Over 50 Free Drawing Workshops Offered This Weekend in Vancouver

Vancouver Draw Down 2014

Photo: courtesy of Vancouver Draw Down

Whether you love to draw, doodle, or design — celebrate all things creative with Vancouver Draw Down on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The Vancouver Draw Down, now in its fifth year, is an annual celebration of drawing to reconnect everyone with the power and creative pleasure of making marks on paper.

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Over 50 Free Drawing Workshops Offered This Weekend in Vancouver

Vancouver Draw Down – June 9, 2012

Drawing at the Vancouver Draw Down. Photo: Melissa Baker / Vancouver Draw Down

Think you can’t draw? Think again!

That’s the tagline for the annual Vancouver Draw Down, a city-wide event that aims to change your mind about drawing—if you can make a mark, you can draw!—while challenging all Vancouverites to get in touch with their artistic, creative side.

The unique Vancouver Draw Down event brings together 18 different arts and cultural organizations across Vancouver for one day of drawing: the 18 venues—community centres, museums and art galleries—will host 27 free, hands-on drawing workshops on the same day. The workshops are open to all ages and cover a range of artistic expressions, from murals to pinprick drawing, doodling, sketching, still life, font creation, and more. The workshops are open-ended so you can come and go as you please and move to different events around the city, no registration required!

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Vancouver Draw Down – June 9, 2012

5 Free Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver in June

Coquitlam's Teddy Bear Parade. Photo: Festival Coquitlam

One of the best things about summer in Vancouver is the uptick in free things to do, from the free festivals this month that appeal to everyone (check out our list of 20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in June 2012) to free fun for families with kids (and the young at heart of all ages), including June’s Pacific Rim Kite Festival in Vanier Park, Coquitlam’s Teddy Bear Parade and free admission to the Burnaby Village Museum!

5 Free Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver in June 2012

1. Free Admission to the Burnaby Village MuseumMay 5 – September 3, 2012
To celebrate the 100th birthday of their famous 1912 wooden carousel and their 1912 interurban tram, gate admission to the Burnaby Village Museum is free for the entire summer 2012 season! That means visitors can explore this outdoor 1920s village—home to a working blacksmith and lots of authentic 1920s shops—for free and pay just $2.30 per carousel ride!

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5 Free Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver in June

Vancouver Draw Down July 23 & Vancouver DRAWN Festival

Did you know that Vancouver hosts Canada’s only annual city-wide festival of drawing?

The Vancouver DRAWN Festival—where Vancouver-area galleries and museums host a special series of exhibitions devoted to the medium of drawing—has been going on since July 16 (and runs through August 6, 2011). The festival features a range of drawing exhibitions—from contemporary to historical works—at 14 different galleries, including UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), the Burnaby Art Gallery, and the Bau-Xi Gallery on Gallery Row in South Granville.

The festival also coincides with the Vancouver Draw Down, a series of community drawing projects designed to get people of all ages to draw creatively. The Vancouver Draw Down Finale is this Saturday, July 23, a day-long celebration of drawing that invites everyone to join drawing projects at Vancouver landmarks, community centres and parks.

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Vancouver Draw Down July 23 & Vancouver DRAWN Festival

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