Welcome to Squiggla
The app that will get you creating
freely and joyfully!
What is Squiggla?
It’s great you want to be a creative thinker!
Squiggla is both an offline and online tool that helps develop creative thinking skills through the power of mark making.
Getting started is as easy as picking up a pencil and a range of your favourite mark making tools and creating inventive, playful marks right on the page. With Squiggla mark making, you are directly engaging your instincts, intuition, curiosity and imagination.
Next, you upload them using the Squiggla App to view them in special Squiggla galleries and receive points and rewards. You can collaborate with a group and choose to share your Squiggleworks with your class, family and friends. The collaboration mostly is between you and the mark making material you use.
Play – Make – Invent – Imagine - Connect your way to a Creative Squiggla Brain!
Why should you
become a Squiggla?
We all benefit from being in a creative environment – at school, in our family, at work. Many of us would love to be more creative in our lives, not just because it’s a relaxing thing to do, but because it can help us access a whole new way of thinking in lots of different situations.
A creative brain is a connected brain involving several cognitive processes. Squiggla encourages connections through play, imagination and innovation, invention and intuition, risk taking and problem solving, curiosity and open mindedness.
By playing, making, thinking, inventing, imagining and connecting with all sorts of marks using dots, lines and their variations, regular use of Squiggla can help exercise general creative thinking abilities and processes. This is developed by using your creative brain, your eye and your hand interacting and happening right on the page in front of you, and through testing out new ideas. Creative thinking contributes to general academic and personal life skills.
Are you a teacher?
Click to find out more about the benefits of Squiggla for your children or students.
I begin with an idea, then it becomes something else.
– Pablo Picasso
you just start...
The Squiggla App has been designed so you can spend time both offline and online and get started right away.
There are no mind-boggling tutorials, just a few easy principles that will get you started right off the bat. Download the app and get mark making!
By playing, making, inventing, imagining and connecting more with Squiggla, you will quickly get in the flow!
“I never have a plan”
– Yayoi Kusama
A little Squiggling
As you can see from the video, this playful and exploratory style of creative thinking makes use of your own inventive marks on paper. Start with dots, lines and squiggles then play around with your own Squiggla compositions.
You start with a framing line to make your Squigglespace. Have lots of different marking tools handy: pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paint sticks, of different sizes colours textures. Then you are free to invent and compose marks that cross and wander, as well as form shapes and signs.
Let your mind wander…let your hands speak…let your fingers think and feel…observe what happens!
Squiggling is ageless
Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, Squiggla is all about nurturing your natural creative spirit.
It encourages a free, more personal, intuitive form of expression in a non-judgemental way. It’s not about lookalike drawing where extended intensely observed objects are the subject. Forget all that!
It’s about exploring, inventing, remembering and imagining your own Squiggleworld with dots and lines!
The mark making
game that rewards.
There’s a whole bunch of satisfaction and fun to be drawn from Squiggla. But that’s not all. Sometimes, it is easy to give up when something gets a bit harder, but with the Squiggla App, if you keep playing, making, inventing, imagining and connecting with mark making, you get more chances to earn some great rewards.
Just download the Squiggla App to get started, upload your Squigglework to your own gallery, earn points by progressing through the Squiggla Challenge Levels, achieve awards and be in with a chance of selection of your Squigglework to be purchased for the International Squiggla Collection. Keep an eye on the Squiggla website for news about future Rewards.
It‘s that easy.