The Big Draw
A gigantic crayon being wielded across the floor as a means of mark-making and performance all rolled into one.
A gigantic crayon being wielded across the floor as a means of mark-making and performance all rolled into one. This is just one of the activities that happened at The Big Draw hosted at PNCA on October 25, 2014. Activities were designed for all ages and included drawing with pencils and pastels, making works from vegetable colors and threads, and drawing as observing or performance. The Big Draw is an international drawing festival that’s deemed largest in the world, and it runs from October 1st to November 2nd with an estimate of 280,000 people participating in over 1000 events. At PNCA, The Big Draw had non-traditional mark-making which included 3D drawing, Giant Crayons drawing, needle and thread images, drawings that move, and the event’s centerpieces called, the Big World Drawing. Portland State University was also involved at the event with a Zine Factory by Sarah Wolf Newlands’ Freshman Inquiry classes, Work of Art. Families, friends, expert and novice artists alike get a chance each year to have fun and draw in ways they could not have imagined.