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Need a hobby while you’re staying home? Learn how to draw from some of your favorite illustrators!

Erik Brooks- Back in the Excellent Art Room

Local children’s book author and illustrator, Erik Brooks, created a fun, “at home” arts instruction series on youtube. He may have posted the videos for his high school and junior high students, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying them as well!

Dav Pilkey at Home

The Library of Congress is collaborating with Captain Underpants author and illustrator Dav Pilkey to create weekly videos for kids (and adults!) who might want to try their hand at drawing while we’re social distancing at home. The Library is releasing videos and other free downloadable activities on its website and social media pages. Activities include tips for creating your own characters or acting out scenes from Dog Man. On Friday mornings at 8 a.m. EST, Pilkey will release new videos with drawing demonstrations, reading aloud, and more.

Dav Pilkey at Home can be found here:

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

The first-ever Education artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center, New Yorker Mo Williems hosted a series of LUNCH DOODLES. Your kiddos can peek into the mind of the author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and other contemporary classics. LUNCH DOODLES are archived on YouTube.

Jarret J. Krosoczka’s “Every Day with JJK”

Join the bestselling author of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, National Book Award finalist Hey Kiddo and the Lunch Lady series for an all-ages drawing masterclass.

Drew Brockington’s Let’s Do Fun Stuff Together

Check out author/illustrator Drew Brockington’s YouTube channel for episodes of fun stuff. He’ll draw donuts, punk skunks, and lots of cats.


Hoopla, an online resource that lets you download ebooks, audiobooks and movies to your handheld electronic device and computer, has many instructional drawing books that can be checked out with your library card.

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