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Past 2019 Events

No matter what your background, age, or experience is, there was 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.

Tuesday, October 1st

  • Book Cover Redo, Central Library

    For All Ages9:00am
    At Glendale Central Library
    Express yourself with the Glendale Public Library, submit your version of what your favorite book cover should look like. Submissions will be reviewed and the winner gets a prize. More info
  • Buddha Board Drawing Station, Central Library

    For All Ages9:00am
    At Glendale Central Library
    Join us at the Glendale Public Library, we will have a station on the main floor where patrons can use Buddha Boards, a drawing surface that utilizes water to create marks. More info
  • Big Pencil, Central Library

    For Families5:00pm
    At Central Children’s Room, Glendale Central Library
    Come draw with a really big pencil. More info

Wednesday, October 2nd

Saturday, October 5th

  • Drawing from Antiquity: Trompe L’oeil

    For All Ages11:00am
    At The Getty Villa, Malibu
    Take part in the centuries-old tradition of sketching from ancient works by drawing from the Museum’s collection and sights at the Getty Villa. More info

Sunday, October 6th

  • Make Your Mark in the Park - 10th Anniversary

    For All Ages11:00am
    At Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles
    Come draw with us! Ryman Arts students will be leading free drawing activities for every ability level in beautiful Grand Park. More info
  • Drawing From the Masters: Make Your Mark!

    Drawing From the Masters: Make Your Mark!

    For All Ages3:30pm
    At J. Paul Getty Museum -- Getty Center
    Drawing From the Masters: Make Your Mark! Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Museum Galleries, Getty Center Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art every first and third Sunday of the month at the Getty Center. In October, join the city-wide Big Draw LA celebration and explore the expressive potential of mark making while learning new ways to create value, form, and texture with artist Marissa Magdalena. Materials are provided and all experience levels welcome. Sign-up begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Information Desk. Free | No ticket required | Parking $20 per car. More info

Monday, October 7th

Wednesday, October 9th

Thursday, October 10th

Friday, October 11th

Saturday, October 12th

  • Raw Materials Art Supplies Uninstructed Life Drawing Workshop

    Uninstructed Figure Drawing Workshop

    For Adults11:30am
    At Raw Materials Art Supplies, Downtown Los Angeles
    Raw Materials Art Supplies kicks off their uninstructed figure drawing workshops with a series of FREE uninstructed costumed drawing workshops in the classroom space of our new store in the LA Fashion District during the month of October. More info
  • SGVPride2019

    Category is... LOVE!!!

    For All Ages12:15pm
    At Pasadena Central Park
    SGV Pride continues it’s annual participation in The Big Draw this year with a celebration of love! Come join us and make your mark in a heart, expressing love in your own way. Also enjoy all the family fun, entertainment, vendors, car show, performers & much, much more as the San Gabriel Valley celebrates art, culture & community in Pasadena. More info
  • Front steps of Brand Library

    Chalk the Walk at Brand Library & Art Center

    For All Ages2:00pm
    At Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale
    Come chalk your way up the front steps of Brand Library. Bring your imaginations and creativity to the library and decorate the front steps with sidewalk chalk. More info

Monday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 15th


    Art with LACMA - Masquerade

    For All Ages3:00pm
    At Alma Reaves Woods Watts Branch - Los Angeles Public Library
    Make and learn about art with the entire family. October's program is dedicated to Masquerades, which are plays, ceremonies, or dances by masked performers. Masquerades provide entertainment, define social roles, and communicate religious meaning. Workshops are led by teaching artists from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Each series is drop in, you may attend one class, or all in the series. No registration necessary. All workshops are free of charge and art materials are provided. More info

Wednesday, October 16th

Thursday, October 17th

Monday, October 21st

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Thursday, October 24th

Saturday, October 26th

  • Brand front steps

    Draw on Up at Brand Library & Art Center

    For All Ages10:00am
    At Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale
    Come draw your way up the front steps of Brand Library. We will be rolling paper down the front steps for drawing, bring your imaginations and creativity to the library. More info
  • Festival For All Skid Row Artists

    Festival For All Skid Row Artists

    For All Ages1:00pm
    At Gladys Park, Downtown Los Angeles
    The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day festival of performing and visual art with plenty of music, showcasing the diverse range of talents among Skid Row residents. Taking place in Gladys Park (corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue), the festival has become one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in Skid Row where over 100 Skid Row Artists perform or display their artwork to enthusiastic audiences. Many come back each year and prepare their acts and works of art, and thanks to extensive street outreach, many people will get on-stage for the very first time and get in the mix of the vibrant Skid Row artistic culture. More info

Monday, October 28th

Tuesday, October 29th

Wednesday, October 30th

Saturday, November 2nd

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