Past 2014 Events

Are you ready to do some drawing? No matter what your background, age, or experience is, there’s a Big Draw LA event for you all over Southern California during October. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, September 20th

  • Reflections of Pride!

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Memorial Park
    Reflections of Pride, a GLBT Pride Festival, is on Saturday September 20th at Pasadena's Memorial Park. The public is invited to create a road tile to add to our Road to Equality! Started in 2011, our Road will be on display at the event. All materials provided. Everyone is invited to create a tile, young or old, creative or not so much. No advance registration. Just show up and CREATE! More info

Saturday, September 27th

  • San Gabriel Valley Humane Society Block Party

    San Gabriel Valley Humane Society 90th Anniversary Block Party

    For All Ages12:00pm
    At San Gabriel Valley Humane Society
    SGVH will be hosting a celebration in honor of our 90th anniversary. There will be awesome and fun activities including our very first Big Draw LA, pawprint painting for the dogs, games and prizes. There will also be delicious food and entertainment. Join in on the festivities!~ More info

Sunday, September 28th

Wednesday, October 1st

  • Big Draw LA: Draw Your Story

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Children's Literature Department, Los Angeles Public Library
    Participants can come to Central Library's Children's Literature Department any time during regular library hours from October 1-31 and create a book-shaped drawing, which will be added to a big display in the department. We will provide paper, crayons, and markers. More info
  • Honoring Amelia Earhart through Art

    For All Ages10:00am
    At North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Public Library
    Designing the look of Amelia Earhart's airplane. More info

Thursday, October 2nd

  • Make Your Mark at Ocean Park

    For Families3:30pm
    At Ocean Park Branch
    Ocean Park Branch invites children of all ages and their families to participate in the creation of a community mural that will be on display in the library. More info

Friday, October 3rd

  • Pico Branch Library

    The BIG DRAW LA @ Pico Branch

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At Pico Branch Library
    For the Pico Branch's BIG DRAW LA, we will be using chalk in front of the library. This area is cemented and I will be placing blue tape to make a floor size mural. More info

Saturday, October 4th

  • The Big Draw LA at the Glassell Park Community Garden

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Glassell Park Community Garden
    Invite all the community have some refreshments. Possibility that Councilmember Mitch O'Farrel might attend. I will let them know. He is a big supporter of the Glassell Park community garden. Paint some art paintings to put in the garden to provide privacy to some of the residents. This project will be perfect to introduce art to so many of the residents in that particular area of Glassell Park located at 3304 Drew St. More info
  • The Big Draw LA at the Glassell Park Community Garden

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Glassell Park Community Garden
    Invite all the community have some refreshments. Possibility that Councilmember Mitch O'Farrel might attend. I will let them know. He is a big supporter of the Glassell Park community garden. Paint some art paintings to put in the garden to provide privacy to some of the residents. This project will be perfect to introduce art to so many of the residents in that particular area of Glassell Park located at 3304 Drew St. More info
  • Draw Big at the Library

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Costa Mesa Donald
    Come draw big at the library for a mural display on long poster paper! More info
  • The Big Draw LA @ Montana Avenue Branch

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At Montana Avenue Branch
    Take part in the Big Draw LA at the Montana Avenue Branch in Santa Monica! Create fun chalk art in the patio. More info
  • Art Odyssey 2014

    For All Ages3:00pm
    At Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch - Los Angeles Public Library
    Help create a composite public artwork visible from the street. More info

Sunday, October 5th

  • Sketch at CicLAvia

    For All Ages9:30am
    At Mariachi Plaza
    CicLAvia is an event that allows some streets in Los Angeles to be car-free for people to bike, walk, skate or skateboard. This route takes you through downtown LA, Boyle Heights and East LA. Ride the Metro or bring your bicycle (which you can take with you on the Metro), and sketch together! More info
  • Power of Imagination

