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Make the art YOU want to make!

A community-led framework to guide and facilitate your unique artistic journey at all levels.

I’ve developed a framework to propel aspiring artists from stage to stage in the artistic journey. This framework is built around the common obstacles we all face and teaches how to adopt the matching qualities to overcome them.

But the framework is just part of the puzzle. I’n order to continue moving along our journey, we need encouragement and support.

Here in Might Could Studiomates, you’ll join a community of artists developing creativity, discovering styles, and creating dream projects.

This is your studio.

These are your studiomates.

A Vibrant Community

We have all kinds of people here in our community! From young to young at heart, from Japan to Nebraska, from aspiring artists to professionals—everyone is welcome here.

Diverse + Inclusive

Our Studiomates are spread out over 30 countries! Make connections with people all over the world who share a passion for making.

Fellow Artists at All Levels

Studiomates is a safe place to share your art with like-minded people. Share successes, issues, emotions, and thoughts. We all need support to make it on our artistic journeys—we’re here for each other!

Ready to become a Studiomate?

The Framework

We have 4 artist milestones...

Budding Artist: For artists beginning their journey.

Compassionate Artist: For artists developing their creative 

Exploring Artist: For artists discovering their artistic style.

Producing Artist: For artists creating larger art projects.

...and a process to propel you to the next milestone in your journey!

The aspiring artist doesn’t need someone to show them how to make their art. They need a supportive community that will make art with them. They need nurturing, encouragement, and the support of other artists who understand the obstacles they’re facing.

Most artists never got this early support. And so, most artists never progress from that point, forever calling themselves Aspiring Artists.

Studiomates changes all that. 

This framework helps artists travel along their artistic journey through a series of Studios, Clubs, and Topics.

The Studios

Our online courses.

Art School Boot Camp

Develop your artistic skills through a series of mini-classes on the art school fundamentals including: Composition, Gesture, Color, Art History, Character Design, Style, Ideas, Success, and Anatomy.

Artistic Intelligence

Harness your creative mindset through Artistic Intelligence.

This Studio is currently being built.

Sketchbook to Style

Discover your artistic style through our step-by-step system designed to guide you through the journey of starting a sketchbook practice to discover your unique artistic style and voice.

The Clubs

Our challenges, chats, and events.


A drawing challenge to give you the lil’ kick in the butt you need to finally draw consistently!

Drink and Draw

Grab the drink of your choice and your sketchbook to chat and draw together with us!

Book Club

A book club to read and discuss art-related books together!

Essay Discussions

A space to read and have deeper conversations spurred by this week’s essay.

Movie Night

Where we watch art-related movies together and chat while we watch!

Digital Art Q+A

Ask our resident Digital Art Expert your questions about drawing apps, software, and tech!


When you’re feeling stuck, don’t know what to draw—collaborate with us in this group project!

Studiomates Hosts

Wanna start your own club, event, or initiative? Become a host and plan it here with us!

The Topics

Our conversations, resources, and posts.

Tool Talk

Ask questions and get answers about pens, paper, paints, and more!

Weekly Recap

A collection of highlights from the community each week.

Studio Hour

A dedicated time to make art alone, together!

Art Share

A dedicated time to make art alone, together!

Inspiration Library

A collective resource of inspiring books, videos, articles, and websites.

Process Work

Share your works in progress and ask about other artist’s process.


Helpful tips and reminders for staying on track with our practice.

Art Workspaces

Photos and questions about desk setups and creative workspace

Studio Playlist

Share favorite songs and playlists to get in the creative zone.

Techniques + Tuts

Ask questions about specific techniques or share valuable tutorials.

Road Map

Ask questions about specific techniques or share valuable tutorials.

Office Hours

A bi-weekly live chat to get help using our platform and sharing feedback.

The Hosts

Might Could Team Photo, Christine Nishiyama

Christine Nishiyama

Community Founder

Christine founded Might Could in 2012 and has since taught 75,000+ students in her online courses, written 100+ essays on creativity, traditionally published 1 (of 4) books with Scholastic, and self-published 1 book. 

She founded Studiomates in 2018 and is host of the Studios, Essay Discussion, Studio Hour, Office Hour, Movie Night, and Member Outreach. She is also co-host of Drink + Draw, MightCouldDrawToday, and MightCouldCollaborate.

Lisa M Hascall Kanazawa

Community Manager

After completing Sketchbook to Style as a student, Lisa joined the Might Could team in 2019. 

