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MAKE YOUR MARK and DRAW with me, artist Deb Putnoi, and support the production of a video series based on my book, "The Drawing Mind."

As humans we all possess what I call a "Drawing Mind,"– a piece of ourselves that can make sense of the world through drawing. Yet, for many, this part of the brain lies dormant. For the past 10 years, I have taught everyone from kindergartners and college students to community leaders and corporate executives how to unleash their Drawing Mind and harness their power to problem solve, see the world and create change through drawing. And now, with your support, I am going to cast my net even further.    


Through this Kickstarter grant, I will create a series of 12 professionally-produced instructional videos to teach you, or your family, class, business, institution, or community organization to unlock and explore that underutilized part of your brain.   Each video will present a different approach that has been tested and honed through my years of research.  By the end of the series, you will become comfortable and confident with using the drawing process to solve everyday business and life problems.

Join me on this journey and thank you for your support!

Goals of the DRAWING MIND FILM SERIES ARE:

  • Access your Drawing Mind and use this “drawing confidence” to become flexible thinkers.
  • Use your Drawing Mind in a variety of ways and contexts.
  • Develop the habits of mind of keen observation, risk-taking, visual problem solving and reflection.
  • Show the wide variety a drawing or sketch can take.
  • Value own personal approach to drawing.
  • See and value the many drawing approaches and insights of others.

The Drawing Mind Series will explore:

Deb's Rules of Drawing

What is Drawing? Making Marks: the building blocks of drawing.

Make a Mess: Keeping a Sketchbook and Choosing Materials

Coming to the SENSES: Explore TOUCH, TASTE, HEARING, SMELL and SIGHT through DRAWING.

DEEP LOOKING DRAWING: Learn to draw something without looking at your page and follow the journey your eye takes while looking at an object.

DRAWING in unexpected ways.

The Drawing Lab Installation at the New Art Center
The Drawing Lab Installation at the New Art Center
Deep Looking drawing with two hands
Deep Looking drawing with two hands
Drawing cells large scale in 7th grade science class
Drawing cells large scale in 7th grade science class

If you decide to join me on this mission and donate, here’s a sampling of what you’ll get in return (see sidebar for details): 

Drawing Mind tote bag and magnet.
Drawing Mind tote bag and magnet.
"The Drawing Mind" book (Shambhala 2012)
"The Drawing Mind" book (Shambhala 2012)
Hand printed Drawing Mind Poster poster
Hand printed Drawing Mind Poster poster
Original Two Hand Drawing
Original Two Hand Drawing
Original 12" x 12" mixed media on wood
Original 12" x 12" mixed media on wood
Original 12" x 12" mixed media on canvas
Original 12" x 12" mixed media on canvas
Custom Painted Chair
Custom Painted Chair
Custom Totems, mixed media on wood, 40" x 8" x 8"
Custom Totems, mixed media on wood, 40" x 8" x 8"
The Drawing Lab Drawing Wall
The Drawing Lab Drawing Wall
The Drawing Lab at the deCordova Museum
The Drawing Lab at the deCordova Museum

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With any artistic endeavor there is a creative process that unfolds that is not always planned for. As we enter into filming and production mode we will be creating these videos with actual students and with that comes the potential for more time needed to get the right shots. Billy Parker is a veteran filmmaker so the potential for these slow downs and unforeseen issues is pretty low but there is that risk with filming anything. In terms of producing the rewards there may be extra time needed to produce the bigger totems and chairs but the artist will keep in direct contact with the donors if the process is running a little longer than expected.

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    Your name in the Drawing Mind video credits.

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    TEACHERS SPECIAL: The Drawing Mind Curriculum Guide. The Drawing Mind approach has been tested in many schools and with thousands of students. Get the full set of lesson plans to use in the classroom to bring drawing directly into the heart of classroom learning.

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    Sketchbook with original sketch by artist Deborah Putnoi on the last page.

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    Signed copy of, "The Drawing Mind" (Shambhala 2012) by Deborah Putnoi

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    Four full color Drawing Mind postcards, a Drawing Mind magnet, and four Make Your Mark pencils.

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    NEW REWARD Limited edition hand printed poster by Deborah Putnoi specifically created for "The Drawing Mind."

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    Original face drawing by artist Deb Putnoi created by the artist using two hands at the same time.

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    Work with artist Deb Putnoi at her studio, Artheads Studio in Boston, MA. Deb will create a customized drawing class just for you!

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    Original PAINTING by artist Deb Putnoi. You will be able to choose from a collection of Putnoi's newer work on wood and canvas.

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    A one-of-a-kind ART CHAIR created by artist Deb Putnoi.

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    A one-of-a-kind TOTEM created by artist Deborah Putnoi. These totems are created to honor a person, institution, place or event. The artist will consult with the individual donor and create an artwork that reflects the wishes of the person.

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    Deborah Putnoi will come to your school, company, institution or organization and she will spend the day teaching your community how to access the Drawing Mind and solve problems in new ways through drawing

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    THE DRAWING LAB: Deborah Putnoi will create a Drawing Lab (an interactive drawing installation) at your school, office, organization, institution or in your community. Or donate the Drawing Lab to a non-profit, hospital or school of your choosing. The Drawing Lab will be tailored to the setting.

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