Art Career: Imagineering

Last week’s Studio Habit of Mind was Understanding Art Worlds: I can learn about art careers and how artists work with other artists. Today’s link is about an art career called Imagineering. Yes, that’s a real job title and it combines many fields, like math, science, engineering, and art.

Below is a link for Khan Academy’s “Imagineering in a Box” course, which goes through 3 design stages: 1) Build your own world 2) Build your own attractions 3) Build your own character. This is a free course that provides a lot of information and creative opportunities. 

Artist: Jen Stark, painter & sculptor

Jen Stark is a contemporary artist who creates paintings, sculptures, installations, and public artworks. Here’s her website to see more of her artworks. 

What do you notice about Jen Stark’s artwork? What do you like?

Here’s how to create a Jen Stark-inspired drip drawing:


  1. Write your name and class on the back of your paper.
  2. Draw one section of wavy lines. Add more sections of wavy lines.
  3. Add more lines that follow your first line sections, make sure to leave space in between your lines.
  4. Trace your lines with markers.
  5. Add color with crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels. You can add them in patterns (like white, black, white, black) or rainbow order.
  6. Optional: When done coloring, cut the paper to have a wavy edge.
  7. Have fun!

Art Job: Industrial Designer

Almost everything you use during your day was designed by an industrial designer. From your water bottle to your notebook, an industrial designer had to think of what it would look like and how it would work.

Think of an item you’d want to use. How can you make it better? What will you add, take away, or change? Draw, collage, or build your new design.