By Kara Gibbs on May 16, 2012 - 11:13pm
Vancouver Draw Down
Saturday June 9, 2012
27 free workshops at 18 locations all across Vancouver!
Think you can't draw? Think again. Vancouver Draw Down is an annual, daylong celebration of drawing that challenges every single Vancouverite—young and old—to dispel their preconceptions about drawing, touch a pen to a piece of paper, and make a mark. If you can write your name, you can draw!
On Saturday June 9, 2012, 18 different arts and cultural organizations across Vancouver will host a total of 27 diverse, hands-on drawing workshops in community centres, museums, art galleries and on the street! You can add to a mural, do a pinprick drawing, doodle, sketch, improve your still life or life drawing techniques, create your own font, draw inside a 12-foot high paper tunnel, and much more. The workshops are designed with a come-and-go atmosphere, and participants are encouraged to move around to different events throughout the day.
All workshops are open, inclusive, and free (or free with admission). Led by professional artists, these creative happenings are about process and pleasure, not about technical skill. No matter what your age or skill level, there's something for everyone at Vancouver Draw Down.
This is the third annual Vancouver Draw Down, and the biggest one yet with participation from: ArtStarts in Schools, Collage Collage, Contemporary Art Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Mountain View Cemetery, Museum of Anthropology, Satellite Gallery, SFU Woodward's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Art Gallery, and numerous Vancouver Parks Board Community Centres including Britannia, Champlain Heights, Creekside, Kensington, Renfrew, The Roundhouse, Sunset, Thunderbird and Trout Lake.