Artwork by C. Pembroke

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DIY Free Form Art

We are all artists, shaping ourselves, each other, and our environment. Free Form Art provides a loose structure to guide you thru the creative process. Get engaged, and enjoy impact.

INDEX 2014 - 2019
INDEX 2005 - 2010

12 Steps
4 Layers
216 Lessons
216 Steps
1 Form
2 Figures
3 Movement
4 Patterns
5 Words
6 Code
7 Content
8 Context
9 Synthesis
10 Story
11 Theme
12 Character



Draw Transformation

Draw Transformation with Synthesis. What is your core made of? What makes you tick? Where is your passion? How is your spirit and ego intertwined?


  • Identify qualities and habits
  • Identify worries and aspirations
  • Define Boundaries
  • Determine Direction

Lesson Plan: Highlight Self and Other

Who are you now? Who are you in the past? Who are you in the future?


  • Foundation. Consider the foundation of a house -- dirt pounded out flat, concrete footers poured straight, rebar reinforcement, and good drainage. What is your foundation? Draw stacked bricks with words reflecting your values.
  • Frame. Consider the frame of a house -- vertical joists, horizontal beams, siding and a roof. What is your frame? Draw tall boards with words reflecting your habits.
  • Finishes. Consider the finishes of a house -- floors, walls and ceiling. What are your finishes? Draw white walls and embellish them with your style.


  • Rose Colored. See the world from rose colored glasses. Children laugh and play, the community works together, the meal is enticing. One person's win is another's as well. Draw a flower in full bloom.
  • Gray. See the world in shades of grey. Cities, electricity, smoke. One person's win is another's loss. Differing views and angles create a fog. There is no absolute truth. Write a list of competing priorities. Scratch out, circle, underline.
  • Black & White. See the world in black and white. Emptiness provides clarity. Choice is ever present. Draw a clock.

Wear & Tear

  • Bruise. Reflect on a bruise. It is a temporary mark indicating harm has occurred, and that the body's healing is taking place. Draw 10 boxes; In each, illustrate a bruise healing over time.
  • Wrinkle. Reflect on a wrinkle. It is a mark indicating that experience has accumulated, and the body is changing in response. Draw different types of wrinkles, both happy and sad.
  • Reflex. Reflect on a reflex. It is a reaction indicating that an action has occurred, and the body has developed a response. Draw a kneecap and a hammer.


  • Feeling. Recall a feeling. Draw a pattern that reflects the feeling -- undulating waves, radiance, jagged uncertainty.
  • Moment. Recall a moment. Draw an object that reflects that moment -- a party, car crash, wedding.
  • Event. Recall an event. Draw people, objects and activites from that event -- the girl, a balloon, a cheer.


  • Important. Reflect on what you see. What feels important? Draw a stone.
  • Tenuous. Reflect on what you see. What feels tenuous? Draw sand.
  • Inviting. Reflect on what you see. What feels inviting? Draw a pool.


  • Shimmer. What shimmers? Write down what attracts you.
  • Relevant. What is relevant? Write down why it matters.
  • Vivid. What is vivid? Draw a symbol of success. Embellish it.




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