Unlock the MAGIC of your Markers!


The Doodle Institute is committed to building Courses, Community and Careers for Visual Thinkers like YOU!

The Doodle Institute is one of the only learning environments that encourages our students to doodle. We want our students to understand the power of visual learning. We believe when you put pen to paper, you open your heart channel to ideas, insights and inspirations.

Have you ever seen people take awesome sketch notes in their journal, on their iPad or at a flipchart? Do you want to learn how you can draw large scale doodles for organizations large and small? Do you want to make infographics to explain complex ideas? Or are you interested in bringing more creativity and innovation to your current job? Or maybe you have seen one of those popular hand drawn videos and thought, "I can do that!" Well, YOU CAN!

Unlock the MAGIC of your Markers!

From infancy to industry, doodling has practical and powerful applications. Mathematicians and scientists use doodles to explain complex theories and equations. Business people use doodles to map business plans and strategies. Across the globe, people from all walks of life are doodling to help them communicate – to give visual representation and meaning to their ideas and to help others. Doodles help people innovate.

I know, you are going to say, “But I am not an artist.”

These courses were created with you in mind. We believe visual thinking is not about ART but IDEAS. This is a skill that anyone can learn and apply to all industries and careers. We all use whiteboards, why not learn how to make your ideas come to life!

During this program you will:

  • Learn the basics of drawing shapes, people and color.
  • Create simple, colorful and dynamic diagrams.
  • Build roadmaps and flowcharts designed for ideation.
  • Discover the power of arts and healing.
  • Understand how to clean your drawings and share them online.
  • Develop your doodles into Illustration and Infographics.
  • Define the boundaries needed for your creative container.
  • Dive into extreme self-care.
  • Create rituals to help you ride the waves of creativity.
  • Know how you can grow your own business.
  • Draw out the Roadmap for the new vision of YOU!


And the world needs YOU to bring those talents to all kinds of careers. Taking visual notes is a skill that can be trained and used in any line of work. Are you a teacher, coach, therapist, trainer, homeschooler or facilitator?

The Doodle Institute

A collection of courses designed to introduce you to the world of How to Become a Rockstar Graphic Recorder. By going through the Doodle Your Dreams Program created by Diane Bleck, students will discover the MAGIC of combining their heart, mind and hand to build a a unique set of skills that will change the way they learn, play and work.

21 Doodle Days

Yes, I want to learn to Doodle in 21 Days.  Learn to doodle in 21 easy to follow lessons to teach you how ...

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Sketchbook Basics

Discover the wonderful world of doodling. We created this as the first course in the DOODLE YOUR DREAMS Program ...

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You Can Doodle

You will build on the basics of doodling to understand more about the history of drawing. Once you know the history, ...

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Electronic Doodles

Now that you are feeling confident about doodling, let’s look at all the ways you can doodle for home, school o...

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Spirit of Doodles

 When you connect Pen to Paper you open your heart channel. How do you maintain your creative spirit when workin...

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Business of Doodles

Ready to start developing a business model around your doodles. But where do you start? What is your plan? How big do...

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I am on a mission to UNLOCK CREATIVITY at Home, School & Work!



Watch this video of Diane Bleck presentation to over 300 event planners at Caesars Palace where she shared how to use doodling to unlock your ideas at work!

How to Unleash Your Creativity

On this episode of the Style Queen Podcast we discussed the importance of using your gifts and pursuing your dreams with passion and determination.

Don't Tell Me Not to Doodle, Just Sit & Listen!

Diane (Durand) BLECK from the Doodle Institute performs at the Welcome Reception for the International Forum of Visual Practitioner's 18th Annual Conference, Big Apple 2013, July 23, 2013.

Big Ideas Start as a DOODLE!

Join me for a fun interview with Allison Crow, my mentor and coach as we talk about "Show Your Work - Share Your Heart" and her amazing CAMP STAR HEART.

"The Doodle Institute has changed my life! If you are ready to take your Doodling to the next level, then this course is for you!   The course work is so valuable with a ton of fabulous information along with some awesome golden nuggets. Each session provides you a deeper dive into fulfilling your dreams.  "

Darlene Cothran

"You believed in me before I did. And that made all the difference."

Michael Schlegel

"Thank you to the wonderful community that surrounds the Doodle Institute. I appreciate your kind words and the time you took to write a note of encouragement when I really needed it. I never felt alone on this journey because I knew that the group surrounded me with love and light. Its been a pleasure to meet everyone through the monthly coaching calls. Your presence has motivated and supported me simultaneously to move ahead. I look forward to seeing how everyones journey unfolds in 2017. We’ve come so far in such a short period of time. What a blessing this time has been. "

Paula Kehoe

"Diane Bleck I'm not entirely sure what kind of crazy voodoo magic is going on here… but DANG that vision board is like a freaking UNIVERSE MAGNET… My mind is blown. So insanely blown today. AMAZING."

Liliana Toboas

"Thank you so much, Diane! You and the Doodle Friends gave me that extra kick to be braver, more fearless than I've ever been. Much much thanks and gratitude!"

Michael Carroll

"Because of you, Diane Bleck and Allison Crow and countless Doodle Peeps in my cheering section...I have two private FB groups that "I" play conductor of my little but mighty orchestra of art....where I share my heart and show my work.... I am creating every week and letting my journey of creativity unfold.... Much GRATITUDE over here....❣️❣️❣️ "

Beth Ytell Kang

"Diane, I am feeling so grateful for you today and for your lessons in the Doodle Institute. Thank you so much for all you do and for all of your encouragement to all of your students. ❤️ "

Tammy Judd Jenny

Unlock the MAGIC of your Markers!