So who am I? Why should you get started here? And what’re you actually gonna get?
As adults, we often lose sight of our creativity:
Always wanted to draw, but think you’re not good enough? Draw when you were a kid, but now you’ve left it behind?
Heard all these great things about creativity and drawing and how it helps you release stress, problem solve, spark ideas…
But don’t know where to start or it’s been a while?
Did you know that drawing’s the easiest route to reigniting creativity?
You choose – start with my free beginner guide (below) or, if you want to head straight into classes or workshops click here
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“Thank you for helping to create a very special Christmas present for my family!”
Through drawing, we can rediscover our creative selves and receive inspiration, happiness, creativity and joy in the process. We can inspire and influence change. We can mobilise communities. We can highlight issues peacefully. Our species have been drawing since the dawn of time. Most of us drew as children. Drawing is frequently used in art therapy. The power of drawing has a lot more to it than many would believe and I’m here to help with making it easy and accessible again.
“Your story was so smart, profound and inspirational that it somehow made me feel like home. You rock!!! Keep on drawing and inspiring people! Thank you!!!” – Apocrypha Story Telling Participant
It’s a unique gift that’s experienced in unforgettable, surprising and remarkable ways. Drawing’s frequently used in forms of art therapy and personal and professional development, for its cathartic, stress releasing and idea sparking properties. It’s a language before words.
Join us for classes or workshops and make sure you download my free, beginner guide (below) where I walk you through that first step. Seeing differently.
Email: email@example.com and tell me where you want to go – classes or workshops. I’ll get straight back to you with availability.
English or Japanese ok! にご連絡下さい！
Classes: Online, 1-1, Group Classes Classes start January 24th 2017. Click for dates ***New Year Course: FULLY BOOKED, Spring Course: Registration open!!***
Creativity Workshops Click Here For Dates & Details
For Work. For School. For Home.
Art Retreats: application only. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for 2017. Click here for video or on the you tube picture below
My art teacher Divya taught me so much! My door of happiness opened thanks to her lesson. It’s more than just drawing. It’s magic!!! It’s totally worth experiencing this new world. So beautiful!
冬レッスン: 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21*** FULLY BOOKED***
春レッスン: 4/4, 4/18, 5/9, 6/6, 6/13***REGISTRATION OPEN***
秋レッスン: 9/21, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7***Check for Updates***
Drawing. Done Differently.
To access my free beginner guide, email me at: email@example.com so I can get to know you, or pop your email in the side bar on the right right, or side bar at the bottom. Let me know what you’d like to do next and what you need: classes, workshops or getting away for a retreat.
What you’ll get:
Beautiful 22 page booklet
Learn how to approach the blank page
Learn how to see differently
Step 1 & my top tip for drawing
An Inspiring Short Film: Drawing For Stories
Email me to say hello or pop your name and email into the form on the side or at the bottom to access: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi I’m Divya. I’m a British artist in Tokyo helping people reignite creativity at home and at work through drawing. I’ve been drawing my whole life: since being a child and not having words to express my feelings, to growing up and being in situations I couldn’t control, to figuring out what I wanted from life, to creating a life where I now live in Japan. Drawing has always helped me digest daily life and through sharing drawing with others, from children to the elderly and from classes to community projects, I’ve learned even more about what it has the power to do.
I get assigned by TEDx to host workshops, by LUSH to highlight issues they care about through creative events, by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan to take part in creative community aid work, by For Empowering Women in Japan to host creativity workshops, by Dokkyo University to empower their international students through creativity classes and by Tokyo Helps to raise money for community relief fundraising campaigns.
Years of experience teaching within the international school environment, have familiarised me with what’s good and what’s not so good about our education system. Being raised around the world, has made me into someone who lights up around others. My classes and workshops are for all ages, abilities and walks of life.
I’ve coached preschoolers to adults and have held countless live painting events, community events, classes and workshops. Sharing drawing’s my life’s work and what I absolutely know I do best. (Writing a book about it too. You can read the intro chapter here)
Why? I love the light up moments. When faces light up in recognition of what they’ve created.
Been a while? Believe you can’t? The biggest renewable resource available to us, is one that doesn’t get given enough attention at school or at work. From idea sparking to stress relief, team building to highlighting important issues, discovering purpose, motivation and daily joy – creativity is the one thing that no one can take from you and the one thing that only increases the more the you use it.
Pick up a pencil. Start and see. I’ll show you how.
Wanna dip your toe in? Email for my free beginners guide or pop your email in the menu bar to the right or at the bottom
Can’t find what you’re after? Get in touch with me right here: email@example.com
And…things just got even better! Want us to bring creativity to your home or office?
Divya’s now partnered with her husband, Masahiro Kato, to be able to deliver workshops bilingually. The British-Japanese husband and wife team are combining their shared experiences of creative living around the world, in order to being creativity to your home or workplace.
These are workshops with a difference and the experience will be an unforgettable one for your family or for your team. Creativity workshops click here
Husband and wife team, Divya and Masahiro Kato, have been working together since they met in 2013. They have both led lives guided by creativity and believe this is what ultimately brought them together. Although British and Japanese by nationality, they draw on experiences from being raised around the world, with influences from different cultures. Both with years of teaching experience: within the international school environment, privately and through public events and workshops. What they have to share with you and your family or team at work, is an unforgettable experience reintroducing you to the joy of creating – something often left behind in adulthood and something that sparks countless ideas, conversations and connections.
The ways of business are changing. The new way involves connection, creativity and innovation.
Follow Divya’s most recent work and daily drawings via Instagram. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org