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The first rule of Drawing Club: What is made at Drawing Club, stays at Drawing Club. mnartists.org Drawing Club is set to launch with the Walker Open Field on Thursday, June 3rd and continue every Thursday, Free First Saturday and a few additional occasions throughout the summer.  . WHAT IS DRAWING CLUB? The spirit of […]

The first rule of Drawing Club: What is made at Drawing Club, stays at Drawing Club.

mnartists.org Drawing Club is set to launch with the Walker Open Field on Thursday, June 3rd and continue every Thursday, Free First Saturday and a few additional occasions throughout the summer.  .

WHAT IS DRAWING CLUB?

The spirit of Drawing Club is built on sharing, collaboration and social experience of art making. Here is how it works.  Drawing club meets every week under the new grove of trees on the Open Lounge.  Members of the public are invited to join with local artists, grab a pencil and share their contributions. Paper and art supplies are provided. The center of each table will contain the working pool of pieces (including  works in progress from prior weeks). You can start a new drawing, slide it back into pool, pass it around, alter, edit, and amend it until the group declares each piece complete. The finished works will be collected and displayed on the Open Field Flickr page and held for a end of summer exposition.  There are no assignments, structured projects or formal processes for drawing club. This idea is to make collaborative works…however that manifests itself and what can beat making art under a grove of trees with a cold drink!

WHEN IS DRAWING CLUB?

Every Thursday from 2pm – 5pm

Which is..
June 3, 10 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
and a special rooftop Drawing Club on September 2

Free First Saturdays 10am -3pm
June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th 1-3pm

*Bonus off-site Drawing Club at Grand Old Day (St. Paul)
June 6th, 9am -5pm

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Drawing Club is open to anyone, but we would like to create a community of regular local artists who participate on a regular basis throughout the summer. Artists who commit to participating on specific dates throughout the summer will be added to the Open Field Calendar.  This is a way that you can see if an artist you would like to meet (and draw with) is participating on a particular week.

Drawing Club is a social event and we are hoping this will be a way for artists to meet one another, share ideas or simply to socialize with others in the art community.

If you are an artist that would like to participate in Drawing Club please click here and fill out the official sign-up form with your preferred dates.

Just a few of the local artists scheduled to participate in the first week of Drawing club include Bruce Tapola, Melba Price, Andy Ducett, Samantha Sather, Krista Walsh, Jehra Patrick, Xong Lor and Theresa Crushshon.

For more info please contact Scott Stulen at scott.stulen@walkerart.org or 612-375-7616
For a complete lineup of activities on the Walker Open Field please visit www.walkerart.org/openfield

  • This looks like fun! Great idea.

  • Mary LaVenture says:

    This is going to be fun. I hope everyone brings a friend :)

  • Ray Rolfe says:

    I like your fight club theme. I don’t really want to draw anything, except the blood of Bruce Tapola -for never giving me back my ventriloquist old man monkey puppet thing, I borrowed to him at the soap once upon a time.
    I was feeling like suggesting I fight club Michael Fallon, but then I saw Bruce Tapola on the list. THAT MONKEY IS BAD ASS HOT PROPERTY AND YOU KNOW IT TAPOLA!! I WANT IT BACK. +interest

    Hahah, and mischief, etc.

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