Past 2016 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 24th

  • "JAMAICAN DAY"

    For Adults1:00pm
    At Private Backyard in Simi Valley
    "JAMAICAN DAY" (Plein Aire - Outside) Presented by the Art Directors Guild & The Gallery Girls DRAW or PAINT With 3 Models - Food, Drinks & Music More info
  • Artist Speaker Series

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At The Museum of the San Fernando Valley in Northridge
    Meet local artists and learn about their careers as artists in the San Fernando Valley. More info

Tuesday, September 27th

Saturday, October 1st

Sunday, October 2nd

  • Gallery Girls - Sunday Art Brunch LA

    For Adults10:30am
    At The Kline Academy of Fine Art near Culver City
    LA ART BRUNCH @ Kline Fine Art Academy near Culver City PAINT or DRAWING event -MODEL in a 4 HOUR NUDE POSE! Paint - Draw - Food - Drinks - Music - Live Model More info
  • Make Your Mark in the Park!

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles
    A gigantic, free celebration of drawing with over a dozen booths offering drawing for everyone! More info
  • Andell Family Sundays

    For Families12:30pm
    At Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Mid-Wilshire
    Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30. This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection. Create memories together and have fun! More info
  • Drawing From the Masters: Mark Making

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At Getty Center
    Free drawing class in the Museum Galleries More info

Wednesday, October 5th

  • Los Angeles Plein Air Festival 2016

    For Adults10:00am
    At Raw Materials Art Supplies in Downtown L.A.
    The Los Angeles Plein Air Festival celebrates outdoor painting and drawing by inviting artists of all skill levels to paint and/or draw outdoors, with Los Angeles as our muse. Judges will award prizes in various categories, an Audience Choice Award will be chosen by those attending the October 13th Exhibition, and a Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from all submitted art works. More info

Thursday, October 6th

  • BIG DRAW L.A. AT MALABAR LIBRARY

    For All Ages12:00pm
    At Malabar Library in East L.A.
    This art program is open to all ages to create a Malabar Library mural which we will display in our Children's public area. More info

Friday, October 7th

  • Big Draw Los Feliz

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At Los Feliz Branch Library
    Los Feliz joins Big Draw LA! Whether building art bots, making swipe art, or coloring, everyone's invited to come and make a mark! All ages welcome, materials and snack provided. All adults must be accompanied by a child. More info

Saturday, October 8th

  • Inktober/Big Draw LA - Pen and Ink Drawing!

    For All Ages9:00am
    At Carter Sexton Artist's Materials in North Hollywood
    Pen and Ink Inktober drawings the whole month of October! More info
  • Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades
    Figure Drawing and Roman Fashion Saturday, October 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Outdoor Classical Theater, Getty Villa As part of The Big Draw LA celebration, practice figure drawing in the Outdoor Classical Theater while members of Legion Six Historical Society model ancient Roman dress. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. This is a free, drop-in program. More info

Sunday, October 9th

  • Andell Family Sundays

    For Families12:30pm
    At Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Mid-Wilshire
    Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30. More info
  • Gallery Girls - VALLEY DRINK N DRAW

    For Adults6:00pm
    At THE OTHER DOOR BAR in North Hollywood
    It's the VALLEY DRINK & DRAW with the Gallery Girls Great Music and Drinks - 5's then 25 min poses Come mingle with artists & DRAW models & other people More info

Tuesday, October 11th

Wednesday, October 12th

  • LifeDrawing Muze - Life Drawing Workshop An inspiring place for your artistic journey

    LifeDrawing Muze Lifedrawing Workshop

    For Adults6:45pm
    At ArtShareLA in Downtown L.A.
    LifeDrawing Muze Life drawing workshop An inspiring place for your artistic journey Uninstructed life drawing workshop every Wednesday from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm cost is only $10 all levels welcome, 10/12/2016 Our Costumed Greek Goddess Muze will be Themie She will be posing in 3 long poses bring your own art supplies at ArtShareLA 801 E. 4th Place Los Angeles Ca 90013 Free Parking across the street from ArtShareLA drive up the ramp hosted by Museumofpablo and Malvimart check out our blog for further info: www.lifedrawingmuze.blogspot.com follow us on : www.instagram.com/lifedrawingmuze/ www.facebook.com/lifedrawingmuze www.twitter.com/ldmuze Please RSVP lifedrawingmuze@yahoo.com to confirm your attendance. More info

Saturday, October 15th

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    Road to Equality

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Central Park in Pasadena
    Come add a road tile to our Road to Equality. We provide the materials and you create an image of "what LGBT Pride means to you?" Your tile will be added to our displayed Road to Equality of several hundred road tiles. More info
  • Developing Story Through Drawing & Painting w Zeal Harris

    For Adults11:00am
    At Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica
    Taking inspiration from the 400 year tradition of Mexican retablo painting, participants in this class will explore self-examination and commemoration by painting an extraordinary event from their personal lives. Mexican retablos are also known as ex-votos (from ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made.") These folk paintings are created in the Mexican Catholic tradition as personal testimonials of travails survived and blessings received. Traditionally done by people with no painting experience, their contemplation of grace and thankfulness can be translated to a secular setting. This workshop encourages the painter to think about their life as a story filled with everyday miracles. More info

Sunday, October 16th

  • The Big Draw at Cruzita's

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Cruzita's Deli and Cafe in Huntington Park
    Join us for a day of art making at Cruzita's Deli and Café! Paint with coffee or join a chalk drawing collage. Art activities for all ages. More info
  • Andell Family Sundays

    For Families12:30pm
    At Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Mid-Wilshire
    Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30. More info
  • Drawing From the Masters: Mark Making

