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Drawing Bootcamp
Create Art for Your Own Gallery Show!
Get started drawing or grow your talent by learning the creative process of a pro illustrator. Jammers will build a portfolio and host an art gallery show.
$99USD
One course, one child, one year.
iOS
Android
Web
"The TV is off and JAM is on!"
- Eva Kee
Mom of 10-year-old
For ages 8-14
No experience necessary
Pencil and paper required
Work at your own pace
21 Quests
Quests are the foundation of JAM courses.  These challenges are designed to help kids achieve mastery by trying.
1
Initiation Quest
2
Intros
3
Workspaces
4
Monsters
5
Pencil Lines
6
Experiments
7
New Tools
8
Observation
9
Shading
10
Rulers
11
Memory
12
Epic Party
13
Perspective
14
Worlds
15
New Characters
16
Wizards
17
Giant Drawings
18
Dreams
19
Paint
20
Mixed Media
21
Show Time
Tips
Your mentor will give you tips along the way – stuff only pros would know.
Life Skills
Woven into every JAM course are lessons that will last a lifetime.
Drawing
Imagination
Storytelling
Creativity
Observation
113 Activities
Each quest is broken down into fun steps so you’ll never get stuck.
Mentorship
Mentors are JAM’s version of a teacher.  They’re experts in their fields and generously share what they know.  Through them Jammers get a glimpse into the life of a pro.
Hi, I'm your mentor, Lauren May. I’m a professional illustrator who draws for a living! I especially love sketching monsters, wizards, and tea parties. Let’s find your specialty.
Safety
No trolls. No jerks. No exceptions.
We have a proven record of creating online learning experiences that are safe and inspiring for kids. We do this because safety and privacy are paramount, but also because we know that learning and creativity can't happen unless everyone feels fearless to be themselves. JAM posts are only viewable by other kids in the course and moderators who have passed rigorous background checks. No one over 18 allowed! Our moderators keep JAM safe for all kids, answer their questions, and provide encouragement and feedback.
Testimonials
Parents JAM
It does everything you promise! It turns screen time into learning time, it creates a global creative community of kids, it encourages and energizes him to try new things and stick with one idea longer than he might have on his own.
Danya
Mom in New York, NY
I’m very impressed by the moderator comments. My boys love the personal and fast feedback they get.
Rebecca
Mom in Milton, MA
Kids are enjoying it because there is no pressure, you get a whole year to finish. It’s also very affordable.
Tayne
Dad in Alberta, Canada
Pedagogy
3x More Learning
We don't lecture kids at JAM. Research shows that doing activities and receiving feedback is more effective than listening to a lecture – as much as 3x more effective! This is according to research conducted by Eric Mazur at Harvard; Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman at Stanford; and Kelly Hogan at UNC Chapel Hill. Unlike most other online learning services where students work alone, at JAM, kids share each other's passion for what they're learning and are eager to give and receive feedback. Doing JAM quests will give your kid unique opportunities to try something new, with the added bonus of getting to meet others they can learn from and teach. The knowledge they gain on JAM will last for many years to come because it's rooted in a positive social experience. There’s no learning by cramming or memorization here. Instead, it's just a perfect circle of trying, failing, collaborating and growing.
FREE Trial
Your first JAM course begins with a free 7-day trial period.
If your kid doesn’t think it’s the best thing ever, just cancel. You will not be charged until your trial has expired.
Step-by-Step Projects
Personal Feedback
Professional Moderation
Parent Guides
Support 7 Days a Week
Work At Own Pace
For super duper fast help please check our FAQ
or us at 1-844-TALK-JAM