Where Every Drawing Tells a Story

Steve Harpster has illustrated over 200 children's books and visited over 500 elementary schools where he preforms live drawing presentations. The students love to share their drawing and stories about their characters and this sparked an idea in Harpster. An art site where kids learn how-to-draw characters with fun animated videos. Story Prompt worksheets and Comic Book worksheets to encourage writing and story creation. Suddenly, Harptooniacs was born! The goal of Harptooniacs is to get both kids and adults drawing, creating, and imagining.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age is Harptooniacs for?

Harptooniacs drawing lessons are fun for any age. Use them for a family drawing night or to entertain kids for a quiet activity. The lessons are designed to be somewhat open ended so that a 1st grader can enjoy the step-by-step drawing but a 5th grader will enjoy the creativity.

How often do NEW lessons come out on Harptooniacs?

NEW lessons every month, PLUS a ton of lessons currently on the site. 

Can I purchase a subscription for my nephew, even though he lives in another state?

Creativity and imagination is a great gift! Perfect for a young artists or an educator to use in the classroom. Purchase a subscription to Harptooniacs as a gift HERE. 

What is included in a membership?

NEW video art lessons each month, printable drawing and storytelling worksheets, and an interactive picker wheel. Plus, you will belong to a community of artist engaged in drawing and writing. 

Can I use these drawing lessons in my classroom?

Please do! Cast the lessons from your phone to a TV or monitor for group drawing. Print off the Story Prompt Worksheets and share them with students. 

Are the lessons closed caption for the hearing impaired? 

These lessons do not have close captions. The drawing lessons are set to music and text/visual direction. 

More advanced lessons, like digital painting lessons and animation, do not have close caption and rely on speech or auditory directions. 

What devices does Harptooniacs work on?

Harptooniacs work IOS and Android devices. Watch lessons using a phone, tablet, or computer. Cast lessons to a TV or monitor for group drawing.

Are there other ways to get your drawing lessons, or do I have to purchase a membership?

The membership gives you access to all of the lessons and content. But if memberships are not your thing Harptooniacs  has individual Video Art Books for sale here LINK.

How do I cancel?
If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel your membership at any time. Follow the prompts to cancel on the Billing page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.

Try 3 Lessons for FREE

Just tell us what you love to draw and an email address and you'll get three FREE lessons to try. 

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Kind Words about Harptooniacs

Thank you Steve, our niece is a huge fan! She has autism and her superpower is drawing. She is a very talented artist and with your help is enjoying writing too. Thank you, you are amazing!

<div class="editor-content"><p><strong>Kelly Morran</strong></p></div>, <div class="editor-content"><p>Park City, Utah</p></div>

Kelly Morran

Park City, Utah

Harptooniacs was a great find! My youngest son, Jack, has never enjoyed writing but LOVES to draw. Now he is engaged in story writing and making comics.

<div class="editor-content"><p><strong>Sarah Pembrook</strong></p></div>, <div class="editor-content"><p>South Haven, Michigan</p></div>

Sarah Pembrook

South Haven, Michigan

My family and I loved your how to draw books and decided to give Harptooniacs a try. The kids absolutely love spinning the wheel and making funny drawings and stories. The site is truly wonderful.

<div class="editor-content"><p><strong>Randy Motts</strong></p></div>, <div class="editor-content"><p>Tempe, Arizona</p></div>

Randy Motts

Tempe, Arizona

Harptooniacs Video Art Books

Subscriptions not your thing? Purchase a Video Art Book for a one time fee. Own these lessons on your phone, tablet, or computer. It's the perfect alternative to a subscription.