Vancouver Draw Down is happening tomorrow, so sharpen your pencils and head out to over 35 FREE drawing workshops across Vancouver. Now in its 6th year, Vancouver Draw Down is a one-day, city-wide drawing festival that celebrates creativity and challenges commonplace ideas about what drawing is and what it can do. On Saturday, June 20, reconnect with the power and pleasure of making your mark.
The workshops are developed and led by local professional artists, and designed for people of all ages and skill levels! Workshops will be held at almost 40 locations including 23 community centres, Emily Carr University with Creative Mornings, Mountainview Cemetery, among many. They’re free and no registration is required.
Here’s a highlight of a few workshops you don’t want to miss:
We’re in a Boat!
Paint with watercolours while sitting in a dragon boat in False Creek. Let the Dragon Boat Festival and stunning skyline be your inspiration.
Creekside Community Centre | 1pm – 3pm
What do drawing, dance and architecture have to do with each other? Explore the connection at this hands-on workshop.
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre | 1pm – 4pm
Through drawing, explore artist Ian Johnston’s exhibition The Chamber, an enormous inflatable installation that reveals an enormous mass of discarded household items.
Access Gallery | 4pm – 5:30pm
While you’re out at the workshops, pick up a Draw Down Passport. Collect 2 or more stamps in your passport to enter to win amazing prizes from Opus Art Supplies (grand prize valued at $225). And Share your drawings throughout the day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag us @VanDrawDown and use the hashtag #DrawDown! Inspire fellow Vancouverites to make their mark by sharing your drawings online.
Full workshop listings available at the Vancouver Draw Down website.