Online art journaling and drawing workshop with Jane Davenport.

This is your opportunity to quit saying “I can’t draw” forever!

It’s time to join the Draw Happy revolution… click play for a preview.

In Draw Happy I break things down into manageable, memorable steps and show you my creative-warm-up  process. I ‘have’ to be creative everyday and I have a few little tricks that I am so delighted to share with you! I’ll show you how to access your innate drawing style (yes, you do have one!) and share some of my favourite drawing tools and surfaces with you so you can feel comfortable to start drawing.

All you need is a journal or sketchbook, a pencil, internet access and a healthy artitude: Art, just like life, doesn’t have to be ‘serious’ to be meaningful!


Drawing is so GOOD for you! It lights up the whole brain because it engages imagination and problem solving skills. It awakes memories and laser focuses hand-brain co-ordination. It’s the foundation of all the visual arts. If you have confidence in drawing, you can express ideas that defy language… A picture says a thousand words after all.

Thousands of delightful peeps have enjoyed this mini workshop and the feedback has been overwhelming from the start...


“Jane, What fun!! I LOVED the video’s, such inspiration I doodled the entire time while watching! Oh yea, full face contentment and joy sort of smiles :)  Christine


Dear Jane , I just want to share with you the thrill I am experiencing in drawing my first ever faces!! I have long been wanting to draw mystical faces …but … believed it was one of those things I wouldn’t be able to do. . Tonight however, I watched the first video and the scribbling just flowed from my hand….within a few minutes, I screamed out to my teenage daughter (coincidentally an art student) and said LOOK I CAN DO IT.

She was just as excited for me….and now if I didn’t have a job to do, I’d stay up all night to experiment further. I was going to start on scrap paper because I thought the first efforts would be hideous but now I am proud that they don page one, and I look forward to sharing my transformation :) This is the beginning of something goooood. Thank you for giving me the confidence and easy tips.”
Jenn Daverington

Lots (LOTS) of my students used to be ” I can’t draw”,”I don’t have a creative bone in my body”or “I can hardly draw a stick figure” people. They decided to stop saying that. If you are determined, you can absorb this mini workshop over a weekend and start enjoying the freedom drawing brings to our creative souls!

Ready to quit saying “I can’t draw!” forever?

Join now for unlimited personal access for 12 months.


If you would like to start looking after your creative health or just want a little creative kick start join in!


A gentle place to invite
creativity back into your life.

{If you are an online workshop regular, or already love or are comfortable with drawing, this class is not intended for you…Check out the very in-depth’Supplies Me’ instead! This mini-workshop has been created specifically for adult women and is not suited for children- for them I take an entirely different approach. Please sign up for my Newsletter for news on my upcoming children’s class.}

Draw Happy is short and sweet! Think of it as a Creativity Pill that will send you off on an intense but fast moving adventure! You can take your time or get through the mini workshop pretty snappily… It’s entirely up to you…

What you get in Draw Happy!:

  • 11 Videos
  • Private classroom site
  •  Colourful PDF class notes are part of the workshop:


If you want to quit saying “I can’t draw”,  join in!

Please consider ending this self-limiting belief once and for all! Join the class for Unlimited Access to the videos and useful reference PDF’s. You can share your work and be part of the inspiration in my online school.

 It is  open now for self guided study with unlimited access! All you need is a good internet connection, a pencil and some paper. It’s a short and sweet workshop, so not major time commitments… just easy, creative doses.

There are 11 videos that will get you drawing and smiling, colourful printable notes and room for you to upload your work if you want to.

This class is perfect for you, if you say ” I can’t draw”! If you already love drawing, then you need to do Supplies Me!

