Saturday, February 23, 2013
Use your phone to check out the final mural installation here!
Registration is closed. Click here to be put on the waiting list.
Sharpen your pencils ‘cause it’s nearly time for Draw-a-Thon!
Draw-a-Thon is an annual FREE event held at Joslyn just for high school students. This is a chance for students to experience the Museum unlike any other visit. We will rock some tunes, get our hands messy, make some art, eat some pizza and make new friends.
Check out the Facebook page for details and photos from previous events. Keep checking back as we update the page with this year's artists.
Draw-a-Thon is a lock-in style event that celebrates drawing as an essential a powerful tool for self-expression. We’re not saying everyone needs to be a masterful drawer but we do think it is important to realize that even the lamest doodle may inspire you to create art.
Participants of Draw-a-Thon will spend the evening moving through a series of small group workshops led by artists from the Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts’ mentor program to gain firsthand insight about how drawing skills can be utilized in the creation of anything from sculptures and paintings to fashion designs and cupcakes.
This year's artists include:
A highlight of Draw-a-Thon is the collaborative storybook mural that is created throughout the night. After each workshop Draw-a-Thon participants and instructors will gather in the Museum’s fountain court to smear charcoal and share ideas to create a mural based on a classic work of literature. Each year pages are ripped out of books like Pinocchio or Jack and the Beanstalk and distributed amongst the crowd. It is up to those in attendance to tell the story through their drawings in a way that can be read by our guests once the mural is installed in the Museum’s Riley Education Gallery.
At the end of the night we all give our creative minds a break while pizza and soda is served and students hang out and meet new art-loving friends from through the metro. We will have a DJ on hand to give out prizes and get people dancing.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make art with perfect strangers that love art as much as you do! Reservations are required, please visit the Draw-a-Thon page at joslyn.org to let us know that you plan to attend and follow “Joslyn Draw-a-Thon” on Facebook for updates on Draw-a-Thon artists and to vote on what story we choose for this year’s mural.
Draw-a-Thon is presented as a free event thanks to support from the
Joslyn Art Museum Association (JAMA), 89.7 The River (KIWR) / Iowa
Western Community College, Blick Art Materials, and the Kent Bellows
Studio & Center for Visual Arts.