Mindful Drawing and Doodling for Beginners

Join Susan Yeates, an experienced tutor from Magenta Sky (and qualified yoga teacher) for this online course that explores mindful drawing and doodling. 

This course is aimed at complete beginners to drawing or those looking to explore a mindfulness practice in a different way.

It provides a simple, step-by-step guide to a number of drawing and doodling techniques that can help you to relax the mind, build creativity and reconnect to life.

This course will help you to enjoy drawing in new ways...

What is this Course About?

  • I’m loving working my way through this course. The simple techniques and clear instruction make it accessible even to a total drawing novice. It’s a great way to switch off at the end of a busy day and secure some much needed “me” time. Thanks for the inspiration!

    — Louisa Whalley, 2018

Who is This Course For?

This course is suitable for:

  • Beginners to drawing
  • Those looking to reduce stress and anxiety
  • People looking to re-kindle their creativity
  • Those looking to get back a little more me-time
  • Anyone looking for a unique drawing course that they can study at home
  • Anyone who loves picking up a pencil and drawing
  • Anyone wanting to fill their sketchbook!

We accept students from all across the world, and as long as you have access to the internet, you can study whenever you want and wherever you want. We have no entry requirements and do not ask that you start at a particular time of the year – start when you want to!

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  • After starting Susan’s Mindful Drawing and Doodling I can already feel the different parts of myself reconnecting. I have been looking for something to ground me and bring me some peace to release my creativity which has long been obscured by the rat race life has become. This is been the perfect start to what I feel is now a lifelong amusement.

    — Jessica Bignell, 2018

Draw and doodle anywhere you want!

No need for a studio or expensive art materials - a simple pen and a sketchbook is all you need.

Have fun with a pencil and paper.

Relax and draw from the comfort of your own home or even when you are out and about.

Learn fun new ways to work with doodling

Come on in and join the fun!!

Benefits of the Course

There are so many wonderful benefits to joining this online course. These include:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Explore your childlike curiosity
  • Reconnect to life
  • Understanding what mindfulness is and how to do mindful drawing
  • Build a regular mindfulness practice (via drawing and doodling)
  • Enjoy drawing again if you have lost your passion
  • Boost your creativity
  • An understanding of a number of drawing techniques
  • A few full sketchbooks!
  • Susan's course is a very well thought out and comprehensive step-by-step guide into the practice of mindful drawing suitable for beginners.

    — Lilliana Montoya, Artist, 2018

Table of Contents

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What is Mindful Drawing?
Releasing the Physical Body
Getting Started
Tools and Materials
Technique 1: Simple Mindful Drawing Exercises
Technique 2: Page of Pattern
Technique 3: Inspired by Music
Technique 4: Continuous Line Drawing
Technique 5: Mini Doodle Book
Technique 6: Exploring Outlines
Technique 7: 30-Day Creative Doodle Journal
Technique 8: Mandalas
Technique 9: Artistic Alphabet

Instant Access to Course Materials and Videos

By enrolling on the course, you gain instant access to the online learning portal where you will find all of your course materials and guidance. This includes explanatory videos with Susan, demonstration videos, written instructions, images and downloadable PDFs. 

This online course can be enrolled on at any time of year and will get you drawing and doodling in a mindful way in no time at all!

About the Course Tutor

Susan Yeates is a printmaker, art tutor and author. She has published four books including the Amazon no. 1 bestseller Learning Linocut, which provides a comprehensive introduction to relief printing. Susan and her company Magenta Sky provide art books, local classes and online tuition in drawing, art and printmaking techniques such as linocut, woodcut, monoprinting.

Susan is also a trained yoga teacher, practising and teaching yoga in Woking in Surrey including guided relaxations and mindfulness techniques. Her experiences in this field have been blended with her art training to produce this course that explores mindfulness and drawing.

In Jan 2018 Susan launched a 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge that attracted nearly 1500 people to draw something in their sketchbooks for 30 days in a row. She noticed such a keen interest in drawing from all sorts of people ranging from complete beginners to professional artists - people wanting to build up a daily sketching habit. For many people the challenge helped to boost creativity, explore new techniques and relax via drawing. From the foundations of this challenge, this online courses has been born! 

For further details of what Susan has to offer please visit her website:

Why Study With Us?

  • Course created and delivered by Amazon no.1 bestselling author and art tutor Susan Yeates
  • Start immediately – no entry requirements
  • Study at your own pace
  • Easy to follow video course that can be studied anywhere with an internet connection
  • No need for any specialist materials to get started!
  • Developed from successful art classes and popular lesson plans
  • Tried and tested teaching since 2007
  • Created by a qualified yoga teacher
  • Includes online videos as well as demonstrations of techniques
  • Plenty of tips, useful resources and added extras
  • Lifetime access to the course - return to the content whenever you want!
  • A very accessible course, even for absolute beginners like me. Helped me feel calmer and more creative.

    — Claire Warne, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 14 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

What materials do I need to study the course?

To study this course you only need a handful of materials, including a sketchbook, pencils and pens. The course will provide a full list of essential and optional items you can buy.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is simply being aware or bringing attention to the present moment - a practice of observation without judgement. This course explores how we can find mindfulness through drawing and doodling regularly.

I've never done any drawing before - is this course suitable for me?

Absolutely! The course is perfectly suitable for beginners to drawing as it shows some really simple techniques that can be followed step-by-step. If you can hold a pencil, you can do this course! The focus is on the process of drawing itself rather than creating 'realistic' drawings or sketches from life.

Does this course include things like meditation?

No, the course is purely a drawing and doodling course. The aim is to relax and unwind using drawing as the tool to do so. Mindfulness is the concept of being in the present moment - this can be achieved via drawing - we don't need to meditate.

Relax and draw
With this fun online course