A few more Testimonials

“Jane, What fun!! I LOVED the video’s, such inspiration I doodled the entire time while watching!
Oh yea, full face contentment and joy sort of smiles :) ” Christine

“Jane – I just had to share, I just watched all of your videos and am in AWE!  There is so much here, so much information, and so much YOU.  I LOVE love love love it.  …seriously, seriously awesome.” Lisa Wilson

“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your videos and all the wonderful feedback you and the other Happy Drawing students gave me. I have been at a creative impasse lately, and I feel like your videos will help me break that. Even when you are lucky enough to make a living at a something most people only dream about, it’s possible to get in a rut and lose the joy. You and your students are helping me find that joy again. Can’t thank you enough.” Carla

“Your class has been very freeing and has helped me give myself permission to ‘play’ and not be so serious while learning. Thanks so much Jane xx”  Karen

“Our Dear Jane, you’re so translucent, your enthusiasm is contagious,
every word that you speak or write shows us exactly who you are” Marta

“Jane – How can I thank you? (let me count the ways).  This has been such a wonderful class.  I have had an absolute ball.  I have learned so much.. from you and my fellow students.  I totally hoard art supplies but sometimes they lay barely used.

You have really got me reaching into that art bag of mine and bringing out pens, pencils and paints like they were new. Can you hear them all squealing with delight that they have my attention at last and have been freed to strut their stuff??
THANK YOU for stretching me and enabling me to justify my stash!! This classroom is such a hub of activity – and will continue to call back and visit often to feast my eyes on all the talent you have unleashed in your workshop.” Christine B

“Jane! I loved the videos!! You kept it FUN and that’s what drawing and art should be!!! Your keeping the videos fun relaxed me and made me feel like I can draw — and Draw Happy! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your work and your secrets! As a beginner (as in this is my very first drawing class!), this really gave me the inspiration and “confidence” I needed to know that with practice I too will be able to draw!” Sumaiyah

Thankyou to my students past, present and future for sharing their kind words!


Jane Davenport Workshop FAQ’s

“How does it work?

  • All of the classes are based on Videos that show me creating artwork in step-by-step tutorials. You tune in when it’s convenient! I have set Homework for you to complete to make sure my lessons are sinking in. I give you Feedback on this if you upload a photo of it! ( It’s an easy system with full instructions).

“Is there a set time when I need to sign in?

  • No, you never need to be online at a particular time since there are no “live” lectures or sessions.

How do I access my  course?

  • When you register you will get an immediate Paypal receipt.  Your Welcome e-mail will be sent within 48 hours. It includes detailed instructions to access the School Site and your Classroom.
  • Once you’ve registered, set up a username and password, you can access the School at any time.
  • If you do not receive an email from either Angus or myself within 48 hours, please check your spam folder first and  the the email address of your Paypal account,  then e-mail my Studio to let us know if you did not receive the Welcome E-mail. PLease forward a copy of your Paypal receipt and the name of the Class.

“What Supplies do I need?”

  • Let me just emphasise that you don’t need all the art supplies in the universe to complete your assignments! You can use whatever art tools you have. You will learn new ways of using what you do have, and be able to pinpoint what you may like to add to your creative life in the future without expensive trial and error.
  • A good Art Journal and Liquitex Gesso are the only absolute essentials.
  • A fast computer & high-speed internet service to process & watch the videos will be vital as well as enough technical know-how to navigate the site. If you are regularly able to watch Youtube videos of up to 15 minutes in length w/o interruption you should be just fine. Do please make sure though, since tuition is non-refundable once your password to the class network has been sent.


“What is an ‘Art Journal’ or ‘Visual Journal’?

  • It’s a mix of diary, travel memoir, autobiography, art therapist, visual diary, notebook, scrapbook and sketchbook….plus more… read more here!


“I can’t draw… can I join in?”

 Of course! You don’t have to be an artistic genius to get involved.

