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Past 2012 Events

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Decorate a book bag with 'tie-dye' drawing at Valley Plaza Public Library

October 2, 2012

We provide the cloth book bag - you turn it into a 60's style creation, drawing with permanent markers and applying rubbing alcohol to create an amazing new design.

Come enjoy an afternoon of fun, free art in the park.  Afterward, take your completed art project into the library and enjoy cookies and drinks in the meeting room.

The event will take place in the park right behind the library.  Ample parking in front of the library, or on the street

Tuesday Night Cafe Presents 'Who Lights Up Your Life?'

October 2, 2012

"Who Lights Up Your Life?" is a visual arts project fueled by Tuesday Night Cafe (TNC), an interdisciplinary performance, art, and community space in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. On the first and third Tuesday of the month, spring through fall, TNC maintains a free, positive, and inclusive space with afocus on new work from Asian American/Pacific Islander communities and from the Greater Los Angeles area. A completely volunteer-run endeavor for over 14 years, TNC has become one of the longest-running public art spaces in downtown Los Angeles.

On the evening of October 2, "Who Lights Up Your Life" will illuminate the visual arts at TNC and engage audience members in a fun, positive way as co-creators of the space. Over the course of the evening, performers and audience members will be invited to draw "who lights up their lives" on white paper bags, which will be transformed into luminaria lanterns that will light the TNC stage.

In conjunction with the theme of that evening's TNC, "LGBTQ Family Night," the project will highlight the wealth that people bring to our lives, creating a glowing visual statement of appreciation, gratitude, and love.

The Original Drink and Draw Social Club at Casey's Irish Bar!

October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2012

We are a group of Artists, writers, animators, graphic designers; anyone and everyone who likes to drink and draw. All are welcome in this B.Y.O. (bring yer own stuff) affair. We meet weekly at Casey's Irish bar. Check your ego at the door and have a good time drawing whatever comes to mind. Drink, draw, socialize. Whatever you want to do, we are here to relax and spread the creative fire. Bring yourself out weekly during the big draw, every week is different. Sometimes it's loud and there is more drinking and sometimes it is quiet (not really,) and we all just draw. See you there!

The Mismanagement

Help Make Our Library a Birthday Card at the LA Public Library, Lincoln Heights Branch

October 5, 2012

The Lincoln Heights Branch turns 100 in 2016. Let's create images of the Library and what activities you have done at the Library in preparation for our big celebration in 2016.

37th Worldwide Sketchcrawl at Ports O'Call

October 6, 2012

Sketchcrawl is a worldwide day of artists sketching together around the world.
Los Angeles Sketchcrawl group is meeting in San Pedro at Ports O' Call, with an option to walk to Crafted Market.

Ryman Arts' Community Arts Club at the Santa Ana Art Walk

October 6, 2012

Join the members of Ryman Arts' Community Arts Club to draw your wishes and hang them from our wishing tree!

Located in the wonderful Grand Central Art Center, this event is part of Santa Ana Art Walk night, visit the galleries of Santa Ana arts district, make an art night of it!

reDiscover Center presents Harvest Your Creativity at the Mar Vista Farmers Market

October 7, 2012

Join the reDiscover Center at the Mar Vista Farmer Market as we sketch the vibrant colors of the Farmers Market! From red delicious apples, to purple onions, from bouquet of flowers to the passer-bys!

All ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged...professional artists will be there to help guide the beginner.

Live DJs will be spinning from 11am.

Art Brunch - 4 Hour Pose + Food & Drinks at The Kline Academy

October 7, 2012

We will have a live model or two in one LONG POSE (4 Hours!)

With a complementary BRUNCH.
Coffee, Tea, Juice, Champagne, Mimosas
Pastries, Muffins, Toast, Butter, Jams
Cheese, Cold Cuts, Crackers, hard boiled eggs
Grapes, Fruits, Dried Fruits, Nuts
Deserts, Cookies, Pies, Cakes

Food - Drinks - Music - Models
Model - Layna and Geisha
(Probably 2 models in 2 rooms. We have been having a full house each time now.)

Learn to Draw Anime with Carlos Nieto at the Sylmar Branch, Los Angeles Public Library

October 9, 2012

Join artist Carlos Nieto for a free anime-drawing workshop for teens ages 11-19.

Drawing Journal Event at Valley Plaza Public Library

October 9, 2012

Create and embellish your own unique art notebook.

Drawing Club!

October 11, 2012

This monthly workshop is just brimming with idea-generating, image-making games that'll un-train your brain to stop thinking so much and surrender to the power of the pen.

Perfect for artists with writer's block, writers with artist's block, emerging and retired cartoonists, or those who just want to get their draw on. 

All drawing materials will be provided, and participants will not leave the workshop empty-handed. The first rule of drawing club is…tell your friends!

Gallery Girls - Late Night Drawing with Gregory Weir Quiton at Gallery Godo

October 12, 2012

Come to this FUN 3 hour Drawing Workshop with...

2 Models on 2 stages (EVERYONE GETS A GOOD SEAT!)
Fun Music, Free Snacks, Drinks

Theme is "FASHION NUDES" with Featured Artist Gregory Weir-Quiton
with models ... To NEW Fashion Models NAZRA & ...
Music by Jason Savvy

Gallery Girls - Painting With Pizzaz Workshop at Gallery Godo

October 13, 2012

3 hour Painting & Drawing Workshop
ONE POSE - Figure
The idea of this workshop is nudes with a little more
Model : Olivia

San Gabriel Valley Pride: the Road to Equality - at Pasadena City College!

October 14, 2012

San Gabriel Valley Pride, which will be on Sunday, October 14th from 11am to 6pm at Pasadena City College and it is FREE to the public.

