An online drawing curriculum for kids ages 9-18.

Turn sketchiness into artistic confidence!

So you don’t think drawing

is a universal language we ought to be teaching to our students?

Drawing is a GLOBAL language kids are motivated to learn.


 “To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.”

Maria Montessori

Graphite Squad is a step-by-step college-level drawing curriculum for 5th – 12th grades.

Because kids ages 9 & up are developmentally ready to learn to draw realistically, IF it is taught! Like learning a new language, when drawing skills are honed early they become a native visual language that is retained for a lifetime, even without constant use.

Learning to draw fosters these skills:

  • Problem-solving
  • Sequencing
  • Observation
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Stress Management
  • Concentration
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual communication
  • Curiosity
  • Synthesizing information
  • Intrapersonal Competencies
  • Mindfulness
  • Two 10-week-long semesters can be custom formatted to your school’s needs
  • Videos & written lessons for multiple learning styles
  • Cross-curriculum math skills worksheets
  • Photos of objects to draw
  • Photos of successful & unsuccessful drawings
  • Supplies list to make ordering for your class a snap
  • Coming Soon! Grading rubrics for each lesson
  • Coming Soon! Checklist of National Arts Standards
  • Custom integration with your LMS (Canvas, etc)

Ellie, Age 12, [Before] First drawing on their own & [After] Completing all of semesters 1 & 2

Michelle, Age 7, [Before] 1st Drawing on their own & [After] 15 group class hours covering all of semesters 1 & 2.

Anneke, Age 9, [Before] graphite pear drawing in the first few lessons & [After] graphite pear drawing after full curriculum.

School/District Administrators & Teachers

Bring Graphite Squad to your classroom, school or district. Contact us for a quote!

Home School Students & Parents

Learn to draw like you always wished to draw. Purchase annual access here!

Trusted by teachers & students at these learning institutions

Offered at 28 Partner Schools of the Austin Independent School District as a part of Spring 2021 CLI

Graphite Squad is priced with school budgets in mind!

Add-ons available, please contact for pricing:

Project Based Learning Packages focusing on

Social Emotional Learning;
Cross Curriculum Mathematics;
Cross Curriculum Science;

Additional Packages

Continuing Professional Development for your teaching staff;
Printed Book of written lessons;
Printable PDFs of written lessons;
National Core Standard Checklist;
State Standards Checklist;
Specific Custom Assignments for each lesson for your school’s learning needs;
Grading Rubrics/Answer Keys for each Assignment;
Teacher Total Curriculum Training (train in the entire curriculum);
Teacher Private Lesson (get help on an hourly basis);
Additional Tech Support;
Integration into your LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, etc)

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