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Big Draw Night: NSCAD’s two-day drawing marathon

Students at Big Draw Night. Credit: Keely Hopkins

Students were invited to participate in NSCAD’s two-day drawing marathon, Big Draw Night! 

Participants made panoramic, collaborative drawings in the Fountain Campus student lounge in response to a variety of prompts and themes, including found-object sculptures, large-scale still-life, live models, video projections, music, and verbal prompts.

Time: February 26 & 27, 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. 

Location: D241

This event was organized by NSCAD’s Drawing and Painting program.

Event Format: 

Each timeslot had a corresponding theme/prompt for drawers. See below:  

February 26, Marathon Day 1 

  • 3-6p.m.: Opening, beginnings, Fibonacci series 
  • 6-9 p.m.: Noise, the crowd, waves, drowning + diving 
  • 9 p.m.-12 a.m.: Breadth, depth, looking closely 
  • Midnight-3 a.m.: Nocturnal life, passageways, looking up, looking down  

February 27, Marathon Day 2 

  • 3–6 p.m.: Layers, unearthing, archaeology (erasure, collage)    
  • 6–9 p.m.: Theme Joy  
  • 9 p.m.–12 a.m.: Alternate planes, the other-worldly (ghosts, memories, fables)  
  • 12–3a m.: Exquisite corpse, arising from the ashes; the menagerie, the circus; the speak-easy.

Sponsored by: 

Stonegate Properties Inc.

William Barker and Elizabeth Church

Free pizza and snacks provided by Freeman’s Little New York! 🍕

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