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What to do in Vancouver: Vancouver Draw Down

Wondering what to do in Vancouver to let your artistic side fly free? Get your creative juices flowing and put pen to paper at Vancouver Draw Down. On Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 18 different arts and cultural organizations around Vancouver are hosting 27 diverse, hands-on drawing workshops all over the city. They’re taking place in community centres, museums, art galleries and even on the street.

What to do in Vancouver – Get Drawing!

You and your kids will be able to do things like add to a mural, improve your still life or life drawing techniques, create your own font or draw inside a 12-foot high paper tunnel. From creating community wish flags at Champlain Heights Community Centre, to memorial pinprick drawings at Mountain View Cemetery, to creating circus collages at Collage Collage, there’s really something for everyone. The Draw Down is what to do in Vancouver for a little bit of creative fun.

The Vancouver Draw Down workshops are all drop-in whenever you like and participants are encouraged to go to different events throughout the day. Though some workshops require paying admission to the venue, like the Museum of Anthropology or the Vancouver Art Gallery, the majority of the events are absolutely free! Check out the schedule of events here for times and locations.

Anyone Can Draw

Before you say, “This will be fun for my kids, but I can’t draw,” hold on a minute. Drawing is about making marks on paper, not about technical skill. You don’t have to be Da Vinci to draw. It’s what to do in Vancouver to wake up the right side of your brain and start to look at the world in a different way. If you can hold a pencil, you can draw.

Of course, you don’t even need to hold a pencil — this is the digital age, right? Vancouver Draw Down lists a number of online drawing applications on their website. There’s one called Scribbler Too that creates a sort of webbed effect as you draw.

Be sure to check the schedule before you go to a Vancouver Draw Down venue, as every event starts and ends at a different time. Some are only two hours long, others run all day. So plan ahead, and get drawing!

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