    For Families10:00am
    At Mar Vista Farmers Market
    Superman has strength of steel. Marvel Girl is telepathic. And all kids have the power of imagination! Join us to design and draw a logo on a cape and become a superhero yourself. We will provide upcycled fabric and help you make it into a cape. More info
  • GALLERY GIRLS - SUNDAY ART BRUNCH

    For Adults10:30am
    At The Kline Academy
    Figure Model in a 4 Hour Long Pose Complimentary Brunch Food | Drinks | Music | Models DATE: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 TIME: 10:30am to 2:30pm COST: $25 Paid in Advance | $30 at the door RSVP: (818)535-5761 or jenfabpat2@yahoo.com The Kline Academy 3264 Motor Ave, Los Angeles (Culver City), CA 90034 www.klineacademy.com (310) 927-2436 More info
  • Painted Line Race

    Straight Line Obstacle Course at CicLAVia!

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Little Tokyo
    Jump off your bicycle and come draw with us at the "Straight Line Obstacle Course" held along the CicLAvia bike route in Little Tokyo! More info
  • The Big Draw with Sumi Ink Club

    For All Ages12:00pm
    At J. Paul Getty Museum
    Large scale collaborative ink drawing project with Sumi Ink Club More info
  • Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion

    Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion

    For Adults1:00pm
    At The Getty Villa
    Figure Drawing Workshop at the Getty Villa More info
  • "Zelzah Train Depot" Mural Unveiling

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At Orphaned CDs
    Mural Unveiling, Sketching and Trash Bin painting. Music and some local food. More info
  • Drawing from the Masters

    Drawing From the Masters

    For Adults3:30pm
    At J. Paul Getty Museum
    In-gallery drawing lessons with host artist. More info

Monday, October 6th

Tuesday, October 7th

  • Open Art Studio at the Zimmer Children's Museum

    For Families3:00pm
    At Zimmer Children's Museum
    Is your child a mini Monet? How about a budding Banksy? Find out at the Zimmer Children's Museum's Open Art Studio for children ages 0-8. Pop into our studio to create an entirely original masterpiece! More info

Wednesday, October 8th

Friday, October 10th

  • Fingerprint Art

    For All Ages3:00pm
    At Pacoima Branch Library
    We will provide stamp pads, black pens and butcher paper. Patrons will come and make fingerprint people (or martians). We are hoping to fill the paper roll with some very fun and original art! More info
  • Drawing With Light

    For All Ages7:00pm
    At Day One
    Capturing light in time as a drawn image. More info

Saturday, October 11th

Sunday, October 12th

  • Sidewalk chalk art

    For Families10:00am
    At Mar Vista Farmers Market
    We will have sidewalk chalk art activities at the Mar Vista Farmers Market on 2 Sundays, October 12 and 19. More info
  • Drawing by the Mile 2

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Ánimo Venice Charter High School
    Drawing by the Mile 2 is the second annual family Big Draw LA drawing event at Ánimo Venice Charter High School in Venice. Rolls of paper and drawing supplies are supplied. You bring the smiles! More info
  • Exquisite Corpse @ Artist & Craftsman Supply DTLA

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Artist & Craftsman Supply DTLA
    Let's play Exquisite Corpse! Draw Heads, Torsos, and Legs and we will put all the various drawings together to make totally awesome and unusual art! We will provide paper and drawing supplies :) All ages welcome! More info
  • Kids in the Courtyard: Spin a Yarn, Draw a Thread

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Hear tales from different cultures about cloth and illustrate them with spaghetti, yarn, and silly string to create a large collaborative artwork, plus your own take-home masterpiece. More info

Monday, October 13th

Tuesday, October 14th

  • Open Art Studio at the Zimmer Children's Museum

    For Families3:00pm
    At Zimmer Children's Museum
    Is your child a mini Monet? How about a budding Banksy? Find out at the Zimmer Children's Museum's Open Art Studio for children ages 0-8. Pop into our studio to create an entirely original masterpiece! More info
  • Draw a Figure Outline and Decorate It!

