The first rule of Drawing Club: What is made at Drawing Club stays at Drawing Club.
Collaborative art making is nothing new, nor is the idea of regular drawing clubs (my personal favorite is the Taco Bell Drawing Club ). Our variation of social art making will play out throughout the summer as part of the Walker Open Field project. We invite you to join local artists, families and community members in a progressive experiment on the commons. Sit in the shade, sip on a drink, doodle, sketch or paint while helping to build a collection of creative output authored by the collective. While you can take home some of your creations if you choose, the spirit of Drawing Club is built on sharing, collaboration and social experience of art making. So grab a pencil and your sun block and offer your creative contribution.
Here is how it works. Basic paper and art supplies are provided on large tables outside on the Walker plaza. The public is invited to join with local artists, grab a pencil and share their contribution. The center of the tables will contain the working pool of pieces. Start a new drawing, slide it back into pool, pass it around, alter, edit and amend it until the group declares it complete. The finished works will be collected displayed in the commons, archived on the Open Field Flickr page and stored for a future exhibition.
Drawing Club occurs every Thursday and Free First Saturday throughout the summer from 2-5 pm on the Walker Open Field. No invitations, special talents or art experience are needed to participate and contribute. Please check back on the Walker and mnartists.org sites in the coming weeks for more information of special drawing club news and guest artists. If you are an artist that would like to participate and would like to be featured on the Drawing Club calendar please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, contact info and desired Thursdays to attend.