If you've ever said "I can't draw!", it's time to join the Draw Happy revolution...
If you've ever said "I can't draw!", please consider ending this self-limiting belief once and for all!
It's time to join the Draw Happy revolution... click play for a preview!
In Draw Happy I break things down into manageable, memorable steps and show you my creative process.
I 'have' to be creative everyday and I have a few little tricks that I am so delighted to share with you!
I'll show you how to access your innate drawing style (yes, you do have one!)
and share my favourite drawing tools and surfaces with you.
If you want to stop saying "I can't draw", make 2012 the year to do it.
Please consider ending this self-limiting belief once and for all!
All you need is a journal or sketchbook, a pencil and internet access and a healthy artitude:
Art, just like life, doesn't have to be 'serious' to be meaningful!
Drawing is so GOOD for you!
It lights up the whole brain because it engages imagination and problem solving skills.
It awakes memories and laser focuses hand-brain co-ordination. It's the foundation of all the visual arts.
If you have confidence in drawing, you can express ideas that defy language... A picture says a thousand words after all.
I originally created this class for 21 Secrets 2011, where it proved very popular and kick-started hundreds of people to embrace drawing!
It has now been refilmed, refreshed and expanded into a mini workshop!
Join the class for Unlimited Access to the videos. Cute and colourful PDF's.
You can share your work and be part of the inspiration in my online school.
Over 500 students have enjoyed this mini workshop and the feedback has been overwhelming from the start...
"Jane, What fun!! I LOVED the video's, such inspiration I doodled the entire time while watching!
Oh yea, full face contentment and joy sort of smiles :)" Christine
Lots (LOTS) of my students used to be " I can't draw","I don't have a creative bone in my body"
or "I can hardly draw a stick figure" people.
They decided to stop saying that and instead have decided to
Join the online class for Unlimited Access to the videos. Cute and colourful PDF's. You can share your work and be part of the inspiration in my online school.
Join now for unlimited personal access for 12 months.
If you have never done an online workshop, or would like to start looking after your creative health or just want a little creative kick start - Join in! I would absolutely love it if you did.
What you get:
It is open now for self guided study with unlimited access!
All you need is a good internet connection, a pencil and some paper.
It's a mini workshop, so not major time commitments... just easy, creative doses.
There are 11 videos that will get you drawing and smiling, colourful printable notes
and room for you to upload your work if you want to.
Jane, What fun!! I LOVED the video's, such inspiration I doodled the entire time while watching! Oh yea, full face contentment and joy sort of smiles :)
Jane - I just had to share (albeit a bit early) - I just watched all of your videos and am in AWE! There is so much here, so much information, and so much YOU. I LOVE love love love it. I cannot wait to see the amazing feedback you get ...seriously, seriously awesome. • Lisa Wilson
"I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your videos and all the wonderful feedback you and the other Happy Drawing students gave me. I have been at a creative impasse lately, and I feel like your videos will help me break that. Even when you are lucky enough to make a living at a something most people only dream about, it's possible to get in a rut and lose the joy. You and your students are helping me find that joy again. Can't thank you enough." Carla
"You class has been very freeing and has helped me give myself permission to 'play' and not be so serious while learning. Thanks so much Jane xx"
"Our Dear Jane, you're so translucent, your enthusiasm is contagious, every word that you speak of write shows us exactly how you are"
"Jane - How can I thank you? (let me count the ways). This has been such a wonderful class. I have had an absolute ball. I have learned so much.. from you and my fellow students. I totally hoard art supplies but sometimes they lay barely used. You have really got me reaching into that art bag of mine and bringing out pens, pencils and paints like they were new. Can you hear them all squealing with delight that they have my attention at last and have been freed to strut their stuff?? THANK YOU for stretching me and enabling me to justify my stash!! This classroom is such a hub of activity - and will continue to call back and visit often to feast my eyes on all the talent you have unleashed in your workshop." Christine B
"Jane! I loved the videos!! You kept it FUN and that's what drawing and art should be!!! Your keeping the videos fun relaxed me and made me feel like I can draw -- and Draw Happy! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your work and your secrets! As a beginner (as in this is my very first drawing class!), this really gave me the inspiration and "confidence" I needed to know that with practice I too will be able to draw!" Sumaiyah
Thankyou to my students past, present and future for sharing their kind words!
