Performances, Special Events, For Kids & Families, Drop-in Art Activity

The Big Draw (continues)

Included with museum admission

Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

The Big Draw (continues)

big draw pink logoAll over the world people gather every October to doodle, sketch, think and share at Big Draw events. This year PEM joins the internationally acclaimed campaign, celebrated for its ambitious reach and simple goal: To get everyone drawing.


The Big Draw is a 2 day event happening Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2013.



Sidewalk Painting | 10 am-1 pm pm | outside the museum's main entrance

Sure you've used sidewalk chalk, but have you ever seen sidewalk paint? Try our special recipe and get ready to paint the town!


Sketchbook-Making Station | 10 am-3 pm | Atrium

Start the day by making your own sketchbook. We have a selection of fun papers to use. The first 100 people to check in get a special drawing kit to take home!


LightBomber Photo Booth | 10 am-4 pm | Atrium

Come try this one-of-a kind photo booth that gives users the chance to experiment with light painting.


Fingertip Detectives | 11 am-1 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Solve the identity of unknown objects by drawing what you feel inside our mystery bags, or sketch objects from our natural history collection without being able to see your paper.


In the Round, On the Ground | 11 am-4 pm | Atrium



Pictures Come to Life | 11:30 am-noon and 2-2:30 pm | Atrium



The BFG | 1-2:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
For families with children ages 6 and up

Sir Quentin Blake, one of the Big Draw's biggest patrons, is a British illustrator best known for his work with writer Roald Dahl. In this film, see how drawing and animation can be used to tell a story. 1989. 88 minutes.



Zentangle | Saturday, 1:30-4 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Practitioners say the art form increases focus, provides creative satisfaction and an increased sense of well-being.



Made possible by The Lowell Institute

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