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Drawing the Everyday Every Day

with Kate Bingaman-Burt

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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  •   03 Developing Themes in Your Drawing

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About The Class

get into the habit of making: draw inspiration from the every day.

Get off your computer and play! Drawing the Everyday Every Day is your guide to exploring your creativity and integrating a drawing habit into your daily routine.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to develop themes for your drawings
  • Options for presenting your content: zines, prints, instagram, etc.
  • Ways to add color to black and white drawings using Photoshop


Kate will inspire you to explore the everyday by simply drawing what's around you. It is okay if it is completely about your own experiences – in the particular lies the universal.

It doesn’t matter whether you think you “can draw” or not, everyone has a story to tell and you can learn how to tell yours and get drawing inspiration from Kate Bingaman-Burt in Drawing the Everyday Every Day. 


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:36
  2. 02

    Finding Inspiration

    08:03
  3. 03

    Developing Themes in Your Drawing

    06:01
  4. 04

    Types of Paper for Drawing

    06:12
  5. 05

    Mark Making Tools for Drawing

    05:37
  6. 06

    Dedicated Space for Drawing

    05:03
  7. 07

    Drawing Demo

    21:04
  8. 08

    Refining the Sketch and Adding Color in Photoshop

    13:09
  9. 09

    Forming the Habit of Drawing Everyday

    04:47
  10. 10

    Get Your Drawings to Live Outside of Your Sketchbook

    06:03
  11. 11

    Conclusion

    01:12

Meet Your Expert

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Kate Bingaman-Burt makes work about the things we buy and the feelings we feel. The building blocks of her work include: bright colors, hand lettering, inventories of illustrated objects, and input and interaction from the communities of awesome people who contribute to her crowd-sourced projects. Her dual roles as commercial illustrator, full-time educator, and project-based artist overlap inform an intricate creative practice. She is the Associate Director of the School of Art+Design at Portland State University and an Associate Professor of Graphic Design. Her role as both leader and collaborator with her students is an integral part of her creative practice. ... read more

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  • Suzan

    Suzan

    September 2018

    Love, love, love Kate Bingaman-Burt's art and innovative ideas, and this class was just great. It's very brief--you can watch all the videos in one morning--but the effects last for a long time. This course totally revitalized my illustrations. I was stuck in a sort of "cute" mode until taking this course. Then I started using different materials, approaching my illustrations in a different way, and doing exactly what Kate says: drawing the everyday, every day. This hit the refresh button on my style, as well as my desire to draw. My only request would be a little more step-by-step on how to get the background completely white in PhotoShop; Kate demonstrates, but it's a little too quick for me to catch the process. Maybe Kate or someone could give a step-by-step followup here? Otherwise, if you need fresh inspiration, a kickstart for a drawing habit, or just a good pep talk, this is a great course! it's as valuable for inspiration as for instruction.

  • amy greenan

    amy greenan

    March 2018

    As an experienced artist, I really enjoyed this class a lot! I found a lot to be inspired by and appreciated Kate's easy, conversational way of presenting the material. I loved seeing her process, her workspace, and favorite materials. I loved hearing about what inspires her. Sure, this was maybe less a "how-to" kind of course, but there is certainly a LOT to take away from this hour and a half or so. I watched course live, so didn't pay for it, but I would recommend this as a good, small investment in your creative toolkit. (I would have just bought it myself except that I just lost my job and trying to save every penny I can!)

  • Emmon Scott

    Emmon Scott

    April 2018

    I'm writing this review not immediately after watching the class, but a year after doing so -- and the impact on my life has been tremendous. Upon taking the course, I began drawing an everyday object every day, and have kept it up for a year, missing only a few days here and there. At some point, I expanded this to also sketching a great work of art every day as well (usually from an art book I got from the library, and sometimes on a trip to a museum). I don't spend a lot of time at this -- I just do it on breaks from work. The result has been my seeing a lots of things I would otherwise miss -- little details in every day things that I'd never otherwise notice. And that, in turn, has given me a greater appreciation of life, of the the visual world, as well as the amazing art works humanity has created. Looking back, I particularly value this teacher's point that your drawing doesn't have to be perfect. For me, that's been hugely helpful. I haven't fretted or been stuck or given up -- I simply draw, and in doing so, ALWAYS notice and appreciate details of whatever I'm drawing, whether it's my coffee mug, or a painting by Georgia O'Keeffe. PS: The drawing has impacted my editing of photos and doing any kind of visual work. I'm much more tuned in to details than I used to be. I may or may not draw better, but I definitely SEE more. And for me that's a wonderful and enriching thing. Cheers!

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