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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Just me, I am a 47yo woman in Melbourne, Australia. I listen at home at the kitchen table when I have a moment. It gives me a break from everything. I love it, your cheery nature makes me smile and it makes my day. Wendy and your team - thank you for making the podcast.

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My kindergarteners listen to the podcast after lunch recess--we often replay them as they are so open ended. The social emotional component of breathing, the inviting playfulness and ease of the lessons, and Wendy's engaging and friendly voice make the entire 8-10 minutes so lovely. In the original podcast, the Draw Together music played as a lead in. I'm not so sure that happened with all the later ones, but I would love to have that included. It creates a lovely sense of anticipation and the children start humming it as they take out their tools prior to me pushing play. Thank you so very much for sharing something so special. DT Classroom in Humboldt County, CA

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My 2nd grade students and I listen in class. I also listen on my own and with my kiddos (1 and 4) at home. My favorite one recently was your mindful activity tracing the hands. My students and I did it together after lunch and I plan to do it again.

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It's me, a 38-years-old kid. I'm one of those sometimes-hated people who can draw pretty well (shout out to the "I can't draw" people out there: yes, you can) but these podcasts are really helpful in getting me out of my own head.

I struggle a lot with "seated meditation" so anything resembling meditation that involves doing something is up my alley.

Saturday and Sunday mornings, at the table (breakfast/lunch/dinner/anything table in this tiny apartment), are my go-to times and place.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I am a 62 year old woman who is trying to teach myself to draw. I discovered your kids classes through Austin Kleon's blog and enjoyed doing them myself to loosen up and have fun. I enjoy doing your podcast exercises in my work space. I also really enjoy your dt videos. Your joyful spirit is an inspiration!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I am a 73 year old artist from the UK. I draw along to Wendy’s sessions in my living room. I find the activities very relaxing and inspirational.

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I listen with my kids, usually after school at the dinner table (where we have the biggest communal surface to work on. After dinner never works the way I hope and I can't imagine the car being that useful unless the kids have a good portable surface to use. We do that for big road trips but as the podcast episodes are short, we'd be unlikely to listen anywhere other than where we have plenty of room for supplies.

I *did* want to add that I wish I had been able to attend the call/zoom because I wanted to tell you how fantastic the addition of the pencil as a character with its own sound/voice was. It totally brought me back to the days of PBS programs focused on drawing like Imagination Station or the Italian cartoon figure who follows what the hand draws. It added a great personality and I hope other implements will join the cast. :)

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Well, we did not know there was a podcast but we will listen as a family now!!

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

We listen to it as a family after dinner in our living room, just love it!

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I love watching DT with my kids as a family. It’s something we love to do on the weekend or days off school.

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

1] My granddaughter and I listen/draw when she's here.

I also share with my piano students from time to time.

2] I listen at different times of the day at home. My laptop sits on the kitchen counter. Plenty of space for drawing.

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Jan 19, 2022·edited Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

From Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, we are using the podcast as a warm-up in our weekly Doodle Hour virtual Zoom classroom! It’s super easy to pop on the podcast for everyone to listen together. The students have been really drawn (pun intended) to the science of how the exercises can help their brains and their moods, and they have asked to do more podcasts! Their ages are 5-12, and seeing how their imaginations change up the prompts is so fun!

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Jan 21, 2022·edited Jan 21, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

When my kids were at home last year, we all did it together. It only worked if they were in the right frame of mind, but that’s nothing under your control. 😀. Now, I think I’m flying solo for a bit. We tend to listen in the afternoon (EST) at the kitchen table. And, thank you so much for creating this. It’s wonderful in so many ways!

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Jan 21, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My 7 year-old and I - we love it :) We usually do it over weekends, or after school, in bed or at the dining table :)

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Jan 21, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My 7 year-old and I - we love it :) We usually do it over weekends, or after school, in bed or at the dining table :)

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My daughter has done some by herself and some with me. We work at the kitchen table! She and I each have dedicated DT notebooks and a special pen we use. Thank you Miss Wendy!!

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Jan 21, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Austin Kleon had podcasts 1 & 2 in a newsletter. Then I subscribed. Then I bought a gift subscription for a friend. I listen alone, at home. I have made a commitment to do a drawing a day for 1000 days. Am at day 34. Was at 70, missed a day and started counting over. DT is always playful for me. Shared the emotional doodles with a friend. Just keep doing it, please. Also thanks for the fundraiser to get supples to schools.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Hi! Thank you so much for the entire DT experience . I have been following DT since the beginning of the pandemic but have followed you much longer. I am 56. I listen at home and draw on sitting my living room sofa. My schedule is flexible as I freelance so it's mostly during the daylight hours that I draw.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I am listening and doing draw together with my child (7yo) at the kitchen table in the evenings after dinner. Friday night or weekend (we sometimes wait till monday night as a treat to get through monday). Only idea or suggestion is it is hard to do on phone as when the lock screen happens it shuts its off ( i grab the laptop) If you have an RSS feed we could use a podcast app.