She is the host of Tool Talk Thursday and Weekly Recap. She is also co-host of Drink + Draw and MightCouldDrawToday, and works diligently in our community to support our members and hosts.


Kadazia Allen-Perry, Studiomates Host


Project Incubator

Carla Furey, Studiomates Host


Drink + Draw

Ryphna-St-John, Studiomates Host



Masina Sausi, Studiomates Host




Digital Art Q+A

Tatiana-Marza, Studiomates Host


Book Club

Dale Walker, Studiomates Host


Drink + Draw

Who this community is for:

  • You want to be part of a community of artists
  • You feel lost, confused, or frustrated when you draw
  • You are tired of not knowing what to do to grow as an artist
  • You want to develop and commit to a creative habit
  • You want to learn to draw more, love to draw more, have more ideas, and more confidence in your art
  • You don’t have many opportunities to share your art with others
  • You feel like your art is never good enough (and want that to change)
  • You draw a lot but are ready to up your game and elevate their art

Who this community is NOT for:

  • You do not want to be creative
  • You think making art is a waste of time
  • You are looking for a group dedicated only to art fundamentals like perspective, shading, or anatomy
  • You are looking to learn how to make money quick from your art
  • You expect to grow as an artist without connecting with others or sharing ideas
  • You don’t like inspiration, open-mindedness, or positive vibes!

Ready to become a Studiomate?

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll be prompted to make your account and upon completion you can immediately log directly into the community, so you can dive in right away!

Our Studiomates community is hosted on Mighty Networks, a platform which is simple but robust, well-organized, and easy to navigate. You can access the community through the desktop website address or the mobile app, available on iOS and Android.

The FREE plan gives you access to:

  • A vibrant and supportive artistic community
  • All topics
    • Tool Talk
    • Studio Hour
    • Weekly Recap
    • Art Share
    • Inspiration Library
    • Process Work
    • Productivity
    • Art Workspaces
    • Studio Playlist
    • Techniques + Tutorials
    • Community Roadmap
    • Office Hours
  • 2 Clubs:
    • Might Could Draw Today
    • Essay Discussion

The PAID plan gives you access to:

  • A vibrant and supportive artistic community
  • All topics
    • Tool Talk
    • Studio Hour
    • Weekly Recap
    • Art Share
    • Inspiration Library
    • Process Work
    • Productivity
    • Art Workspaces
    • Studio Playlist
    • Techniques + Tutorials
    • Community Roadmap
    • Office Hours
  • All clubs
    • Might Could Draw Today
    • Essay Discussion
    • Drink and Draw
    • Book Club
    • Movie Night
    • Digital Q+A
  • 2 Studios
    • Art School Boot Camp mini-classes: Composition, gesture, color, art history, character design, emotions, style, ideas, success, and anatomy
    • Project Incubator

Art School Boot Camp is included in a paid Studiomates membership.

Sketchbook to Style is an add-on that opens enrollment a few times a year. Studiomates and email subscribers will be notified when the course opens and you can purchase it seperately from your Studiomates membership.

Artistic Intelligence is currently being built and is not yet open for enrollment. You’ll be notified when it’s available!

When you sign up, you can choose the monthly subscription, where you will be automatically billed each month, or the annual membership where you are charged once a year at a discounted price. You can cancel your subscription and membership at any time.

That’s higgly piggly! I believe everyone can draw! If you like to draw or want to draw or want to like to draw, this community is for you, and full of people like you! All of us are here because we’re creative one way or another, and we’re all here to grow together, no matter where you’re starting.

 I believe artists and their styles are always growing and changing, and can always benefit from experimenting and playing in different environments. This community has many different ways that you can learn, grow, and interact with the community. And even if you already make art with other people, I still think you’d benefit from all the exposure to different people and viewpoints—hearing new creative perspectives and sharing your work with the community!

You can cancel your membership at anytime for any reason, and you won’t be charged again.

You can email me (Christine!) directly at: christine@mightcouldstudios.com

Ready to join? Choose Your Plan:


All Topics + 2 Clubs
$ FREE! Forever
  • All Topics
  • #MightCouldDrawToday
  • Essay Discussion


All Topics + All Clubs + 2 Studios
$ 14
  • Base Community
  • #MightCouldDrawToday
  • Essay Discussion
  • Drink + Draw
  • Book Club
  • Movie Night
  • Digital Art Q+A
  • MightCouldCollaborate
  • Project Incubator
  • Art School Boot Camp