    For Families4:00pm
    At Wilshire Branch Library
    In this Big Draw Event, we will draw outlines around each kid who participates and they will each decorate their drawing with markers, collage from various recycled books and magazines and the end result will be displayed in the library between October 15th - November 15th. Come and celebrate this wonderful creative event by signing up in advance: 323.957.4550. Wilshire Branch of Los Angeles Public Library. Registration limited to 25 participants. More info
  • Wilmington Empowerment Center

    Clay Art from Scratch to Finish

    For All Ages5:00pm
    At Wilmington Empowerment Center
    Clay Art From Scratch to Finish! Learn an affordable and creative way to have fun with the whole family. We will first begin with teaching participants how to create glue based clay using everyday home objects. We then will move into sculpting with lessons from local artists. We will provide all the materials needed including shapes and other props that will be supplied for young children. A second day will be offered for those participants who want to paint their finished product. More info

Wednesday, October 15th

  • Big Draw L.A. at John Muir Library

    For All Ages10:00am
    At John Muir Libary
    Help create a community mural to display in the library. More info
  • Wilmington Empowerment Center

    Clay Art from Scratch to Finish

    For All Ages5:00pm
    At Wilmington Empowerment Center
    Clay Art From Scratch to Finish! Learn an affordable and creative way to have fun with the whole family. We will first begin with teaching participants how to create glue based clay using everyday home objects. We then will move into sculpting with lessons from local artists. We will provide all the materials needed including shapes and other props that will be supplied for young children. A second day will be offered for those participants who want to paint their finished product. More info
  • GALLERY GIRLS - "Hillbilly Horror" Themed Late Night Drawing

    For Adults9:00pm
    At Gnomon School of Visual Effects
    Presented by Gnomon, Sketch Theatre & Gallery Girls A Fun Social Gathering of Artists & Models Music - Live Models - Drawing - Crazy themes & Fun People! "HILLBILLY HORROR" - Theme Models: to be announced Music by DJ Jason Savvy www.jasonsavvy.com/dj ** Every 3rd Wednesday*** DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th TIME: 9:00pm to 12:00am COST: $10 PRE-PAID/ $15 AT DOOR CURRENT GNOMON STUDENTS - FREE GNOMON Alumni, Faculty & Models - Only $5 AND IF YOU ARE OUT OF WORK - Pay what you can - NONE WILL BE REFUSED More info

Thursday, October 16th

Friday, October 17th

  • Comix Jam Los Angeles

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Church Of F.U.N.
    Comix Jam LA is a collaborative and participatory comics-making event that is happening this year at the walls of The Church Of F.U.N. The Comix Jam will be bringing comics fans and enthusiasts and artists together with people from all walks of life together to co-produce comic book pages. The jams will be happening from 4-10pm during the dates of October 17th-19th. Come and invite all your friends! More info
  • Drawing Club with Adriana Yugovich- Big Draw Edition

    For Adults7:30pm
    At Pop-Hop Books and Print
    Basically Adriana keeps things lively with banter while keeping everyone busy with fun, usually pretty strange activities that focus on the fun and create aspects of drawing over those of skill and craft. More info

Saturday, October 18th

  • Mini Comic Workshop with animation artist Kyle Neswald

    For Young Adults10:00am
    At Glendale Central Library Auditorium
    Learn how to make a mini comic! Kyle Neswald, an animation artist who has worked for Disney, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. will show participants how to make their own mini comic. Mini comics are short form comic books that are half the size of a regular comic book. Kyle will discuss mini comics and teach you how to tell a story in the space of 2 to 4 pages. All materials will be provided. Free and open to teens and up. More info
  • Union Station

    Worldwide Sketchcrawl

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Union Station
    Sketch at Union Station + optional sketching/lunch at Olvera Street More info
  • Eric Carle Chamelions

    Family Art Day- Community DRAW!

