"Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. ...You might be isolated, but you’re not alone. You are an art maker. Let’s make some together." ~ Mo Willems
For kids who love to draw, two illustrators offer online classes for hours of creative fun! You can start drawing today by tuning in to these drawing shows or by checking out an e-book with your IndyPL library card, or by printing a favorite character drawing prompt from the links below.
Mo Willems, creator of Knuffle Bunny, the Pigeon books, and the Elephant and Piggie books hosted a daily writing show called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems in 2020. See his Lunch Doodles Playlist here. In 2022 he is hosting a new show called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! Variant Edition. Follow his new show here:
Jarrett Krosoczka, author of Hey Kiddo as well as the graphic novel series Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy is hosting Draw Every Day with JJK. Jarrett said, "Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, I'll host free webcasts for you and your kiddos." 2020 Episodes and 2021 Episodes
We have a lot of drawing books for kids at the library. You can find one for just about any interest you have. You can learn to draw NASCAR, forest animals, sea creatures, cartoon characters, buildings and much more. Some of the books feature simple cartoon style drawings and others, for more experienced artists, go into great detail. Each one includes step-by-step directions though, so even if you are a beginner you can create some pretty amazing pictures! Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or see all of the drawing books you can check out here.
You can also check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. See our drawing e-books and e-audiobooks for kids on Axis 360. If you have never borrowed from Axis 360 before, take a look at these directions or watch this video tutorial.
Need help? Call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. We are here to help you find what you need.
Try out the Kanopy Kids channel Draw which offers several streaming videos for kids about drawing. Two notable choices are Art Pencils Making Stuff in which you get to see how pencils are made and The Dot, a streaming picture book video about a girl who thinks she can't draw but discovers her own creative spirit.
Just click on one of the book covers to hear the story.
Write and illustrate your own story starring a favorite book character!