For Culture Days Sophie Babeanu (art therapist in North Vancouver) and I, Sandrine Pelissier (visual artist in North Vancouver) have arranged a few drawing stations in the studio with simple instructions.
At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.
Like drawing with your non- dominant hand
Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper
Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.
Once the drawings were made, participants had the opportunity to have their drawings scanned and to upload them to the Big Picture Art Project
Thank you to all the participants!!
We had some awesome participations to the big picture from our Culture Days visitors. Here are a few:
See you next year !
We are encouraging art teachers and artists to use our project as the starting point for any drawing or writing activities they would like to organize. So let us know and we will be happy to help promote your activity!
– The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine?
– You have an interesting story to share?
– You could not use a computer if your life depended on it?
– What on earth is a scanner?
– Last time you drew something was in elementary school
– Your dog ate your drawing
– You feel like having a conversation with two heavily french accented ladies.
Come and see us, we can help !
Sandrine and Sophie will show you some simple drawing techniques: line contour drawing, line and cross hatching, cross contour drawing, scumbling technique, drawing with twigs. You will also have the chance to try for yourself some fun techniques like continuous drawing, blind continuous drawing, and drawing with your non dominant hand.
Supplies will be provided.
Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver-based visual artist and the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.
Sophie Babeanu is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She graduated from Langara College in Vancouver. She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.