Thank you so much!

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Jan 20, 2022·edited Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I've been spending time drawing with my 5 year old grandson on ZOOM and sometimes invite cousins to draw with us, too. It's been a wonderful way to spend time together, engaged and freely talking while drawing/painting. He loves the reveal at the end of the exercise and holds his painting up for the "audience." We miss the visual of the video lessons with Soso and the new studio. I hope you plan to create new videos as well as continue the podcasts. Love your enthusiasm and sharing art skills!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I'm a K-8 Montessori art teacher and I watch your videos and listen to your podcast for myself and to spark ideas and prompts. I love using the heart and regular spiral activities as a calming practice. There are so many parts of what and HOW you teach that are inspiring. I usually watch/listen at home when I'm brainstorming ideas for school. I used you as a resource for families during the worst part of the pandemic when so many people were keeping their kids home and I was teaching remotely. I thought your show was perfect for kids to do at home. I got great feedback from parents too. I think a few of them continue to follow you. Thanks for everything you do.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I listen and draw with the DT Podcast - a 30-something art museum professional. Usually as a brain break during the workday or as an art meditation in the evening before bed. I'm doing it at home in my apt at my remote work from home desk. Your DT channel, IG lives, and now this podcast have been so inspirational, personally and professionally. It's helped me connect with the practice of making art (usually I'm just LOOKING at and reading about art) with a beginner mindset. You are incredible and let me know if you come to Washington DC ever, would love to wander around the museum with you or visit the print study rooms there and mind meld! Thank you for everything! Can't wait to continue being a fan of your work!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I'm 28 and found you through Austin Kleon. I grew up watching shows like Pappyland/Pappy Drew-It and Zoom, and was met with a rush of nostalgia when I found your channel. For my "gown-up job" I work as an architect and draw all the time. But, I like to take the morning to get set up at my desk with my coffee and draw with WendyMac to get the creative juices flowing, and get back in touch with my inner child.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My 5 year old and I listen to the podcast, typically at home before or after dinner as a calm activity when he’d typically be bouncing off the walls. :) Thank you for sharing your love of art with us!!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Hi Wendy!

My 4th grade classroom loves doing the Draw Together Podcast! We do Podcast Thursdays where we listen and draw along to your most recent episode. Although they love seeing you (and Suso), we are loving the fresh content, SEL connections, and now learning about different artists.

I also enjoy previewing new episodes (or revisiting older ones) on my own at home. :)

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I am 65 and also found you through Austin Kleon. Love everything about this project.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I have been doing Draw Together with 3rd graders and it has been successful.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I am a 43yo woman living on the UK south coast. My 9 yo daughter and I dip in and out when we have time. Usually at the weekend, at the family dining table, or we will binge listen during term breaks. I love how listening and drawing together, side by side, connects us. She enjoys it immensely. Thank you. We've been joining in since the early days of Covid, and it would fill the endless afternoons of madness.

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I do it with my 6yo daughter and 8yo son at the kitchen table. It feels good to do it on a clean surface with all our supplies (so a great excuse to actually clean the table) We look forward to it every week! For when it wouldn’t work, we wait until we wouldn’t feel rushed and that we are all together. Also, I’m amazed at how well audio prompts and guidance works for drawing and much prefer it to video now. Please keep them coming.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

We (classroom) listen to it in the classroom. It is part of or morning routine.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I'm an adult listener who listens at home at night. You and your staff are so wonderful! I and the world thank you for what you're doing. ❤️

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Just me, and I listen to DTPodcast in my room and draw along on my table. I am 31 years old and a pedagogical guide, working at a school in Munich.

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Jan 20, 2022·edited Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Hallo from Milan! We connect together, me and my 9 years old son. Great drawing and English exercise for both! And super moment together! Valerio's drawing skills and manual ability have improved so much! He really craft masterpieces thanks to DT <3

And of course we are in love with Suzo <3 <3 <3

We connect on Friday afternoons CET, at home, in front of big TV, so we don't miss anything ;)

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

1) Me, so I can help my daughter for school 2) at home

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Jan 20, 2022·edited Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Just me :) I am a 36 y.o. visual&text content creator from Russia, who prefers to think of her as world citizen, and my hobby is pretty much all forms of creating I can lay my hands on 😂 Was really fascinated with your talk and subscribed to your mail list after watching. I listen to the podcast, uhm, from wherever I am when I get to it 🙃

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My kids (9 and 12) listen, generally after school while my wife is working at home. They do it together in one of their bedrooms.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My kids, ages 7 and 8, listen after school while I’m finishing work or making dinner. They sit at their desks in the living room to do the drawing exercises.

