Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Big Draw - October

I love the idea of The Big Draw, an international celebration of drawing, started in the UK in 2000. One of these days I hope to organize a local Big Draw event - until then, check out The Big Draw LA's website and see what events are going on around the Southland. If you are interested in helping me organize a local event (maybe next year) - please contact me!

Make Your Mark in Exposition Park -
Sunday, 16 October, 2011
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Join Ryman Arts, the Natural History Museum and California African American Museum on a Make Your Mark in Exposition Park drawing activity. Help create a continuous drawing that winds its way around the Park, drawing the exciting activities and beautiful gardens before you. Teen artists will be there to help you "make your mark", no experience required. Help us create the longest drawing of an afternoon in the Park! Later, the long collaborative drawing will be photographed and will become a scrolling panorama on the web. Click here for details

See the scrolling panorama of the continuous drawing from last year's Make Your Mark in Exposition Park with Ryman Arts on the home page of!

LET’S DRAW TOGETHER! (from the Big Draw LA website) Why not get young people, artists, seniors, scientists, and teens drawing together? Ryman Arts is partnered with Los Angeles museums and other organizations to present the The Big Draw LA 2011. Together, Los Angelenos will expand the boundaries of drawing, experimenting not only with pencils, paint, charcoal, and digital imagery, but also with sand, clay, choreographed movement—anything that makes a mark! Participation is open to all, and organizations of all sizes and kinds, from established institutions to small groups, are invited to sponsor, organize,or host an event during the month of October. Drawing is a universal language, connecting generations, cultures, and communities. Children draw to make sense of the world before they learn to write. Yet most adults, given a pencil, claim: “I can’t draw!” The Big Draw aims to remove this barrier and create opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can make us SEE, THINK, and INVENT. The Big Draw L.A. is the first event of its kind on the West Coast and is inspired by the wildly popular Big Draw in London. The Big Draw LA is committed to promoting inclusiveness and offering a diversity of drawing experiences. Presenting organizations will register events open to the public online at Following The Big Draw L.A., presenting organizations may apply for the Drawing Inspiration Award (awarded to multiple organizations) that honors outstanding The Big Draw L.A. activities, big and small.

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