Illustration of Christine Nishiyama drawing and thinking

Hi, I'm Christine Nishiyama!

Artist + Founder of Might Could

I’m a sketchbook-drawing, book-making, essay-writing, class-teaching artist who loves to help other artists discover and explore their artistic styles. 

I’m here to make the art that feels like me, and I want to help you make the art that feels like you!

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I think and talk about art making differently than most artists.

I believe most people begin learning to draw the wrong way. I don’t focus on “how-to” and technique. There’s plenty of that already on the internet. I focus on exploration and discovery. I don’t want to teach you how to draw like I do, I want to teach you how to discover the way you draw.

I believe everyone can draw, make art, and call themselves artists. Not just those who went to art school or make money from their art. If you make something—if you make art—you’re an artist.

I believe an artist’s mindset is both their greatest asset and biggest obstacle. Many of our struggles are caused by misguided thinking, and I believe we can learn to identify those thoughts, change our behavior, and fall back in love with drawing.

The pillars of Might Could

'Tain't What You Do. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

I write weekly essays on creativity and art making for my email subscribers.

I'm Not a Teacher. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

I teach online courses—not so you can learn how to draw like me, but so you can learn how to draw like you!

I host a creative community to provide support and connection on our artistic journeys.

 

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