Draw-a-thon is the annual full day drawing marathon hosted by WEIRD Canada at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG). All community members are encouraged to join in the activities and get their creative juices flowing.
I designed a Sol Lewitt-inspired activity for the 4th annual Draw-a-thon. The instructions were open to interpretation (e.g. “draw me”, “turn me into we”, “give we a home”), and drawn onto hexagonal papers which were then stuck to the front gallery window to form a puzzle:
During my internship in the education department at KWAG, I also designed activities for Family Sunday and Family Day.
In the first activity, children were invited to draw a single-line portrait drawing. They were then instructed to use pipe cleaners to “retrace” their drawings to give them three-dimensionality. The drawings resulted in masks children chose to wear.
The other activity was exhibition-inspired, titled Exhibitions Scavenger Hunt:
There were several packages made based on level of difficulty. The process involved using transparency sheets and a permanent marker to draw out specific shapes from a selection of works exhibited. Participating visitors were instructed to hold up the sheets to the artworks to find the shapes drawn on the transparency sheets.
On Family Day (February 14, 2017), the gallery held workshops and activities for families to create together. Families with younger children were given hat templates to personalize using a variety of mediums (eg pastels, cotton balls, yarn, paint, etc.)