DrawTogether with WendyMac
DrawTogether with WendyMac
The DT Podcast is back, baby!

The DT Podcast is back, baby!

Drawing Our Inside Weather

The DT Pod is back with Season 2!

I haven’t been a student for ages, but I still love the back-to-school season. The squeak of new sneakers, the first little nip of a chill in the morning air, and nothing beats the feeling of a freshly-sharpened, brand-new pencil in your hand, ready to doodle and draw.

And not only are we back to school, but we’re back to the DT Pod! We’re kicking off the new season with a DT Classic: Inside Weather, the podcast edition. That’s right. You know I love to talk about feeeeeeelings. And sometimes our feelings can feel so big, we can’t find words to describe them.  

That’s where drawing comes in.

DrawTogether Kid and an inside weather chart!

This week on the pod, we’re imagining our feelings as weather. That’s right, windy, icy, cloudy, sunny, sometimes several weathers at once! And we welcome all of it. Pencils up, friends. Press play above and let’s draw.

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The man who loved clouds

In addition to drawing our weather in the podcast, we also learn about Luke Howard. Luke was a self-taught artist who grew up in England in the 1700s and was totally obsessed with clouds.

In fact, after years and years of careful study and hundreds of drawings in his weather notebook (he kept a weather notebook - like a sketchbook for weather!), Luke Howard created the cloud classification system we still use today.

From the wonderful book The Man Who Named the Clouds, written by Julie Hannah and Joan Holub with illustrations by Paige Billin-Frye.

The awesome website for the UK’s Science Museum has Luke Howard’s original cloud studies to explore. Here are a few of his gorgeous sketches:

Cloud study by Luke Howard, c1803-1811: Cumulostratus, with possible sunken nimbus. Pencil with blue and grey wash, touched with white, 17x31cm
Cloud study by Luke Howard, 1808: Nimbus against light of sun, low in sky. Pencil and blue wash.
Cloud study by Luke Howard, c1803-1811: Nimbus showing anvil with cumulus and water vapor streaming out. Blue, grey and buff wash with white, 13x26cm.

If you need more Luke Howard in your life (honestly, don’t we all?), be sure to check out The Man Who Named the Clouds, written by Julie Hannah and Joan Holub with super-fun illustrations by Paige Billin-Frye.

The Man Who Named the Clouds is a great, kid-friendly read about the 17th-century artist and cloud-obsessive Luke Howard

BONUS POD ACTION! Some great news from our friends Lulu Miller and RadioLab: they just launched a new KIDS PODCAST! It’s called Terrestrials, and the latest episode is about an extremely rad octopus mom. And y’all, it absolutely rocks. Terrestrials + DT = Science + Art = True Love Forever. Give it a listen here! And draw an inky octopus!

Next week: Episode 2! DT GUT members, see you Sunday!

Everything is better when we DrawTogether <3



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DrawTogether with WendyMac
DrawTogether with WendyMac
The world's first drawing podcast! Drawing teacher Wendy Mac offers a bite-sized, no-experience-required interactive art adventure - all you need is a piece of paper and pen. We learn about art and artists and some drawing skills, while building curiosity, confidence and connection. For kids (of all ages.) https://club.drawtogether.studio