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At Getty Center
    Free drawing class in the Museum Galleries More info
  • VALLEY ART BRUNCH

    For Adults10:30pm
    At Valley Print Studio in Woodland Hills
    VALLEY ART BRUNCH @ Valley Print Studio - Woodland Hills A great PAINTING or DRAWING EVENT for ARTISTS. A NUDE FEMALE MODEL in a 4 HOUR LONG POSE! Paint - Draw - Food - Drinks - Music - Live Model More info

Wednesday, October 19th

  • Life Drawing with Ryman Arts

    For Adults6:30pm
    At Media Lab (at Maker City LA) in Downtown L.A.
    Life drawing workshop with a nude model at the Media Lab in Downtown Los Angeles. More info

Saturday, October 22nd

  • Family Art Day- Goodnight Moon

    For Families10:00am
    At Pepperdine University's Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts in Malibu
    Join us for a free Family Art Day: Goodnight Moon as we work on children's projects inspired by Margaret Wise Brown's classic children's book Goodnight Moon. Free museum tours are available, so please stop by any time between 10am-1pm. Mermaid Theatre's performance of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, performed the same day inside Smother's Theatre at 11am and 1pm, is an additional fee. More info
  • Developing Story Through Drawing & Painting w Zeal Harris

    For Adults11:00am
    At Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica
    Taking inspiration from the 400 year tradition of Mexican retablo painting, participants in this class will explore self-examination and commemoration by painting an extraordinary event from their personal lives. Mexican retablos are also known as ex-votos (from ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made.") These folk paintings are created in the Mexican Catholic tradition as personal testimonials of travails survived and blessings received. Traditionally done by people with no painting experience, their contemplation of grace and thankfulness can be translated to a secular setting. This workshop encourages the painter to think about their life as a story filled with everyday miracles. More info

Sunday, October 23rd

  • STAR Prep Academy's "Crawly Critters" Chalk Art Station

    For Families12:00pm
    At STAR Eco Station in Culver City
    Come draw big, creepy, crawly, beautiful critters with us at the STAR Eco Station for our Enchanted Crawly Hallow's Eve event! More info
  • Andell Family Sundays

    For Families12:30pm
    At Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Mid-Wilshire
    Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30. More info
  • Celebrate Dia de los Muertos!

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At UCLA Fowler Museum Courtyard in Westwood
    Celebrate Dia de los Muertos! Enjoy a lively Mariachi performance in honor of Day of The Dead. Then, marvel at the fantastic sculptures by contemporary Mexican artists in Intersections and and yarn paintings in Spun Universe. Afterwards, try your hand at drawing Calaveras (skulls) on your face or a mask with fun face paints and pastels. More info

Thursday, October 27th

  • The Big Draw on Catalina Island

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Catalina Island Museum
    Day of the Dead Mermaid Drawing at Catalina Island Museum More info
  • Dia De Los Muertos Sketchcrawl

    For All Ages6:00pm
    At Fullerton College Art Gallery in Fullerton
    Dia De Los Muertos Sketchcrawl - come draw with us! All are welcome to join our students and faculty as they sketch the event. More info
  • Gallery Girls - Drink N Draw

    For All Ages8:00pm
    At CASEY'S IRISH PUB in Downtown L.A.
    Original DRINK & DRAW w/ the Gallery Girls Great Models and Drinks - 5's, 10's & 25 min poses Come mingle with artists & DRAW models Only $15 More info

Friday, October 28th

Saturday, October 29th

  • The Seventh Principle Draw

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church in Canoga Park
    Drawing event for all ages to celebrate the interconnectedness of everybody drawing at the same time throughout Los Angeles. More info
  • The Big Draw on Catalina Island

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Catalina Island Museum
    Day of the Dead Mermaid Drawing at Catalina Island Museum More info
  • Pasadena Draws on the Big Draw LA

    For All Ages11:00am
    At John Muir High School in Pasadena
    A day of drawing, performance art (knitting a hammock for public installation), spoken word, chalk art, printmaking face painting etc. More info
  • Big Draw AV-There will come Soft Rains

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Antelope Valley College Art Gallery in Lancaster
    The Big Draw AV Drawing is a universal language, connecting generations, cultures, and communities. The Big Draw LA was launched in October 2010 by Ryman Arts to create participatory opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can help us: look more closely, inspire creative thinking, communicate with others, and have fun in the process. This event located at the AVC Art Gallery will engage student and community artists to participate in public drawing sessions, and artist collaborations inside the gallery space which center on the response to Ray Bradbury's short story "There Will Come Soft Rains." More info
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    Paint with us at Hollywood Forever's Dia de los Muertos Festival!

    For All Ages12:15pm
    At Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    Come paint on fabric to join the altar tribute honoring our friends and relatives who have passed in the recent years. More info

Sunday, October 30th

  • Andell Family Sundays

    For Families12:30pm
    At Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Mid-Wilshire
    Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection.Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30. More info

Saturday, November 5th

  • Blind Contour Drawing with Zeal Harris

    For Adults12:00pm
    At Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica
    Class #2700.309: Saturday 11/5, 12pm-3pm Cost: $5 Register at the link above or call 310.458.2239. Blind Contour drawing is a fun and fundamental exercise to train your artistic eye and hand, while releasing any stressful striving for accuracy or realism. Using pencils, pens and watercolors, create timed sketches drawn from any source (landscape, portrait, object, still life, or enlarged photographs) — while NOT looking at your paper. Come to this class to draw, have fun, and laugh while developing skills. Instructor will supply some objects to draw; participants are also encouraged to bring their own. Open to any level. More info
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