Ballpoint pens are cool.

They’re inexpensive, ultra portable, come in a wide range of colors, and most importantly, they're a fab drawing tool. They're my favorite. (Can you tell?) 

Over years of practice, I’ve developed a pretty unique ballpoint drawing technique. Almost every day, someone asks me, " How did you do that?"

Enter JEN & INK, the online ballpoint course.

In this self-paced e-course, I will share my ballpoint pen drawing secrets and techniques. By the end, you will have the tools to create an abstract 1-color ballpoint drawing.


Course Supplies

  • Ballpoint pens

  • Smooth paper

  • A comfy place to sit

  • Your favorite beverage

  • A willingness to practice

No drawing skills necessary.

Seriously, if you can hold a pen, and you're willing to practice, you can learn my abstract ballpoint techniques. 


What you Get When you Enroll in Jen & Ink

  • INSTANT access to 5 in-depth lessons, each including step-by-step videos.

  • Almost 3 HOURS of up close and personal drawing video.

  • UNLIMITED lifetime access to the course material, including any future updates.

  • MEMBERSHIP in the private Jen & Ink Facebook group, where you can ask questions and share your work.

By the end of this course you’ll have a good understanding of my ballpoint drawing techniques so you can apply them in your own new and unique ways. 

Upon purchase you will have unlimited access to the materials, so you can work at your own pace, and can come and go as you please. No deadlines. No pressure to create! 

Kind Words from Jen & Ink Students

“What a great course, and I would recommend it to anyone! Jennifer is clear, easy to follow, funny, and informative!”
— Linda Bridgeman, Kemptville, Ontario Canada
“I purchased your course and I am loving it so far! I have only been practicing for a couple of days but I can already feel improvement in my technique. I tried the zentangle thing in the past, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Jennifer’s technique has fulfilled me so much more! Thank you so much for creating your course and sharing your unique style with the world! “
— Cassie Renz, Livermore, CA
Absolutely love Jennifer Johansson’s “Jen & Ink ballpoint pen e-course”, it is so easy to follow, and so much fun to watch. Very well explained, step by step, just follow along and pretty soon you are creating beautiful abstract works of art. I would recommend this course for any who loves art or just wants to be creative.
— Toni Mau, Plato, MN
I love the flow of Jennifer’s work, so I took her e-course. Her instructions were clear and it was easy to imitate her pen strokes once they were broken down into digestible chunks. I also appreciate having continued access, I have gone back several times to review areas I want to practice more. Additionally the Facebook group has been invaluable. I appreciate that Jennifer has continued to be available to offer advice. It’s well worth the small investment!
— Sherrina Hansen, Fresno, CA


Meet Your Instructor

I'm Jennifer Johansson and I've been making and teaching art for almost 20 years. (Whoa..How is that possible???) I have an OBSESSION with ballpoint pens and I just adore drawing with them. I do a fair amount of my drawing right here in my favorite seat on the couch, with a glass of wine nearby, and a Cubs game on in the background.  

I created JEN & INK because you asked. Over and over again you asked! So, I finally listened and made an online video course that I am really proud of. It felt awesome to be back in the "classroom" again, albeit virtually. (I taught middle school and high school art for 15 years. It was exhausting and exhilarating, all at the same time!)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start? Jen & Ink is a self-paced program that starts anytime you join.

Who is this course for? This course is for anyone with a interest to learn a unique ballpoint pen drawing technique. If you're willing to put in the time and the practice, you can learn how to draw abstractly with a ballpoint pen. 

What materials do I need? I’ll go into specifics in the class, but check out this blog post where I share my faves.

How long will I have access to the course materials? Forever! 

What if I need help or advice?  I have created a private Facebook Group for all course members to join. In the group, you can ask questions and share your work.

How are payments handled? Payment is securely processed using either credit card or PayPal.

What happens after I register for the course? You will receive 2 emails; a purchase confirmation and an email with the login details for your course. If you have any problems, please email jennifer@jenniferjohansson.com

Do you offer refunds? Sorry, e-courses are non-refundable.

Can I use this course in my K-12 classroom? Purchase a classroom license and you're good to go!

Other questions? Email jennifer@jenniferjohansson.com. I'm happy to help!

Purchase now for immediate lifetime access.