worry. Achieve calm through simple acts of creation. Engaging in the creative process is a powerful way to develop mindfulness and achieve calm. The Creativity Lab builds sensory awareness and connection.  

Visual Thinking: Figuring 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 Creativity Lab challenges tween and teen artists with visual thinking experiments.

Flexible Thinking: Open Mindset

Using a process oriented approach and delving into the creative PROCESS learn how to draw, print, collage and paint while also learning about building curiosity and an open mindset. Guided by a professional artist, Deb shows how to develop flexible and open thinking.

Hear what students and teachers say about working with Deb:


"My 10 year old struggles with anxiety, confidence, and perfectionism. Even though he'd been through all the therapies, he wasn't really making progress. After just a couple weeks in The Creativity Lab I've seen him be open, curious, and more autonomous than I ever have. During one activity he entertained himself for 30-45 minutes! I have seriously never seen him focused on anything until we found Deb. "

Mother of 10 year old boy


Email Deb at: [email protected]

Teens need a SPACE to be FREE from other people's judgement and expectations. The Creativity Lab promises to be there for them!

Your teen will get to explore art and creativity in a judgement free zone!

The Creativity Lab is a place to feel FREE to be yourself! Access an ever growing "library" of creativity experiments and activities. Access videos at any time, at your own pace, in your own way. You can revisit the activities over and over and all of the resources are available all the time. New experiments are continually added to the membership area.

Art Experiments

Deb will share innovative art activities in four different areas: drawing, painting, collage and printmaking using a mixed media approach. Deb uses a process oriented approach and helps students find their OWN visual voice.

Private Facebook Group (optional)

Community Show & Share in a private Facebook group where members are encouraged to share artwork, ideas and artistic processes. Ask Deb questions any time about art, art media or how to create something!

Art Inspired Adventures & Challenges

Scavenger hunts or creativity challenges push teens to think "outside of the lines." Develop a creative brain in new ways. Learn about artists and how they develop their own style. SEE the outside world in a more nuanced way. 

You have seen the headlines? 

The Creativity Lab is another tool in our kids self care toolbox.

Art and the creative process can help teens and tweens deal with and metabolize their stress and anxiety.

Let's Join!

"I cannot say enough about art classes that I and my kids have all taken with Deb Putnoi. Her approach is unique and inspiring. I try to base a lot of how I teach on what I have learned from Deb. This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity for EVERY kid!!! "

Allyson N.
Art Teacher

"This is something exciting and different!"

This is not another copy the teacher art experience. This is a one of a kind "creativity lab" where artist Deb Putnoi encourages each student to follow their own creative path through a series of art experiments. Each student will discover their own creative voice. If you believe in the power of creativity and developing a “growth mindset” then this membership is for you! If you want your kids to learn to discover a range of art media and delve in the creative process then I'd like to invite you to join The Creativity Lab.

The Creativity Lab will:

• Relieve stress & achieve calm through simple acts of creation
• Boost self-esteem, drive, focus, and impulse control
• Discipline both mind & senses to become more deeply attuned to the world
• Improve brain connectivity & plasticity – see through and past problems, into the realm of creative solutions
• Train the whole brain to take on the most complex processes of the human mind


"The kids aren't forced to stick with one media but explore the creative process using a wide range of media. They LOVE it"

Susan M.
Mom of two students

Enrollment OPEN!

Most kids art classes cost $280 or more for just 6 lessons. This offer is a real deal!



Over 100 Mixed Media Art Videos with new uploads regularly

Daily Drawing Email Prompts 

Private Facebook Group to share art

Ask Deb any art related questions anytime via email

Creativity Habit Trackers

Downloadable Sketchbook Pages

Curated Pinterest boards for inspiration and education



Get a FULL YEAR for the cost of 10 months

Over 100 Mixed Media Art Videos with new uploads regularly

Daily Drawing Email Prompts 

Private Facebook Group to share art

Ask Deb any art related questions anytime via email

Creativity Habit Trackers

Downloadable Sketchbook Pages

Curated Pinterest boards for inspiration and education


"Deb is a master at making everyone feel comfortable with art and the creative process. While she has a talent for working with people of all ages, I can share from personal experience that she is an expert at drawing out the buried talents of tween and teenage boys (a notoriously tough crowd...). My boys' love of art, color and creativity is directly related to Deb's involvement in their lives, and stories from her studio are often referenced. Deb is a treasure!"

Donna R.
Mom of two tween sons

Artist & Educator

Deb 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 Putnoi is the author of:

"The Drawing Mind"


"If I wanted to draw, I’d like to have Deborah Putnoi by my side. Now, thanks to her evocative and crystal clear book, all readers can have this opportunity.”

—Howard Gardner, Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of "Frames of Mind."

"Today was fun. I got to find other ways to express myself and sometimes it came out great and other times different. Drawing is discovery. I found pieces of myself I never knew before. I liked doing this because I got to express myself and it didn’t matter how the picture came out, it was a cool picture no matter what. "

-5th grade boy


Kids discover how to express themselves freely through a range of media. We have all seen the news lately and now more than ever teens need to find ways to deal with frustration, anxiety and not knowing.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a a member of the Creativity Lab you get access to all of the videos and downloads in the online HUB. Videos and other materials are added regularly. You also get access to the private Facebook group where you can share what you have created and ask Deb any questions about art or creativity.

Deb will outline any materials you need in the Creativity Lab. She tries to use materials that are easily available. 

You can email Deb at: [email protected]

She loves answering questions about The Creativity Lab, art, the creative process or anything art related! You can even suggest art lessons or ideas to add to the Lab!

YES!! You can cancel anytime by emailing Deb or cancelling on your own through the site. New material is being added to the Creativity Lab HUB all the time. If there is something special you want to have added just email Deb and she will do her best to add it in to the Lab!


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