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Pepperdine University's Center for the Arts
    Pepperdine University's Center for the Arts will team up with The Big Draw LA for their October Family Art Day, where children from the community will participate in a large collaborative drawing based on Eric Carle's stories and characters. All ages are welcome. More info
  • Drawing from Memory with Artist Kiel Johnson

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Torrance Art Museum
    A drawing event with Artist Kiel Johnson. All ages are welcome to take part. Participants will have the opportunity to view Torrance Art Museum's current exhibition "Another Thing Coming" and choose one object in the exhibition to draw from memory. More info
  • 24th ST Community Arts Workshop

    Dia de los Muertos Community Arts Workshops

    For All Ages11:00am
    At 24th Street Theatre
    A way for all to come learn more about the traditional arts and customs associated with Dia de los Muertos. What is created at the workshop will be part of our big event Sunday November 2nd. More info
  • Festival for All Skid Row Artists

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Gladys Park
    This fall, the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Festival for All Skid Row Artists will celebrate its 5th annual incarnation. On Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, from 1 – 5 PM daily, more than 80 artists living and working in Skid Row will assemble in Gladys Park, at the corner of 6th and Gladys Streets, for a weekend of live performances and visual arts showcasing the diverse range of talents among Skid Row residents. More info
  • Comix Jam Los Angeles - Day 2

    For Adults4:00pm
    At Church Of F.U.N.
    Comix Jam LA is a collaborative and participatory comics-making event that is happening this year at the walls of The Church Of F.U.N. The Comix Jam will be bringing comics fans and enthusiasts and artists together with people from all walks of life together to co-produce comic book pages. The jams will be happening from 4-10pm during the dates of October 17th-19th. Come and invite all your friends! More info

Sunday, October 19th

  • Free Drop-in Drawing Workshops

    For Adults12:30pm
    At Otis College of Art and Design
    In Conjunction with Big Draw LA: A Drawing Celebration for Adults and College-bound Teens Free Drop-in Drawing Workshops* Sunday, October 19, 11:00am – 2:00pm Animal Drawing with Gary Geraths Life Drawing with Beverly Bledsoe Portrait Drawing with Beverly Bledsoe Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, 90045 For more information or to RSVP email otisce@otis.edu or call 310-665-6850. * workshops and instructors subject to change More info
  • Drawing from the Masters

    Drawing From the Masters

    For Adults3:30pm
    At J. Paul Getty Museum
    In-gallery drawing lessons with host artist. More info
  • Comix Jam Los Angeles - Day 3

    For Adults4:00pm
    At Church Of F.U.N.
    Comix Jam LA is a collaborative and participatory comics-making event that is happening this year at the walls of The Church Of F.U.N. The Comix Jam will be bringing comics fans and enthusiasts and artists together with people from all walks of life together to co-produce comic book pages. The jams will be happening from 4-10pm during the dates of October 17th-19th. Come and invite all your friends! More info

Monday, October 20th

Tuesday, October 21st

  • Wilmington Branch Big Draw LA Mural

    For All Ages12:00pm
    At LAPL - Wilmington Branch Library
    Please join us as we celebrate the Big Draw LA by contributing to our mural! It will be available all day long, so drop in and make some art with us! More info
  • Open Art Studio at the Zimmer Children's Museum

    For Families3:00pm
    At Zimmer Children's Museum
    Is your child a mini Monet? How about a budding Banksy? Find out at the Zimmer Children's Museum's Open Art Studio for children ages 0-8. Pop into our studio to create an entirely original masterpiece! More info

Wednesday, October 22nd

  • Pieces of a Bigger Puzzle

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At Pio Pico Koreatown Library
    We will be using pre-made blank puzzle pieces to fit together and make a larger picture. More info
  • Sticky Note Art workshop for Teens

    For Young Adults4:00pm
    At Glendale Central Library
    Cartoonist Joe Olivares will introduce teens to the use of the simple office sticky note as a canvas for drawing. You'll be amazed how sticky notes can be used in art. Teens will be given time to draw their own mini masterpieces. The resulting works of art will be displayed on the window of the Teen Area. More info