This year we are participating in the Big Draw LA and invite the community, young and old, to help us by painting or drawing a road tile which will be placed on our Road to Equality there at the Festival for everyone to see.  We supply the materials, you supply the creative genius!

Also at the Festival we'll have Entertainmentthat will feature La Habra Depot Theatre performing excepts from The Who's Tommy andRent.  Other entertainment includes a dance troupe from Pasadena's own Athletic Garage, the indie bands Walla, Father Tiger and Arro Verse.  DJ Nova Jade and DJInturn will spin. Bloomin' Squares will kick up their heels and teach a few square dance steps too.  KPFK's Cary Harrison and Steve Pride will take turns as MC of the entertainment.

People can also enjoy a pre-'79 Classic Car Show produced with the help of Great Autos of Yesteryear.  The Authors' Forum will present readings/signings from Dan Bucatinsky "Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?" Dominick Domingo "Nameless Prince" Bernard Cooper "The Bill From My Father" and Ryka Aoki "Seasonal Velocities."

State Senator Carol Liu will open the event.  City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and other elected officials will stop by throughout the day to voice their support of SGVPride and the LGBT community in the San Gabriel Valley.

Family and Kids' area will join the usual array of community organizations and vendors selling pride-related items with food and beverage also available.

Check it all out at

Ryman Arts Presents 'Make Your Mark in the Park' at Grand Park!

October 14, 2012

Join us for a fun-filled, creative afternoonas we celebrate the act of drawing and be a part of a special Big Draw LA event, Make Your Mark in the Park, presented by Ryman Arts in association with Active Arts at the Music Center and Grand Park.

Hundreds of your fellow Angelenos will gather to draw Grand Park! At noon on Sunday, October 14, paper will be rolled stretching five city blocks from The Music Center Plaza to City Hall, and everyone is welcome to participate-and capture the spirit of Grand Park. Students from Ryman Arts will be on site to provide you with art supplies and encouragement, and draw with you. At the end of the day, the drawing will be photographed and ultimately showcased as a scrolling panorama online. This is the third annual Make Your Mark in the Park event as part of The Big Draw LA, a county-wide drawing celebration during the month of October.

View the finished panorama here

LA Inside and Out

October 16, 2012

Teens, come and get your creativity on! Draw your favorite buildings and places that you love near home or around town so we can build one legendary collage of LA! Show us your wicked drawing skills - and come represent LA - inside and out!

Gallery Girls - 'Killer Klowns' Drawing Workshop at The Hanger

October 18, 2012

Presented by Gnomon, SKETCH THEATRE & Gallery Girls

A Fun Social Gathering of Artists & Models
Music - Live Models - Drawing - Crazy themes & Fun People!

Models: Marissa, Taryn and Jennifer!!!!!
Music by DJ Jason Savvy

Draw for the Library at Porter Ranch Library

October 20, 2012

Come help the library create a welcome banner!

Art in Nature at Franklin Canyon Park

October 21, 2012

Respond to nature and the inspiration that it gives. Enjoy an easy hike to Franklin Canyon Lake where we will use various mediums to create art.  Bring your own supplies, or borrow some of ours.  Meet at Sooky Goldman Nature Center inside Franklin Canyon Park.

Presented by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority with funding from National Park Service.

Kid's Hands in Nature at King Gillette Ranch

October 21, 2012

Join us for an easy stroll to study the nature around us. Afterwards create art, inspired by all the nature you have seen. For ages 3-8 years (must accompanied by adult).

Meet at the parking lot to left of pond of Knig Gillette Ranch. 

King Gillette Ranch: A project of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority in cooperation with Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, California State Parks, and National Park Service.

Lennox Big Draw at Lennox Park!

October 21, 2012

Lennox Art and Culture Committee's Art Club is proud to present The Big Draw at Lennox Park! Lennox's Youth is leading the way through the arts by building a community with the vision of their hearts. Lennox, CA is full of potential and we are bringing out the best of people by uniting efforts to create an event of our own to join people around the world through The Big Draw LA.

Lennox Park will be transformed to become a space for the human imagination to come out and play. Lennox Big Draw is designed to be an arts destination for all to come and enjoy the music of local artist who will be performing along with family art activities throughout the day. Celebrate with us the joy of who we are as a community. Come as you are and let yourself be free through the arts by drawing, dancing, singing and whatever tickles your fancy at the heart of the community, Lennox Park!

Gallery Girls - Paint, Wine & Cheese at PAINT LAB

October 21, 2012

Come paint or draw one of the famous Gallery Girls models...
One Pose - 3 Hours - Music - Wine & Cheese
"Moulin Rouge" Theme
Model - Leah

Take a line for a walk at the Skirball

October 23-28, 2012

Join the Skirball and other museums across Los Angeles for a celebration of the art of drawing. Using unusual  materials, such a garden hoses, rope, extension cords and plastic tubing to draw your own imaginative animals inspired by the creatures on the Ark.

Family Art Studio

Stop by and craft a unique work of art with teaching artist Nancy-Konrardy-Proett. Participate in a one of a kind drawing activity designed especially in celebration of Big Draw LA. Projects are designed to inspire the whole family to think creatively and work together.

Make a Monsterpiece at Carpenter Community Charter!

October 26, 2012

Join Carpenter Community Charter as we participate in Big Draw LA for the third year in a row.

On October 26th at our annual Halloween Carnival the public is invited to come and create Monsterpieces in the exquisite corpse drawing style.  Materials provided and costumes encouraged.

Draw with The Community Arts Club at Otis!

October 28, 2012

Join the members of Ryman Arts' Community Arts Club to draw with a Halloween theme at Otis College of Art & Design.