The Drawing Lab was created by artist and educator Deborah Putnoi. Putnoi believes in the power of drawing to change individuals, communities and schools. She is a "drawing activist" and through The Drawing Lab approach is trying to bring this message out into the world.
Putnoi has an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a 5th Year Graduate Degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a B.A./B.F.A. from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (joint degree program). She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions nationally to critical acclaim and her worked is included in many significant collections. She has taught in many settings over the past ten years including elementary and secondary schools, universities, and community outreach organizations. Putnoi also worked for many years as a researcher with Howard Gardner at Project Zero working on research projects focusing on community art centers, museums and school learning. Putnoi is the author of "The Drawing Mind."