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!
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: www.paintingdemos.com
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.
Here are a few new examples of subjects that can be a source of inspiration for you to participate in the Big Picture:
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
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
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 !
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR DRAWING
We are very happy as we reached our first milestone of 500 uploads.
A big thank you to all the participants, you are awesome!
We still have a long way to go but we wanted to share our gratitude; Seeing so many people participate and collaborate from so many different countries on the same project makes us happy !!
See our 500th picture on the Big Picture here
Sandrine and Sophie