Past 2015 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.

Friday, September 25th

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    Extreme Character Drawing

    For All Ages8:00pm
    At Gnomon School of Visual Effects [Hollywood]
    Music - 2 Models - Drawing - Free Snacks and Drinks at Gnomon School of Visual Effects More info

Tuesday, September 29th

Friday, October 2nd

  • Friday Night Life Drawing @ Grand Central Market

    Friday Night Life Figure Drawing

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Grand Central Market [Downtown LA]
    Friday Night Life Figure Drawing at Grand Central Market is a weekly life drawing event. Uninstructed drawing, with live models holding short and long poses, with different costumes/themes each week. More info

Saturday, October 3rd

Sunday, October 4th

Monday, October 5th

  • Daily Dose of Drawing

    For All Ages6:30pm
    At Daily Dose Cafe [Downtown LA]
    Join us at the wonderful Daily Dose Cafe every Monday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Different models and different themes every week. **By Donation (Suggested $5-10)** More info

Wednesday, October 7th

  • Los Angeles Plein Air Festival 2015

    For Adults9:00am
    At Raw Materials Art Supplies [Downtown LA]
    Through October 11: The 2015 Los Angeles Plein Air Festival is a five-day celebration of outdoor painting in Downtown Los Angeles. It is a festival, exhibition, and competition open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels, inspiring more than 100 artists to come to Downtown Los Angeles to paint, draw, and sketch the urban landscape. At the end of the festival, the public can view and purchase these unique visions of Los Angeles at the Festival Exhibition and Awards Reception. More info

Friday, October 9th

  • Friday Night Life Drawing

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Grand Central Market [Downtown LA]
    Raw Materials Art Supplies hosts a weekly life drawing event at Grand Central Market, every Friday night from 6pm to 8:30pm. These are uninstructed drawing workshops with live models holding poses up to 20 minutes, with different costumes/theme each week. More info

Saturday, October 10th

  • Urban Sketching with Don Colley: Grand Central Market & Angel's Flight

    For Adults10:00am
    At Raw Materials Art Supplies [Downtown LA]
    Spend the morning with Faber-Castell artist Don Colley and his traveling studio as he leads a group of urban sketchers and plein air painters through DTLA to explore and sketch Grand Central Market and Angel's Flight. More info
  • Story Scratch Art

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Pepperdine University's Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts [Malibu]
    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 can participate in the Story Scratch Art Project based off of their favorite tale performed by special guests The Story Pirates, OR from their own imagination. All art materials are provided free of cost and all ages are welcome. Please note that the art project is free, but the performance costs from $10-$15. Theatre attendance is not mandatory to participate in the art event. More info
  • The Gathering

    For All Ages11:30am
    At The Getty Center [Brentwood]
    Drop-in drawing event focused on drapery at the Getty Center More info
  • Urban Sketching with Don Colley: The Broad, MOCA, Disney

    For Adults1:00pm
    At Raw Materials Art Supplies [Downtown LA]
    Spend the afternoon with Faber-Castell artist Don Colley and his traveling studio as he leads a group to sketch/paint The Broad, MOCA, Disney Hall, and other iconic architectural gems on Bunker Hill. More info
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    Community Mural Workshop with Kristin Donner

    For All Ages4:00pm
    At Adams Square Mini Park [Glendale]
    A workshop that involves participants drawing, coloring and cutting out shapes that will be glued on to paper to form a large paper mural that illustrates the local community. More info

Sunday, October 11th

Monday, October 12th

  • Open Art Studio at the Zimmer with The BIG Draw LA

    For Families3:00pm
    At Zimmer Children's Museum [Mid-Wilshire]
    Join us at the Zimmer Children's Museum for Open Art Studio! This month we will be focusing on drawing cultural foods! The drawings will then be combined to create art work for one of our exhibits! Can you guess which one? More info

Tuesday, October 13th

  • Big Draw LA : Abstract Art

    For All Ages3:00pm
    At Angeles Mesa Branch Library [near Leimert Park]
    Draw and paint abstract creations inspired by Kandinsky, Mondrian and Pollock. More info

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Classic Figure Drawing @Paint:LAB

    For Adults7:00pm
    At Paint:LAB [Santa Monica]
    Come DRAW a beautiful Nude Model at PAINT:LAB in Santa Monica with our NEW CLASSIC FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP. $20 Includes Wine & Cheese More info

Friday, October 16th

  • Friday Night Life Drawing

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Grand Central Market [Downtown LA]
    Raw Materials Art Supplies hosts a weekly life drawing event at Grand Central Market this and every Friday night from 6pm to 8:30pm. These are uninstructed drawing workshops with live models holding poses up to 20 minutes, with a different theme each week. More info

Saturday, October 17th

  • Chalk the Walk

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Glendale Central Library [Glendale]
    An event where families can come and decorate the sidewalk using chalk. More info
  • Adult Coloring

    Stress Reliever Adult Coloring

    For Adults11:00am
    At Cahuenga Branch Library [East Hollywood]
    Join us for stress reliever adult coloring at the Cahuenga Branch Library. We will provide pencils and coloring pages, all you need to bring is your imagination! October 17 11:00-12:30 No need to RSVP More info
  • Fall In Love With Pride

    Fall In Love With Pride!