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My two girls and I listen/draw with the DrawTogether Podcast. We listen/draw at home, but when the weather gets nicer again I am excited to go outside and listen/draw under the trees.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

We LOVE it! We listen (and practice following directions) to it aloud together, in our 4th/5th grade classroom in Juneau, Alaska. The real time accuracy dedicated to doing what your instructions say, is super helpful! Individuals in our large class can always go back and/or practice on their own, at their own pace— thanks for sharing the links which students can access without a login!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I listen and draw with my two grandchildren ages 5 and 8. We usually listen on Fridays or Saturdays and draw at my art table. I have been teaching them about famous artists so we really enjoyed last week's podcast about Mondrian. I also really like the social-emotional component. The "inside weather" episode of the videos generates a lot of conversation. We have their drawings hanging on the wall and we often talk about how our inside weather is doing. We discovered your Draw Together videos through a friend and I think we have watched them all. I got them each a sketch book and it has been fun for them to look back through the sketchbook and talk about the different drawing lessons.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Hello DT Crew! My teaching partner and I recently introduced our first grade class to your DT videos. We made rockets for a peer who left the class. He loved rockets! I bet we rewinded the episode at least three times so they could see you running around discovering shapes. YES! I have been doing the videos for quite some time on my own. I got my mom to do several with me and my husband and son did the fun snowman podcast. I do the podcasts on my own but have shared a few with my class through my own instruction namely because I wasn't tech savvy yet. Soon! Thank you for all you do! Your passion is SO appreciated!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I'm a mom with two kids (age 4 and 6) and we have done every single one of your videos multiple times. We've done a couple of the podcasts and the kids still love Wendy, but they miss learning how to draw. The podcasts are more about meditation and my kids (and I) are more interested in building skills around drawing. The original videos were amazing because you taught meditation AND drawing. We miss drawing. If you aren't going to offer more videos can you please please please put the old videos back up on YouTube (or your own website). My kids keep asking for old favorites that are gone :(

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Hello! I’d love to listen with my class - I teach first grade, but I’m finding it hard to navigate the site. Can all the podcasts be stored in one place? Maybe I’m just missing something. Thank you!!!!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

My 6 year old daughter and I listen to it together, usually during a quiet moment on the weekend. She’s been Drawing Together since it all started and loved the podcast too. The pencil as its own character is a fun addition, and Wendy’s voice, timing and direction are all easy to follow and soothing. It’s like a meditation! It definitely invites different skills and demands a careful attention from little ones. But I think they’re up for it! As for comparing the DT show with the podcast: my kid will usually just listen once to the podcast, but she has seen every single one of the shows a million times.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I listen with my kids at home after school. Sometimes alone 🤫 I find that weekdays are when they are more open to having some sit down time. They play all weekend or we do family activities outside of home.

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I’m an elementary school art teacher currently at home with my 4 month old. We listen at home while rolling around on the living room floor. I hope to bring your podcast into the classroom in the coming months. I love your approach to the creative process and the freedoms that you encourage along the way!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I’m a Nana and my granddaughter (4 years old) and I have listened to the podcast. At first, it was a shock for her not to see WendyMac but it didn’t take long to use the cast as almost like background “music” to draw and paint to. And yes like others have said it’s been great just to have Wendy’s voice! Just listening for the 4 year old May be even better than the video because she quickly didn’t like her drawings as they didn’t look like Wendy’s. As an artist myself, I was worried this might squash her creativity. I, on the other hand, loved seeing how you “made” pictures!

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Jan 20, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I listen to the podcast on my own, while at home, in a comfy chair or at the dinner table with my sketchbook and pencil. I also have started sharing the podcast with my students. I teach art at an area public school. My classes are mixed ages 14-18. They love the podcast and drawing exercises as a warm up to our art projects.

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

I, Grandma, listen and draw with my Grandkids, ages 5&7. The kids have been inspired to do amazing and thoughtful creations.

We set up at the kitchen counter with my laptop and a stack of paper and markers, usually in the afternoons.

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Jan 19, 2022Liked by DrawTogether

Hello! I listen to DT by myself. I find it very relaxing, and it's the perfect length for me. I listen to it whenever I have time, and I listen at my art desk.

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