Saturday, February 20; 6 pm-midnight
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HEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
Stay out late and make some art!
Draw-a-Thon is a special lock-in style event for you and your friends to meet local artists, make art, dance and eat pizza…and it’s all FREE!
This annual event celebrates drawing as an essential part of the creative process and will introduce you to art-minded people from over the metro. Not all artists are great drawers but Draw-a-Thon will teach you the drawing tricks and techniques it takes to turn a doodle into a masterpiece.
w-a-Thon participants will move throughout the Museum to take part in a series of small-group art making workshops to gain firsthand insight to the creative process of artists from Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program and Joslyn Art Classes.
A highlight of Draw-a-Thon is the collaborative creation of a large-scale storybook mural. Throughout the night we will all gather around the Storz Fountain Court to contribute to a mural based on a classic work of literature, such as Pinocchio or even the origin of Superman. After reading segments of the story, you and your friends will work together to create huge drawings that tell story with pictures. The finished series of drawings will be installed in the Museum’s Riley Education Gallery at the end of the night and will remain on view for guests 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 the art you created, and meet new friends as pizza is served and we dance to the grooves of the Kent Bellow’s Music Arts Program.
Reservations are required for Draw-a-Thon.
Special thanks to Metropolitan Community College and Joslyn Art Museum Association (JAMA) for their support of this event.