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Memorial Park [Pasadena]
    Join us in creating a road tile for our Road to Equality. We supply the materials and you supply the creativity by drawing what Pride means to YOU! Our Road to Equality will be on display at the event and you can see the contributions made over the past 3 years! More info
  • Venice Color Venice Style. A Drawing Festival!

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Animo Venice Charter High School [Venice]
    A Celebration of drawing for the whole family held in the heart of Venice. Face painting, chalk art, mini masterpieces, and more. More info
  • Festival for All Skid Row Artists

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Gladys Park [Downtown LA]
    The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day art and music festival showcasing the diverse range of talents of Skid Row residents. Participants have a chance to hear performers, see visual artwork and participate in workshops and/or creativity stations. More info
  • The Big Draw LA - Glassell Park

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At Avenue to Creativity [Glassell Park]
    This event will have drawing booths for all age ranges! A large scale line drawing of our beautiful city of Glassell Park where the community will get to fill in with paint. KIds section painting booths and crafts. All are welcomed and FREE FOOD and GAMES! Kids in Halloween Costumes welcomed!! More info

Sunday, October 18th

  • Architectural Sketch Crawl Challenge along CicLAvia Route

    For All Ages8:30am
    At START: Fine Arts Building, END: Grand Park [Downtown LA]
    The Challenge: sketch as many of the architectural and cultural landmarks along the W. 7th St. and Spring St. sections of the CicLAvia route (from Figueroa to Grand Park) as you can. More info
  • DTLA Paint Out @ CicLAvia

    For All Ages9:00am
    At Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium, LAPD HQ [Downtown LA]
    On the 1st Sunday of every month, plein air painters and urban sketchers gather to paint/sketch urban landscapes in Downtown Los Angeles - this Sunday, we break with the schedule to paint/sketch on the route of CicLAvia! Want to paint/sketch a car-free Los Angeles? Come join us! More info
  • Dreameco Crafts

    Crafting at the Market

    For All Ages9:30am
    At Motor Avenue Farmer's Market [Westside LA]
    Creating art out of your household discards. More info
  • Scroll Painting @ CicLAvia

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Little Tokyo [Downtown LA]
    RAIN CANCELLED, SORRY! Come join Urban Crop Circle and paint with sumi ink on scrolls, during October's CicLAvia bike event! More info
  • Make Your Mark in the Park

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Grand Park [Downtown LA]
    A huge festival of drawing produced by Ryman Arts students and faculty, Make Your Mark in the Park is free and fun for all ages and drawing abilities. More info
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    Drawing from the Masters: Gathers and Folds

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At The Getty Center [Brentwood]
    Discover techniques for drawing dynamic drapery with artist Kaitlynn Redell. Participants are encouraged to bring sketchpads. More info

Friday, October 23rd

  • Friday Night Life Drawing

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Grand Central Market [Downtown LA]
    Raw Materials Art Supplies hosts a weekly life drawing event at Grand Central Market this and every Friday night from 6pm to 8:30pm. These are uninstructed drawing workshops with live models holding poses up to 20 minutes, with a different theme each week. More info
  • Extreme Character Drawing

    For All Ages8:00pm
    At Gnomon School of Visual Effects [Hollywood]
    EXTREME CHARACTER DRAWING Presented by Gnomon & the Gallery Girls A Fun Drawing Event with Crazy Themes & Fun Models Music - Live Models - Drawing - Soda & Chips More info

Saturday, October 24th

Sunday, October 25th

  • Valley Art Day in the Park

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Moorpark Park in Studio City at Laurel Canyon Ave.
    Participants will have a choose from Ink, water color , acrylic and chalk pastels. participants will leave with a 11 X 14 drawing on paper More info

Friday, October 30th

  • Friday Night Life Drawing: The Koresh Experience

    For Adults6:00pm
    At Grand Central Market [Downtown LA]
    Raw Materials Art Supplies hosts a weekly life drawing event at Grand Central Market every Friday night from 6pm-8:30pm. These are uninstructed drawing workshops with live models holding poses up to 20 minutes, with different costumes/theme each week. More info

Saturday, October 31st

  • Speaker Series & Pop-Up Art Mart

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At The Museum of the San Fernando Valley [Northridge]
    Join us for an artist speaker series and Pop-Up Art Mart where local artists sell crafts, jewelry, original art, prints and more. For this special Halloween event we will have a fun interactive drawing and coloring table for the kids! More info
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