Free: Make Your Mark in the Park

Sketch away at this creative day in Grand Park.

You squiggle flowers while on the phone, you draw your dog while hanging on the couch, and asking all of your friends to sit for portraits?

You've got a collection of fifty, maybe sixty different masterpieces around the house.

You love to draw, and that's a fact, and even if you don't have designs on attending art school, or that wasn't your area of study, spending a Sunday jumping into a host of sketch-tastic drawing projects with hundreds of other Southern Californians sounds like just the scratch your inspiration itch has needed.

Look, then, to Make Your Mark in the Park, a free day that's part of The Big Draw LA, a month-long "public celebration of drawing" from Ryman Arts.

Make Your Mark in the Park is a centerpiece of The Big Draw LA, and it is free to attend, so worry not about an admission fee as you stroll by a host of booths devoted to different drawing exercises and activities.

The booths at the Sunday, Oct. 8 grab-a-pencil gathering include Drawing Costumed Models, Paper Airplanes, Bicycle Decoration, Tape Drawing, and Urban Landscape Drawing.

To further enhance the festive air, and put a few more fancies in your head — head fancies are always good jump-starters before you start to sketch — food trucks'll be out, with an array of noshable for purchase, and tunes played live'll up the flow.

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Also flowing: CicLAvia, the massive open streets event. The Oct. 8 bike ride'll pedal near Grand Park, so look for that, or even join it, too, if you have time. And here's hoping you do, for time to see things, to enjoy life, and to look around, like you might do from the seat of a bike, has a way of stoking creative ideas.

Ideas you can take back to your sketch pad at home, whether you like drawing flowers, dogs, your friends, or something the world has never seen before.

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