Drawing Club began in the early 2000s when a group of nerds from CalArts gathered together to eat pizza and take turns making up experimental cartooning prompts. It has since evolved into a community-building movement of doodling as an intellectual practice.

Each Drawing Club workshop…er, playshop…is packed with idea-generating activities that'll unlearn your brain to stop self-sabotaging and surrender to the power of the pen. Perfect for artists with writer's block, writers with artist's block, emerging/retired/recovering artists, or those who just want to get their draw on. At Drawing Club, we don’t believe in perfection—we believe in awesomeness.

Drawing Club is for all ages, but especially for adults. Sometimes we make zines. Sometimes we make pins. Sometimes we get deep. Each sesh culminates with dozens of visual gems, perhaps some concepts for a new tattoo, and hopefully a renewed sense of existential affirmation.

Warning: Instructor cannot be held responsible for dad jokes, ink spills or mogigraphia. Phenylketonurics — contains phenylalanine.


Creative Instigator and lifelong kerner Adriana Yugovich grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. First she went to the University of Michigan, then to CalArts, and then to CSUN, earning various and sundry degrees. After a decade in Hollywood, she received the calling…and became a public high school teacher. She now works with teenagers in East L.A., teaches a variety of classes in interesting locations, and volunteers with L.A. Zine Fest, among other things. Her teaching philosophy is anchored in strong values of media literacy, critical pedagogy and restorative justice, and she loves hot dogs.