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About Our School


Sanctum Drawing School was founded on the belief that everyone can benefit from drawing.


We approach drawing like a language.  With a focus on developing skill through joyful practice, we provide instruction to develop visual vocabulary. While a career as a professional artist is both achievable and rewarding, the benefits of drawing are not exclusive to a career mindset. 


Drawing can function as dedicated time set aside for exploration, calm, and focus. Drawing can be an exciting mutually-shared event. Drawing can encourage measurable neurobiological benefits at any age.

We aim to provide every student with an expanded skillset in useful drawing practice.


Ryan O'Brien has been a working artist since 1996 as an illustrator, graphic designer, art director, product designer, and writer. In 2020, he founded Sanctum Drawing School and is the primary instructor.

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