  • Draw Happy  is a mini-workshop specifically for people who say ” I can’t Draw” – I have an amazing technique to get your creative confidence up and running!
  •  Supplies Me has enough juice for all levels of arty experience with a myriad of drawing and mixed media techniques.
  •  I HEART Drawing takes you further on your journey and I give you my secret techniques on how to draw figures from your imagination!
  •  Joynal is a little bit of magic as we create mermaids, fairies and unicorns!
  • Photo Happy is my Photographic Artist class.

I will be there to hold your hand and give feedback on your work in some classes (see individual Class Descriptions). Yes, there will be some fantastic, creative drawings posted, but with practice you will feel your work is just as wonderful. You have to start somewhere, right? It may as well be now!


“Do I HAVE to show my drawings and artwork?”

  • No, but your creativity, artistic ability and drawing confidence will improve exponentially if you do…I will be encouraging you to share your work with our group. There is no judgement, just support, helpful feedback and encouragement.

“I’m an avid journaler, will there be new things for me to learn?”

  • Of course! Run your hungry mind over the class descriptions to see all the creative snacks, main courses and desserts on the table! Beginners and experienced creatives alike will find a plethora (love that word) of techniques and inspirations to create meaningful, heart-felt pages that will record your joys, gratitude, doubts, fears, wishes, dreams, ideas…whatever you like.


“Can I download the Videos?”

  • No. My videos are great quality and  hosted on a robust and professional service.  You need an internet connection to watch them.
  • They are compatible with all existing technology including ipads and iphones.

More questions?
Leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer them!



Please Note:

The links take you to my secure store: The Institute of Cute. After purchase, access instructions will be sent within 48 hours from either myself or Angus at the Institute of Cute ( Our online Store).  
Getting you into the class you paid for is our highest priority!
If your Welcome Email doesn’t arrive, please check your spam/junk mail and your Paypal address 

All approvals are done manually to ensure the absolute security of our creative community. Your patience is appreciated!

More questions?

Leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer them!

12 Responses to Draw Happy – Online drawing Workshop

  1. Karen Camille says:

    Jane, do I understand correctly? If I purchase a workshop I have only 12 months of access to this item? I would love love love if you made disks. Will you please consider doing that?

  2. Megan says:

    Is there a certain time limit the class has to be completed by?

  3. Rita says:

    Hi, I was wondering if I can still join the class? I need my dryness spell to end. I guess I would still be considered a beginner. I painted faces for one year and stopped for 5 years. I haven’t picked up a paint brush in 5 years. My husband went as far as building me an art studio where all my supplies are sitting with empty canvas. Each time I look at my art room I have a tug in my heart to go back. Then I get the feeling of fear…’What if I don’t remember anything?”…. And I really feel that my soul needs to go back to painting faces. But the fear of picking up the brush and finding out that I lost everything I learned stops me. Silly, I know……When I was painting whimsy mixed media faces…that’s when I felt the most balanced in my life. And I so want that back. I’m glad I found you. Thank you. :)

  4. Hi sweetness!! I will be taking this class as soon as I can. I need all the help I can get, and I absolutely LOVE your style. Happy drawing! :) Floradora

  5. Charisse says:

    Im a little confused about the Twin offer….Draw happy is the only workshop I m not already signed into , does it have any deals etc attached?

  6. Melanie Berry says:

    Paid for this but have not received any info on how to access the course. Please inform. Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Melanie, it should say right above us somewhere in the blog to give me 48 hours and your patience to send your info to allow for sleep, travel etc Both of which I am doing… Lol!
      Your class Info will come to you today- its a manual process so we can spam proof the site.
      Xoxox Jane

  7. Cherri says:

    I am wanting to buy the Draw Happy course for a dear 17 yr old for her birthday. If I make the purchase through paypal, can the access information be transferred to her? Thanks!

  8. Hi Jodi, she can start with Draw Happy I think!

  9. jodi says:

    Hi, I am in the process of purchasing some supplies for my daughter, Violet’s 14th birthday. Is the draw happy workshop suitable for her, or when will the children’s one be available, and is that more suited? Thanks, Jodi.

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