How does online learning work? All you need is a good Internet connection! You will access your class hrough an online course management system, Ning, which integrates discussion forums, videos, text, an inbox for direct communication with your instructor, and more. The minimum age for the School is 13. My current classes are for adults. Is there a set time when I need to sign in? No, you never need to be online at a particular time since there are no “live” lectures or sessions. These courses contain hours of video shot in my Byron Bay studio and other wonderful places. You will find other learning resources that you can access at times that are convenient for you.
How do I access my course? When you register you will get an immediate Payment receipt and and an e-mail from me, usually within 24 hours, that includes a link to the School site so you can set yourself up with a username and password. Once you’ve registered and set up a username and password, you can access the School at any time. Once inside the School, you must join your Class. That is approved and you will then have unlimited persianl access to the course materials. If you do not receive an email from Jane Davenport within 48 hours, please check your spam folder first and then e-mail my Studio to let us know if you did not receive this e-mail.
How do I interact with the instructor and fellow students? The classes contain discussion forums (some open, some with specific course related assignments and homework), where you can post messages, comments, artwork and questions for Jane and your classmates. Everyone answers at times convenient for him or her, since everything can be accessed 24/7. Nothing in the course is “live,” because our students come from across the globe!
Are there any requirements? There are no grades and no requirements: participate as much or as little as you like.
Can you tell me more about what I can expect to find when I log in? Over the course you will have the opportunity to watch videos and read course materials, participate in discussions regarding the lessons and ask questions.
What if I need technical help? I have created an excellent Help & Site Guidelines area on the site, and if you can't find your answer there, you can always ask me!
Will you be offering more courses in the future? Yes. I have many plans already for all sorts of fun and art! I have no plans at the moment to repeat the ‘Live’ version of classes that are now open for Self Guided study. But new many students join every single day, so there is always response and fun to be had in the classrooms.
Do I need any special software? No, just Internet access. All my classes are compatible with both PCs and Macs. In order to participate in all my online classes you are expected to have basic computer and internet skills. You need to be able to browse the internet, know how to download and save a document to your computer’s hard drive, and understand how to open and save email attachments. It is your responsibility to learn these skills before the class begins.
What is an ‘Art Journal’ or ‘Visual Journal’? It’s a mix of diary, travel memoir, autobiography, art therapist, visual diary, notebook, scrapbook and sketchbook….plus more… It’s a place, YOUR space, to record and work through your life experience in images, words, colours and collage. There are NO RULES, but there is a wonderful and growing community of people around the world who keep an ‘Art Journal‘. I'll tell you more about it in the class - you can decide if it appeals to you or not. I am an avid Art Journal keeper. I find it meditative and nourishing. If I have a crappy day, or someone has ‘done me wrong’, I blurt it all out in my journal, turn the page and let it sit there for a bit. And a few days or a weeks later, I then paint over it and create something lovely on top. It cathartic, truly. So many of my ideas and inspiration come to me while I am with my Journal. I journal everyday…sometimes a little, sometimes alot. I love making lists of ‘to-do’s’ in my journal, and when I’ve ticked everything off, I turn it in to a ‘Ta-DAH!’ list by painting and drawing all over it….can you tell I LOVE it?!
Do I HAVE to show my drawings and artwork? No, but your creativity, artistic ability and drawing confidence will improve exponentially if you do…I will be encouraging you to share your work with our group. There is no judgement, just support, helpful feedback and applause.
Can I download the Videos? I am a veteran of many, many online classes myself, and I can’t tell you the stress and heartache downloading videos seems to cause! Let alone the room they take up on our computers. So, no my videos are not downloadable, but you can come back as often as you need to to rewatch them for the next 12 months. They are compatible with all existing technology including ipads and iphones.
This class has been created for adults.
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If you do not receive it, please check your spam box. Email is sent to the email address registered with Paypal unless otherwise noted.
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Techniques taught in this class are the intellectual property of Jane Davenport and
demonstration for non-class participants is expressly forbidden. All rights reserved 2011, Jane Davenport