Saturday, March 1, 2014
6 pm–Midnight


Hey high school students! Come hang out with us and make some art! Draw-a-Thon is a special night at the Museum for you and your friends to come work with local artists, make art,dance and eat pizza . . . and it’s FREE!

This annual event celebrates drawing as an essential part of the creative process. All artists use drawing at some point or other to help them figure out how to make their idea areality. Not all artists are great drawers but it helps to know the tricks and techniques it takes to make a doodle into a masterpiece.

Participants will move through a series of small group workshops led by artists from Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program to gain insight about how drawing skills can be utilized in the creation of anything from sculptures and paintings to fashion designs and cupcakes.

A highlight of Draw-a-Thon is the collaborative creation of a storybook mural. Throughout the night all of our small groups and mentors will gather together to contribute to a mural based on a classic work of literature. Later, the mural will be installed in Joslyn’s Riley Family Education Gallery for Museum visitors to see in the weeks that follow.

At the end of the night we all give our creative minds a break with a chance to relax in the galleries, share our completed work, and meet new friends from throughout the metro as pizza is served and a DJ from 89.7 The River gets people dancing.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Museum like no other visit! Reservations are required, so please visit the Draw-a-Thon page at www.joslyn.org to register and see photos from past events. Questions? Call Andy Smith, Joslyn’s Studio Programs Manager, at (402) 661-3839.

Draw-a-Thon is presented as a free event, thanks to support from the Joslyn Art Museum Association, 89.7 The River (KIW R) /Iowa Western Community College, and Blick Art Materials, Inc.

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Use your phone to check out the the 2013 mural installation here!

Sharpen your pencils ‘cause it’s nearly time for Draw-a-Thon!