Culture Days 2017- Thank you to all the participants!

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.

culture days 2017 north vancouver

At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.

drawing with your non dominant hand

Like drawing with your non- dominant hand

drawing from random scribbles

Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper

drawing from random scribbles

no phone selfie monoprint technique

Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.

participants to the big picture art project

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!

Culture days activity in North Vancouver: Everyone can draw for The Big Picture Art Project

Culture days are coming up and Sophie and I will host an activity in my North Vancouver studio.

Everyone can draw for the Big Picture Art Project.

September 30th and October 1st
10 am to 4 pm

125 Garden avenue in North Vancouver


You want to participate in the project and:

– 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.

She writes the popular blog:

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.

What are people talking about in the Big Picture? part 3

Here are a few new examples of subjects that can be a source of inspiration for you to participate in the Big Picture:

Your travel journal

Drawing by V Tan
See it on the Big Picture

Gender equality

Drawing by Rosa Martinelli
See it on the Big Picture


Drawing by Darrell Wilson
See it on the Big Picture

Where you grew up

Drawing by Carolyn Watson
See it on the Big Picture


How you are feeling

Drawing by alison mcbride
See it on the Big Picture

From your imagination

Drawing by Gabriella Wirasendy
See it on the Big Picture

A scene from your life

Drawing by Danny Maltais
See it on the Big Picture

People in waiting rooms

Drawing by Sharon Rigsby
See it on the Big Picture

Participate in the Big Picture before September 30th and you will entered to win prizes in our next giveaway

On September 30th  we will select 7 of the most interesting contributions to the Big Picture for our third giveaway and they will win prizes by our sponsors.

If you already participated in the project, you don’t need to do anything,  you are automatically eligible to win a prize.

 See the winners of our past giveaways here:

Our giveaway prizes

One year subscription to the Artist Network .tv

One year subscription to the artist network tv

2 Pan Pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set


1 Strathmore Vision sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5 inches and a Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

1 Strathmore Vision sketchbook 7 x 10 inches and 1 Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

1 Speedball Sketching Artist Set

Speedball sketch set prize giveaway for the big picture art project

1 Speedball fountain pen

If you already uploaded you drawings, you are automatically entered for the giveaways

Each participant can upload up to 4 pictures

Good luck !