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Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center presents fourth annual "The Big Draw: Middletown" on Saturday April 25

Monday, April 6, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center presents fourth annual "The Big Draw: Middletown" on Saturday April 25

Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center presents fourth annual
"The Big Draw: Middletown"
Free drawing workshops for all ages on
Saturday, April 25, 2015from 1pm to 4pm

Middletown, Conn.—The Friends of the Davison Art Center present "The Big Draw: Middletown," the fourth annual community celebration of drawing with workshops for all skill levels, from beginning drawers to accomplished artists, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm at various locations across the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, including the Davison Art Center (301 High Street); the Center for the Arts (283 Washington Terrace); Fayerweather Beckham Hall (55 Wyllys Avenue), and the Usdan University Center (45 Wyllys Avenue). The event is free and open to the public: adults, students, and children ages five and up. The event will take place rain or shine. 

"The Big Draw" will include eight drawing workshops, facilitated by Wesleyan University art professors and students, and by the Middletown High School Art Club. The wide range of activities will include illustration and comics, life study, Japanese sumi-e ink drawing, and drawing in motion. Participants will draw from live models, period costumes, the natural world, dancers, and the imagination. Drawing study of nude models is open to adults, and minors with parental permission.
"The Big Draw" is modeled after the successful British program that promotes interactive activities designed to celebrate the visual arts. Registration will take place on campus the day of the event.

For more information about "The Big Draw," please visit http://fdac.wesleyan.edu/bigdraw or call 860-685-2500.
"The Big Draw: Middletown" is organized and hosted by the Friends of the Davison Art Center; sponsored by the Middletown Commission on the Arts, Middletown Art Academy, Northeast Collaborative Architects, Community Health Center, It’s Only Natural Market, Kidcity Children’s Museum, Nobul Apparel, Middletown Framing, Seasons Federal Credit Union, and Ursel’s Web; and Wesleyan University's Division of Arts & Humanities, and Department of Art & Art History.

The Davison Art Center was established at Wesleyan University with the founding gifts of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892). Today, it holds approximately 18,000 prints and 6,000 photographs in one of the foremost collections of prints and photographs at an American college or university. The Friends of the Davison Art Center have been devoted to the growth and public enjoyment of the collection since their founding in 1962. Their primary mission is to expand and promote the Davison Art Center collection at Wesleyan University through a wide variety of events, both for their members and the greater community.

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