Super Doodling (Line Drawing with Lisa Congdon)
Line Drawing with Lisa Congdon is a Creativebug online class that I signed up for after seeing Kim Werker and other yarnies posting doodles and line drawings in their social media feeds. Although the website shows this session closing on March 25th, the class (with archived video chat sessions) will continue to be available. The current monthly subscription of $9.95 gives you access to hundreds of video classes covering a wide range of topics (like Crochet Hat Formula with Cal Patch, Knit A Lace Shawl with Gudrun Johnston, and Screenprinting Cards with Hilary Williams).
I have an art degree. I've had fine art training in drawing. Did I really need to sign up for a class in "super-doodling"? Nope. I could have done this on my own, or looked around for free content. The workshop offers a sense of community and the opportunity to watch an artist at work, and a chance to provide a bit of material support to a creative professional. It's been a fun way to work on my drawing skills and muscles (like fiber crafts, a lot of this is about developing and training muscles!) without pressure. It's been a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the day. It's also gotten me fired up to do more creatively - I picked up some linoleum and carving tools, so I can do some small-scale printmaking at home. Printmaking is another skill I developed in art school and didn't do much to maintain, although I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to sitting down with a block and carving it in the near future!