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The Joy of Drawing

We believe drawing is a catalyst to discover and nurture a person’s creativity - we strive to bring high quality drawing based experiences to people everywhere through our books, video lessons, in person and online workshops and classes. 

 Our FREE Intro to Drawing Live-streamed workshops are held every month, normally on the 1st Friday at 11am PST - come and join us!

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Come and Join us for our In Person
Intro to drawing classes at San Mateo County
Libraries.

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Our Club

Where Art Meets Community

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The Joy of Drawing Club was founded in 2018 by Caroline Mustard and Katy Lea, co-authors of The Joy of Drawing book and video series, as a place people could meet up both in person and online with like minded folks who love to draw and create. It is for all levels of students from beginners to the more experienced. 

We offer numerous levels of membership to suit your needs.

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Your First Live-streamed Workshop is Free!

The Intro to Drawing live-streamed workshop is held every month. Each session we will cover a different subject, geared towards the beginner artist and showing you easy to grasp drawing skills. 

Our online workshops (via Zoom) are tied into the theme of the month. All of our online workshops are recorded so if you cannot attend in person we will provide you with the recording, slides, worksheets and images. Click the link below and visit our calendar page for the theme of the month and register for our next online workshop!

These monthly workshops are designed for beginners who want to learn how to master figure drawing.  All workshops are recorded so if you cannot attend in person we will provide you with the recording, slides, worksheets and images. Click the link below and visit our calendar page for the next figure drawing workshop and what it covers.

Our in-person sketch walks are also tied into the monthly theme and held in a location easily accessible to those living in the Bay Area where our offices are located. Click the link below to register for our next themed sketch walk.

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Our Mission

We strive to bring quality drawing experiences to people everywhere - whether you are a complete novice or an experienced hand - you are welcome here. We have designed our teaching books, live-streamed and in-person workshops and classes to inspire your creative practice and build your confidence at each step.

Meet Your Head Instructor

Since her earliest years growing up in the wilds of Cornwall in the South West of England, Caroline Mustard has been drawing and painting.

Caroline graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Brighton Art College. Leaving the UK in her 20’s, traveling to Canada, and then onto California. She quickly became obsessed with digital art and has gone on to find success as a professional artist, accepting commissions and exhibiting widely in the local bay area.

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Check out our library of video courses - more coming soon....

 

If you are looking for the ultimate beginners drawing course, check out our Beginning Steps Video Course that covers each chapter of our Book One of The Joy of Drawing which can be accessed when purchasing the book through AMAZON. 

Our Community Activities

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In 2022, we embarked on a mission to bring the joy of drawing to as many people as we can, especially those who may not have easy access to art supplies or education. Your support will help us pursue our mission of making art more accessible to all. Proceeds will go towards providing our workshops, classes and books suited for all ages and artistic levels to individuals and groups in underserved communities. We need your help to fulfill our mission.

The Joy of Drawing Club has established a proven system and curriculum that has brought the therapeutic benefits of drawing into the lives of over 250 individuals in the Bay Area. 

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