Be Loud: an illustration to promote The School of Doodle

Back this school and you could get a Kusama doodle

Or an original work by Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono or Marina Abramović, courtesy of a new online art school for girls

Can the development of artistic skills help girls in other ways? School of Doodle certainly thinks so. This new online start-up, currently raising investment via Kickstarter, argues that an active imagination and a developed creative capacity also aids a girl’s self-confidence. With this in mind, the school sets out to nurture artistic practice among teenage girls, by providing an online academy - part classroom and part content platform - with original programming from famous names, such as John Baldessari, Taryn Simon and Marina Abramović, as well as professional tutors, plus plenty of additional activity to engage nascent creativity.


Yayoi Kusama is among the artists donating work to School of Doodle
Yayoi Kusama is among the artists donating work to School of Doodle


Want to help out, and get some great art in return? Well, a number of well-known artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Jenny Holzer, Marina Abramović, Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono, as well as notable female creatives beyond the art world, such as Courtney Love, Arianna Huffington and Natasha Lyonne, are donating drawings to the school. Pledge $5,000 or more, and you will receive one of their 11x14” signed artworks, drawn on archival paper, in time for Christmas. The school hasn’t released the images, and they won’t allow donors to request a specific artist, but you can list your top three choices, which they will try to accommodate.


For more, go here. For a richer understanding of some of the artists involved, try our monographs on Yayoi Kusama, Jenny Holzer and Marina Abramović. And if you’re an art lover keen to develop your own collection, then buy a copy of our book, Collecting Art for Love, Money and More Finally, for a richer insight into drawing today buy a copy of Vitamin D2.