Vancouver Draw Down, on Saturday June 15, is a day-long city-wide celebration of drawing. With more than 35 free workshops at venues across the city, including the Kitsilano Community Centre, there’s something for everyone no matter your technical ability.
I loved art class at school but my poor mum had to exhibit some woeful paintings and pottery to spare my feelings. And as an adult I shy away from drawing because of my clear lack of talent. So when I learned the Draw Down workshops are about process and pleasure and not technical skill, I was delighted I’d get to take part.
The free, hands-on workshops, led by professional artists, will cover a range of artistic expressions, from murals to doodling, sketching, still life, font creation, and more. Artist Sydney Hermant will be leading a liquid light workshop at the Kitsilano Community Centre, from 1:00-3:00 pm, June 15. Why not join her and use techniques developed for psychedelic overhead projection in the 1960s to create and trace moving murals while enjoying a psych-rock playlist.
You can check out the Vancouver Draw Down website to learn more about Saturday’s events. All of the workshops are open-ended so you can come and go as you please and move to different events around the city.
Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St, 604-257-6976
Orla is mother to two girls, age 1 and 3. She takes full advantage of the great amenities for families in Kitsilano. Like most parents, she’s tired, but happy. Read more about her family’s adventures at Brilliantthankyou.wordpress.com, celebrating family and life in Vancouver.
Last modified: September 5, 2013