Teaching through Creativebug and CreativeLive online, Molly shares her knowledge of everything from making to designing. Online learning is a wonderful way to work at your own pace to develop new artwork, find new ways of working and generally get inspired to get making in the studio!
CreativeLive: From Hand to Screen to Surface
Many designers are so well-versed in the art of working digitally that the idea of creating things by hand can feel daunting – but it doesn’t have to. Join Molly Hatch for Pattern Design: From Hand to Screen to Surface and revisit the tactile experience of making images.
Handcrafted artwork and patterns can open new doors for you – both creatively and professionally. In this course, you’ll learn how to develop a creative process that combines hand work with digital to get results you and your clients will love. You’ll learn how to:
Create repeat patterns by hand, using cut paper and block repeats
Scan and adjust patterns in Photoshop
Hand-color line art to capture unique textures
Give companies and clients the handmade look they’re craving
If you’re ready to make your designs more unique, more appealing to clients, and more of a reflection of who you are as a designer, this is the course for you!
Take your line drawings to the next level with this course on composition and perspective. Illustrator Molly Hatch teaches basic rules for adding depth to your drawings and crafting great compositions, including the Rule of Thirds and the Rule of Odds. Molly also shares several helpful exercises for creating rhythm and balance, plus a primer on adding perspective to your artwork. When used together, all of these essential drawing techniques will help you create a balanced, interesting composition.
Creativebug: 10 Easy Things to Draw
Half the battle of learning how to draw is figuring out how to trust your own eyes. In this series of quick drawing classes, Molly Hatch demonstrates the loose, beautiful style that can be achieved with the Blind Contour Drawing technique. This unique drawing style is accomplished by looking only at the object that is being drawn (not at the paper), capturing the shape of the object with a continuous line. The result is typically a fluid (albeit slightly wonky) version of the real thing — and that wonkiness is a big part of the beauty. This exercise allows you to stop fretting about what your hand is doing and start focusing on what you’re seeing. You can either draw along with Molly by working from the photos in the PDF, or choose your own version of the objects to draw at home. And with that, we hereby challenge you to draw ten easy objects with Molly.
Creativebug: Introduction to Drawing
For beginning artists, nothing is more elusive than learning how to use simple lines to create dimensional artwork. In this 2-part course, artist and illustrator Molly Hatch starts at the very beginning, covering all of the elemental tools and materials you’ll need to get started, and demonstrating how simple lines can be used to create contoured shapes. Using pens, pencils and other basic art materials, this course is chock full of tips and tricks, plus classic mark-making exercises like blind contour, implied lines, and line networks. Once you've practiced working with lines, you’ll learn how to add depth and dimension with fundamental shading and cross-hatching techniques. This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of line drawing that will serve as a foundation for all of your artistic endeavors. With practice, your hand and brain will learn to work together, and your humble lines will quickly transform into beautiful, interesting shapes.
Creativebug: Design on Ceramics
Transfer a created or found design onto ceramics – either in your own studio or at a paint-your-own pottery studio. Molly shares her trademark technique for applying custom artwork to ceramics, including the best tools for transferring a design and how to achieve dense coloring on your one-of-a-kind piece.
Creativebug: Found Image Painting
Feeling artistic but intimidated because you don’t think you can draw? Molly shares her process of creating a piece of art based on found imagery. She covers where to source material as well as how to group and gather elements into a painting. The final image is translated through your own hand – with all the artistic charm and none of the self-doubt that too often creeps into creating art.
Creativebug: Stenciled Glassware
Transform your boring, naked glassware into something more personal and reflective of your style. Molly shows you how to create a contact paper stencil and create a motif from a found image so you don’t even need to know how to draw to add some zip to your drinkware.