Sketching is Seeing | The Big Draw Festival
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Sat 26 Oct 5:00 p.m.
Sun 27 Oct 11:00 a.m.
Join the world’s largest drawing festival! This museum-wide celebration of drawing includes a Sketching Lab, in-gallery sessions with teaching artists, live models, and dance. All sketching materials provided. East Building


This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.    


Saturday, October 26 | 5:00–8:00 p.m.
 

3-D Illustrations: Colored Birds with Paper Wings*
Ongoing / Mezzanine Transform multicolor paper into 3-D birds with artist and illustrator Ieva Babilaité.

Figure Drawing

Ongoing / Atrium
Drop in and sketch from live clothed models. An educator will be on hand to help you get started.  

Performances
5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. / Atrium / 10 min.
Joy of Motion Dance
Joy of Motion cultivates a diverse community of dance students, educators, artists, and audiences in the DC metropolitan area by providing exceptional dance education and performances that open doors for learners of all ages and abilities.  

Sketching Lab

Ongoing / Atrium
Experiment with materials and technique in the Sketching Lab. Create on your own or receive instruction from a teaching artist.  

Drop-in Sketching

Ongoing
Create a continuous line drawing inspired by the artwork of Alexander Calder, learn color theory from an Alma Thomas painting, and explore form and shape in pop art.  

Still-Life Sketches

Mezzanine Terrace  

Color: Alma Thomas

Upper Level / Gallery 407C  

Form and Shape: Pop Art
Upper Level / Gallery 407D  

Line: Alexander Calder

Tower / Gallery 606  


Sunday, October 27 | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
 

Film
*

11:15 a.m. / Lecture Hall / West Building
New York International Children’s Film Festival Dutch Animation Celebration Recommended for ages 8 and over  

Family Art Lab
Ongoing / Mezzanine
Relax, play, and interact in our family-friendly sketching space. Create a “sidewalk” sketch, experiment with child-friendly drawing materials, and enjoy a selection of children’s books at the Pop-Up Family Library.  

Storytime

1:00 and 3:00 p.m. / Mezzanine
Together we’ll read a book aloud, move, and play. We welcome all ages, especially our youngest visitors and nursing parents.  

Figure Drawing

Ongoing / Atrium
Drop in and sketch from live clothed models. An educator will be on hand to help you get started.
 
Sketching Lab
Ongoing / Atrium
Experiment with materials and technique in the Sketching Lab. Create on your own or receive instruction from a teaching artist.  

Drop-in Sketching

1:00–4:00 p.m.
Create a continuous line drawing inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, learn color theory from an Alma Thomas painting, and explore form and shape in pop art.  

These drop-in experiences include light instruction by teaching artists.  

Still-Life Sketches

Mezzanine Terrace  

Color: Alma Thomas

Upper Level / Gallery 407C  

Form and Shape: Pop Art

Upper Level / Gallery 407D  

Line: Alexander Calder

Tower / Gallery 606  

Exquisite Corpse Scavenger Hunt

Ongoing / Welcome Table / Atrium  
Draw fantastical, wacky, and surprising creatures while exploring the Gallery. This scavenger hunt is inspired by Exquisite Corpse, a chance-based game played by surrealist artists.      


*These events are brought to you by the 12th annual Kids Euro Festival, a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to DC metro area children from age 2 to 12. With programs both for the general public and for school groups, more than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy Kids Euro Festival programs each year. This is made possible by the 28 European Union countries and the European Union Delegation in Washington in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation and The Carmel Cultural Endowment for the Arts. For the full lineup of events, please visit www.kidseurofestival.org and follow us at #KidsEUFest.

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This is a free event


Suitable for ages: All

Organised by national gallery of art

Contact
Sherri Williams
t: 202-842-6230
e: community@nga.gov




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