DRAW-A-THON 2011
Event: Nov 12, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011
6:30am - 6:30am

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crowdsourced animation from the 2011 Draw-a-thon from C.Egan on Vimeo.

November 12-13 at the Old Iron Works – Located at 612 Piety Street (New Location!!!)

This year it is important that you back our Draw-a-thon kickstarter Campaign! Draw-a-thon is an expensive enterprise and it won’t be possible this year without generous support from folks like you! Everything for the event is provided for free to the public and with a new location we have new walls to build, temporary lighting to install, and heaters to run – not to mention all of the supplies: pencils, pens, paint, paper, scissors, glue, and drawing pads that are all provided for free to the community. With these tight times we’ve seen our typical sources of funding sliced in half this year! Rather than scaling back and simply making due, we’re asking for your support of any amount so that we can present to you an even bigger and better event in our new home at the Old Ironworks. So please pledge today!  Donate a dollar.  Donate fifty dollars.  Anything helps!  Click here to visit our kickstarter

2011 Draw-A-Thon Schedule
New Events added everyday leading up until the main event!
For more information contact info@press-street.com.

6:30am-noon
The drawing room
!For the young at heart!

Kid centered activities in a room with walls covered with drawing paper!

Featuring:
Optical illusion drawing
Creature battle draw with Luke Q
Cereal box workshop
Paper bag costuming with Natalie  Mclauren
Mini-museum
Exquisite corpse books with Yuka Petz
Laura Richen’s Corner: Macro/micro drawings, Gridiron Drawings and Botanica drawings

Noon-2pm
Print making with Times-picayune illustrator Kenny Harrison

2pm-4pm
Animation Station with Courtney Eagan & Kourtney Keller

3pm-5pm
Ron Bechet’s Metal “have at it”

3pm
Draw the band: Alex Mcmurray, Doug Garrison & more!

4pm-6pm
Croquette drawing with string (and maybe unicorns or flamingos) with Susan Gisleson

5pm-7pm
James Goedert’s drawing carosel

6pm-8pm
Itty bitty grafitti city Ry Gipson & Becky Omally

8pm-10pm
I’m a gonna draw something game show with Brad Benischek

10pm-midnight
Drill Sergeant Gary Oaks speed gesture drawing exercise

Midnight-2am
Black Forest Fancies Laboratory Shadow Puppet construction featuring Nina Nichols

2am-4am
Camp cassingham

4am-6am
Doodle suggestions from the isthmus of bohemia with casear meadows

5:30 am
Drawing inventory & Un fun super serious zombie clean up and maybe crying but definitely teeth gnashing chain gang hour

On-going activities:
Amanda cassinghams pencil sharpener chandelier
Museum of fictional art curated by Kayla Risko
Tristan Thompson’s  wondersphere
Whimsy post with Laura “Whimsy now” Gipson
The amazing draw-a-tron 3000 constructed by  Bob Snead
Jam comix shepherded by Caesar Meadows
Emergency Drawing kits (EDK) by Angela Driscoll
Slide librarian: Jeannie Detweiller
Cardboard clothing line gallery
James Goedert’s scale drawing giant pencils! Small tables!
Mystery mosaic
Puzzles
Image library
Texture center

While you anxiously await the Draw-a-thon, you can add a drawing to our virtual sketchpad below:

 

  • 3718 St. Claude Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70117
    504-298-3161
    info@press-street.org

  • Press Street’s 24 hour Draw-a-thon is the only event of its kind in the city of New Orleans. It is an art experience in which people are active participants– not spectators; where the entire premise is to encourage creating for the sake of creating. It is an all-ages, free event that is open to the public with all art materials provided.

  • Press Street HQ Hours

    Tuesday-Sunday
    12pm-5pm

    Today (Wednesday):
    12pm - 5pm
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