Draw-A-Thon 2009

6:30am Saturday, November 21 to 6:30am Sunday, November 22, 2009
Location: The Green Room above The Green Project, 2831 Marais Street New Orleans, LA 70117


Press Street’s Fourth Annual 24 Hour

@ the Green Room above the Green Project 2831 Marais Street

Free and Open to the public.  All materials are provided.

Kid-centered activities in a room covered with paper! Featuring: Optical Illusion Drawings, Creature Battle Draw with Luke, Making Recycled Sketchbooks with Laura Richens

9:00 am-1:00 pm
Drawing with Textures, What Could It Be? with Megan Roniger of The Front

9:00am – 11:00 am
Watercolor Crayon monoprint workshop with Jenny LeBlanc of Hot Iron Press/The Front

12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Drawing with Light: use a flashlight to make digital prints with Times-Picayune illustrator Kenny Harrison

1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Cut-outs with NOCCA student Chloe St. Etienne

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Video artists Courtney Egan and Kourtney Keller will help you create unique works of art by drawing directly onto a giant loop of film

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gross Tet a la Seurat with Ron Bechet

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Let your feet make the art with WALK: an interactive art & sound installations by Marcus Brown & Nathan Weidenhaft

Malcom McClay Laser Tag!

8:00 pm
Gina Phillips begins piecing together squares of art created throughout the day by Draw-a-thon participants with a sewing machine


LSU Graduate Student’s Ferocious Drawing Machines!
10:00pm-12:00 am
Drill Sergeant Gary Oaks will whip you into shape with Speed Gesture Drawing Excercises

Aerialist Marion-ette floats above your head for a one-of-a-kind drawing experience

12:00 am-2:00am
Columbus Street Drawing Group hosts four 20 minute “Victorian Flop Poses”

2:00 am-4:00 am
The entrancing Steve Reynolds will submerge you in a world of sonic-visualism

4:00 am-5:30am
Booty -poppin Drawing with Robin Atkinson (you should come find out what this is all about because we’re a little fuzzy on the details)

5:30 am – 6:30am
Come celebrate 24 hours of DRAWING with mimosas and
Amanda Cassingham’s Pancake Garden

On Going Activities for YOU!

Gina Phillips Drawing Quilt Project*Comics Jam*Still-lifes by Elizabeth Shannon, Jessica Bizer, and Andy Antipass*Elizabeth Underwood:Slide  Libriarian* Help Paint a Taco Truck*FUNdred Dollar Bill Project*The Draw-nada: The Car That Is a Canvas*Draw-a-tron 3000*The Magnetic Drawing Party*Map-making: Chart Your Own World

FOOD for PURCHASE: Camp Marigny Catfish*Ruben’s Brazilian Taco Truck*and others

FREE COFFEE by PJ’s and FREE PIES by HUBIGS (while supplies last)

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