Thursday, October 23rd

  • The Big Draw at Westwood

    For All Ages3:00pm
    At Westwood Branch Library
    What does our neighborhood look like to you? Join us at the Westwood Library for a community drawing event in creating what the neighborhood looks like through your eyes. We’ll provide the materials: mural size banner, collage, paints, markers, and pencils. You bring your imagination and your ideas of home, and together we’ll draw our Westwood Community. The event is free and all ages are encouraged to participate. More info
  • Create a Malabar Library Mural: "Day of the Dead" theme.

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At Malabar Branch Library
    Malabar welcomes kids of all ages and their families to participate in creating a mural that we display in the Malabar Library. Malabar Library is participating in "Big Draw L.A." and our mural's theme will be the celebration of "Day of the Dead". Everyone is invited to participate. We will have the mural available to draw and color upon all day long on October 23, 2014 until 7:30 p.m. From 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. we have reserved this time especially for school aged children to participate. More info
  • Create Your Own Comic Book Contest

    For All Ages4:00pm
    At Robertson Branch Library
    Create Your Own Comic Book Contest! More info
  • The Big Draw at Valley Plaza

    For All Ages4:00pm
    At Valley Plaza Branch Library
    The whole community is invited to come and draw on small pre-cut pieces of paper that will then be fashioned into a mosaic and hung in our children's room. More info

Friday, October 24th

Saturday, October 25th

  • Big Draw LA @ Carter Sexton Artist's Materials, Carter Sexton Artist's Materials

    Drawing with Water Soluble

    For All Ages9:00am
    At Carter Sexton Artist's Materials
    Drawing with variety of water soluble materials. FREE All day. For all ages. More info
  • Archives Bazaar @ USC Doheny Memorial Library

    Drawing LA @ 9th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

    For All Ages9:00am
    At USC Doheny Memorial Library
    Draw your LA Story at the 9th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will be on hand to show off their collections and influence your artistic expression. More info
  • Creativity in Our Backyard

    For All Ages9:00am
    At Frederick Douglass Academy Middle School
    Parents, students and the greater public are invited to paint on wooden panels with pre-drawn images/ designs. These panels will be hung on the chain link fence of the back lunch yard to beautify the students' lunch area. We are in the process of trying to get plants donated to add to the beautification project. Adding parents will be given parent volunteer hours for attending and participating. More info
  • Chalk the Walk

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
    Families are encouraged to create their own master pieces on the sidewalk using chalk at all Library, Arts & Culture locations. More info
  • The Science of Drawing: Big Draw LA at VAAS

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Join VAAS faculty and students, as well as CSUN art education faculty and CalArts students, in a morning of drawing activities that keep science in mind. More info
  • Exquisite Garden

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Skirball Cultural Center
    Visitors will create botanical drawings in the style of "Exquisite Corpse," creating the parts of a variety of plants, which will then become part of a communal garden. More info
  • 24th ST Community Arts Workshop

    Dia de los Muertos Community Arts Workshops

    For All Ages11:00am
    At 24th Street Theatre
    A way for all to come learn more about the traditional arts and customs associated with Dia de los Muertos. What is created at the workshop will be part of our big event Sunday November 2nd. More info
  • Drawing en Plein Air at the Getty Villa

    Drawing from Antiquity: Drawing en Plein Air

    For All Ages11:00am
    At The Getty Villa
    Join gallery educator Elmira Adamian for sketching exercises en plein air in the Villa's Outer Peristyle gardens as part of the Big Draw LA celebration. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free, drop-in program. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the start of the program at the Tour Meeting Place. More info
  • Draw the Line: Make a Picket Sign

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Santa Monica Museum of Art
    A workshop on how to make a picket sign to protest injustice using colorful hand-drawn graphics, a clear and clever message, and the power of art. More info
  • SMPL - Fairview Branch

