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Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists

A course by Puño
Illustrator and Educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
, Illustrator and Educator

Train your creativity, whether a child or an adult, using just your hands, your brain, and some basic tools

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (939)
  • 36496 students

Train your creativity, whether a child or an adult, using just your hands, your brain, and some basic tools



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (939)
  • 36496 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 3m)
  • 10 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

This course is for children and adults alike who want to explore their artistic side through exercises and games designed to train a specific creative or artistic ability.

Anyone can be an artist. Puño, a Spanish illustrator and educator based in Colombia, works on this very simple but powerful basis, and assures that using just your hands, brain, and some basic tools, anyone can become a great artist, overcome creative blocks, and learn new family activities for a rainy day.

If you're not familiar with Puño, take a look at his other courses: [url=https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/138-drawing-for-beginners-level-1/course]Drawing for Beginners Level -1/url], [url=https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/262-creative-drawing-techniques-for-beginners/course]Creative Drawing Techniques for Beginners/url], and [url=https://www.domestika.org/es/courses/58-creating-original-illustrations-with-a-tablet/course]Creating Original Illustrations with a Tablet/url], all aimed at beginners who want to get started in the world of drawing and illustration.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. To Learn to Think
  • U3
    U3. To Learn to Draw
  • U4
    U4. To Learn to Do
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know more about Puño, his professional journey, and some of his influences specifically relating to this course before taking a tour of the materials you need to complete the exercises.

Now it's time to get to work! To know how to draw you have to know how to think, so Puño shares several great ways to stimulate your creativity and see reality from different perspectives. The key to being a great artist is observation!

Next up, it's time to sharpen your pencils. Puño walks you through a series of drawing exercises for exploring different worlds, from gestural expression and body language to the construction of drawings with geometric figures. Remember that your drawings don't have to look like things themselves but rather how you see them.

Continue with some more exercises, this time to get stuck into the materials, acquire some manual skills, and understand the time that each project takes.

Use colored paper to experiment with the interaction between them before photographing real household objects to build abstract landscapes. Finally, learn to make printed drawings with several different colors using EVA foam and colored tempera.

What is this course's project?

At the end of the course, set up an exhibition of your artistic works in your home or school using the results of each of the exercises from the lessons.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Children between 6 and 100 years old who want to improve as artists, parents who want creative activities to do as a family, and educators looking to incorporate new dynamics into their classes.

Requirements and materials

No drawing or special skills are necessary for this course.
The suggested materials are only a guide. If you can't find any of them, be brave and experiment with whatever you have at home. For example, you can sometimes use coins and glasses instead of a circular ruler and markers instead of India ink.
That said, you do need a notebook, hard grease pencils, colored pencils or markers, black markers of varying thicknesses, some scissors, colored tempera, a rolling pin, an old tray, EVA foam or a cardboard box, old newspapers and magazines, a glue stick, colored card, a camera, a printer, pins, Blu-Tack or painter's tape, binder clips, some old clothes to avoid damaging new ones, and, finally, an adult.


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36496 Students
939 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Puño

A course by Puño

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Illustrator and Educator

Puño has been a professional illustrator since 1994 and it was just three years later that he also began his career as an educator specializing in creativity, illustration, and graphic storytelling.

He has extensive experience in desktop publishing and created and managed the publishing house Ultrarradio from 2010 to 2013. He was also director of the One Year Illustration and Graphic Novel course at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid and curator of the Madrid City Council's exhibition series La Ciudad en Viñetas between 2012 and 2015. He received the 2018 Barco de Vapor Award and the 2009 Fundación SM International Illustration Award, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Meet Puño, Illustrator
    • Influences
  • U2

    To Learn to Think

    • To recharge the brain!
    • Photo Safari
    • How do we name it?
    • Let's invent a character
  • U3

    To Learn to Draw

    • Drawings to warm the hand and the brain
    • Gestural and corporal expression
    • Building animals with geometric shapes
    • Album of drawn photos
  • U4

    To Learn to Do

    • Primary and complementary colors
    • Photographing abstract landscapes
    • Home printing to various inks
    • How to mount an exhibition
  • FP

    Final project

    • Drawing and creativity for small great artists

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus or PRO member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus or PRO member, when you complete a course you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates
Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists. Illustration course by Puño Best seller

Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists

A course by Puño
Illustrator and Educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
  • 99% positive reviews (939)
  • 36496 students