The Big Draw (www.bigdrawla.org), an annual month-long series of drawing activities, started in the United Kingdom in 2000 and has now made its way to the U.S. This afternoon at the Fowler celebrates the power of drawing with a series of “pop-up” activities for all ages, including:
Marking a Path
Visitors will leave their mark on paper unrolled along the Fowler’s entrance pathway to expand visitors’ notions of drawing and mark-making.
Marking Angles, Defining Shapes
In Life in Ceramics, using the work of Kim Yikyung as reference, visitors will create angled shapes on the floor of the gallery using blue painters tape, encouraging visitors to develop another kind of seeing.
Marks in Clay
Also in Life in Ceramics, Yoon Kwang-Cho’s incised work serves as a reference for visitors to make marks in self-drying clay.
Finely-detailed batiks on display in Nini Towok’s Spinning Wheel will be the inspiration for visitors to stamp patterns on lengths of cloth, creating scarf-like pieces to take home.
Drawing from Art
Guest artists Eben Goff and Justin McInteer lead drawing classes using as models the charming painted wood objects on display in Korean Funerary Figures.
Architectural Exquisite Corpse
Larry Yust’s photographic elevations of Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin will inspire a series of collaborative drawings of UCLA vistas.