Welcome to DrawTogether with WendyMac!

Part Mr. Rogers, part Bob Ross, part jumpy-castle party—DrawTogether is an educational drawing universe that grows kids-of-all-ages’ creativity, curiosity and confidence through the joyful act of art-making. 

Since its launch, DrawTogether has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers from around the world, all excited to draw with host and #1 NYT-Bestelling illustrator (plus social worker and professional goofball) Wendy MacNaughton— aka “WendyMac.”

Paid Substack subscribers join the Grown-Ups Table

More than a newsletter, the Grown-Ups Table is a real, active community of DT-minded people who want to connect over drawing, creativity and care. 

Every week WendyMac shares an art assignment along with tips, guest interviews, art filed trips, suggestions, stories, and more. Then the real fun begins when GUT members share and celebrate their work in the DrawTogether GUT Chat.

We’re all beginners, always, so you can join the GUT community at any time. 

Looking to kickstart your creativity with just a few minutes? Try some Five Finger Drawing.

OR go BIG and join the 30-Day Drawing Habit. Looking for more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

We can’t wait to see what you create.

Pencils Up! WendMac on the DrawTogether set. Photo by Alanna Hale

WHO is WendyMac?!
(aka Wendy MacNaughton)

Wendy MacNaughton’s work is based in the practices of drawing, social work, and storytelling. She combines the practice of deep looking, listening, and drawing to create stories of often overlooked people, places, and things. Wendy has worked on varied projects across mediums and fields, and in collaboration with numerous groups and individuals, but one thing stays consistent: Wendy uses drawing as a vehicle for connection. 

As a visual columnist for The New York Times and California Sunday Magazine, Wendy drew stories everywhere from high school cafeterias to Guantanamo Bay. 

She has authored and drawn two books, How To Say Goodbye and Meanwhile in San Francisco, and illustrated many others, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat and New York Times Bestseller The Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul.

She is the Creator and Drawer-in-Chief of DrawTogether, a participatory drawing show for kids, and The Grown-Ups Table, lessons and community for drawing-minded adults. She is also the co-founder of Women Who Draw with Julia Rothman, an advocacy database launched in 2016 to increase visibility and opportunities for underrepresented artists, illustrators, and cartoonists. 

She lives in Oakland, but you can often find her on the road, speaking at conferences, universities, or companies, or in her mobile studio (built inside the back of a Honda Element) doing the thing she likes best: drawing.


Questions? Want to connect? Email community@drawtogether.studio

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Drawing explorations, lessons, and weekly art assignments from New York Times-bestselling artist Wendy MacNaughton. Paying subscribers get full access to the DrawTogether Grown-Ups Table creative community and the 30-Day Drawing Habit.