Jennifer Mercede – Doodle Draw Paint – Create a Large Doodled Piece

Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Drawing + Painting // Skill Level: All

Cost: $240-$270


Let’s get doodling! Create beautiful pieces which combine doodling and painting as only Portland, Oregon based artist, Jennifer Mercede can inspire you to do! In this class we’ll enjoy playing with color, mark making, drawing and of course doodling. You’ll get to choose if you want to create a painting filled to the brim with wild organic lines or create a shape, like a heart, butterfly, your home state etc. to fill in. You can also choose to add some representational images hidden inside (see Colorado example).

You will have an opportunity to develop your drawing skills as well as relax, let go and be free. Practice drawing what you see. Spend time in what Jennifer calls the ‘BC Zone’ or doing blind contour drawings. You will explore mindless scribbling, doodling, color mixing, color combination and finding your ‘color voice’. By letting go of the final outcome, you will develop your ability to experiment and grow as an artist.


On this day in my class you can expect to:
• draw from life & photographs
• blind contour (draw, but don’t look at your paper)
• get into ‘the BC zone’
• scribble to loosen up
• let go of outcome
• doodle with paint
• illustrate
• draw lots of lines
• paint inside your lines
• play with color
• have fun!


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Day 1 (8/2/19)

Class Size

Min # of students: 5
Max # of students: 20

Supply List

Please make use of what you have, no need to run out to the store and buy all new stuff. Check with me if you have any questions!
  • 6–8 colors of acrylic paint (any brand). Make sure you bring your favorite variation of yellow, blue, red, and white. (Try to include a neon color as well.)
  • 2-3 paintbrushes in small to medium size
  • some type of mark makers: colored pencils/ markers/ watercolor crayons
  • painting clothes/smock
  • rag/ paper towel
  • medium sized sketchbook: nothing fancy (we will be making quick drawings & journaling throughout the day. If you have an old and cheap sketchbook, that would be best. A handful of computer paper will work just as well.)
  • Kit Fee: $20 per student (payable to instructor at class time) for necessary drawing surface & some of Jennifer’s favorite drawing tools including a Montana marker.
I encourage sharing materials in my class. I will be bringing some of mine to share. While it is definitely not expected, it is fun to provide the opportunity for each other to try something new. You might just discover your new favorite tool!

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