    The Big Draw LA at Fairview Branch Library

    For All Ages12:00pm
    At Fairview Branch Library
    Chalking, Drawing, and More! More info
  • "Draw On, Pasadena"

    For All Ages12:00pm
    At John Muir HIgh School
    Draw On, Pasadena on Saturday October 25th during the Big Draw LA at the Lincoln Village Festival in front of John Muir High School. More info
  • Kristin Donner, an educator and artist at Nickelodeon who has worked in animation for 10 years, will lead this family-friendly community drawing project where we recreate our city in drawings. Together, our drawings will make a large panel collage featuring the unique people and places of Glendale. Kristin will show examples of how different towns and their inhabitants are portrayed in fine art and cartoon art and talk about some simple principles of design. The finished collage will be displayed in the Library to show how it takes many people working together using their unique talents to make up our city. More info

Sunday, October 26th

  • Exquisite Garden

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Skirball Cultural Center
    Visitors will create botanical drawings in the style of "Exquisite Corpse," creating the parts of a variety of plants, which will then become part of a communal garden. More info

Monday, October 27th

  • A Visual Offering

    For All Ages3:00pm
    At Baldwin Hills Branch Los Angeles Public Library
    The public will be invited to draw personal or community memories on blank puzzle pieces with crayons and markers. The pieces will then be put together as a visual ofrenda on Saturday, Dia de los Muertos. More info
  • Odyssey Arts & Crafts

    For All Ages4:00pm
    At Memorial Branch, Los Angeles Public Library
    To celebrate The L.A. Odyssey Project, children of all ages are invited to plot their own personal odyssey, design and decorate a mythical sailing ship and create a Homeric poem of your own while we listen to adventurous seafaring music. More info
  • GALLERY GIRLS - "BLOODY BO PEEP"

    For Adults7:00pm
    At Daily Dose Cafe
    DAILY DOSE OF DRAWING: "BLOODY BO PEEP" THEME @DAILY DOSE CAFE (10/27/14) FREE More info

Tuesday, October 28th

  • Open Art Studio at the Zimmer Children's Museum

    For Families3:00pm
    At Zimmer Children's Museum
    Is your child a mini Monet? How about a budding Banksy? Find out at the Zimmer Children's Museum's Open Art Studio for children ages 0-8. Pop into our studio to create an entirely original masterpiece! More info
  • Ready, Get Set, Draw!

    For Families3:45pm
    At Santa Monica Public Library
    Ready, Get Set, Let's Draw! Join us for a great afternoon of Drawing and Sketching! Learn about perspective, scale, foreground, background and more! Come and create an original masterpiece. For children ages 4+. No registration required. More info

Wednesday, October 29th

  • Big Draw CdM

    For Young Adults8:00am
    At Corona del Mar High School
    Art classes will gather for a group drawing project in the school common areas. We will be using large drawing tools and big rolls of paper. More info
  • Author / Illustrator Frans Vischer

    For All Ages6:30pm
    At Casa Verdugo Library
    Meet children's book author and illustrator Frans Vischer. Learn what inspired him to write and illustrate his character Fuddles. Bring a favorite drawing of yours to share. Prizes, treats and raffle following the program. More info
  • Life Drawing @ the LA Fort

    For Young Adults8:00pm
    At LA Fort
    Life Drawing at the LA Fort, is aimed to create a class for low income artists, or emerging artists, and is a place to meet other like minded creative individuals. More info

Thursday, October 30th

  • An Altar for the Comfort Women

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Pico House Gallery
    Come paint Dokkaebi with us, traditional Korean goblin spirits that scare the bad away and protect our WWII Comfort Women altar. More info
  • Fullerton College Sketchcrawl

    For All Ages6:00pm
    At Fullerton College Art Gallery
    We will meet at the Fullerton College Art Gallery to begin a sketch crawl, taking in our Day of the Dead event, including ofrendas, dancers, and families enjoying the events on our beautiful campus. More info

Saturday, November 1st

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