October 26, 2018

Get Creative at the Big Draw Festival on October 27th and 28th

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Located at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, The Big Draw Festival  promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention. The festival takes place on October 27th and 28th, and it makes a great way to spend a fall weekend.

The event will feature a Sketching Lab, live model sketching, in-gallery sessions with teaching artists, live music, and film screenings. The festival is entirely free and each program is first-come, first served. The museum-wide celebration of drawing is the world’s largest drawing festival and is a great way to enhance your own sketching skills. Check out the following schedule of events:

  • Morning Kick-Offs
    October 27, 28 at 11:00
    East Garden Court
    Take Five Meditation leads 45 minutes of mindfulness exercises and communal contemplations to jump-start each day of the festival.
  • Live Model Sketching
    October 27, 28 11:00–5:00
    East Building Atrium
  • Sketching Lab
    October 27, 28 11:00–5:00
    East Building Reception Room
  • Sketching from Still Life
    October 27, 28 11:00–5:00
    East Building Mezzanine

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