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Cory GerardBy Cory Gerard
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Cory GerardBy Cory Gerard
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About

My fun, playful, and engaging instructional art series, Drawing with Doctor Doodle, is influenced by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad, and Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting. The series can be watched on YouTube and Vimeo.

The main goal of the series is to create engaging and entertaining videos that motivate viewers to follow along and create their own art 

In my 8 years of teaching art, I have seen that everyone has the potential to be an artist. Many people just need a safe space to try their hand at creating art – a place where mistakes are treated as opportunities to grow. And, of course, it also helps to have a fun and engaging teacher!

That is where Drawing with Doctor Doodle comes in! From an engaging instruction style to the safe virtual space of the Doodle Den, Drawing with Doctor Doodle encourages potential artists to create their own masterpieces.

Doctor Doodle isn't the only character making art fun in the Doodle Den.

Helping Doctor Doodle bring the Doodle Den alive are his friends: Art the Giraffe and her magical paintbrush tail as well as the hilarious art critic gargoyle brothers Harold & Ivan. Even the art supplies become alive and animated in the Doodle Den!

Watch the first episode of Drawing with Doctor Doodle to preview my vision for the rest of Season 1.

Get ready to trace your hands and take off your shoes, yes you read that right, in the very 1st episode of Drawing with Doctor Doodle where you will learn how to draw yourself falling or floating!

Doctor Doodle is a character created and performed by me, New York art teacher Cory Gerard.

I’ve been teaching elementary school art for the past 8 years. As Doctor Doodle, I want to share fun and exciting ways to draw and create art with you.

I am not only an art teacher…I am also an artist. I have been creating art since I can remember. I studied illustration and graphic design and have my master’s in art education. Look below for a sampling of my artwork. My favorite medium to work in is water color, but I also love using pastels, pencils, pens, markers, charcoal, and most recently, the iPad Pro app Procreate to do digital art. In sum, I love creating new artwork!

Contributors who helped make Episode 1

The music for Episode 1, along with future episodes, was created by music artist and producer Caleb Ray. You can learn more about his work at http://www.calebraymusic.com.

Caleb Ray is a man that wears many hats, some of which include being a worship leader, singer/songwriter, recording artist, producer, and front man for not one, but two bands. Since he first began writing in 2006, Caleb has shown himself to be very skilled in creating contagious, upbeat acoustic/pop/rock music with lovable melodies and lyrics that pull on your heartstrings. You can hear more from Caleb Ray and his instrumental project Panda Panda! on Spotify.

The Videography for the first episode, and, the Kickstarter campaign video was done by Spencer Holstein. 

Drawing with Doctor Doodle can't succeed without your help.

We can make sure that millions of kids learn to love creating art, but we can’t do it without you. That's why I hope you’ll join me in making a difference!

I believe that spreading the love of art is its own greatest reward. But if you're going to help make Drawing with Doctor Doodle a reality, I also have some wonderful rewards. But you don't have to take my word for it...

What will I do with the funds?

Great question! My goal is to raise $60,000, which will cover the cost of music rights, equipment, filming, editing, animation, props, art supplies, distribution of Episodes 1 - 8 of Season 1 of Drawing with Doctor Doodle, the Kickstarter project video, web hosting costs, and reward costs.

Below are some of the goals I could accomplish with additional funding.

Risks and challenges

The real risks and challenges I face don't lie in completing this project, but in the problems that we'll face without it.

Art program budgets across the country are being cut to make way for a greater focus on standardized testing. You’ve all read the headlines. Doing this overlooks how important art is to childhood development.

If I reach my minimum funding goal, I know that I will be successful in completing the project.

As with all Kickstarter projects, there is always a risk of delay in delivering some of the rewards, but I've been careful to think through the timeline I need, and I may even have some rewards out earlier than predicted.

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    Join the Doodle Club and earn early access to Season 1 of Doctor Doodle and one month of four, 45 minute private digital art lessons - one lesson per week. The lessons will be given through Skype or Google Hangouts on a date to be determined. Please e-mail for additional information and details.

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    Doctor Doodle will visit the school of your choice to give a live art lesson for children and teachers in a school assembly! PLUS, this includes everything in the $5000 ADOPT A SCHOOL Package! Please note: Doctor Doodle's travel & accommodations are only included for locations in the continental USA. (Date TBD.)

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    Doctor Doodle will visit the Camp of your choice to give a live art lesson for the campers! PLUS, this includes a season 1 subscription to each camper! Please note: Doctor Doodle's travel & accommodations are only included for locations in the continental USA. Remote locations may require an additional travel fee. (Date TBD.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)