This weekend artists of all styles, media and — most importantly — ability will gather at Gage Academy next to 10th Ave East’s St. Mark’s for the annual Drawing Jam. You’ll find the latest media release on this weekend’s event, below, including details on the 2010 celebrity model roster. Again, jseattle was not invited. But you’ll be able to render the likes of Teatro ZinZanni’s Rachel DeShon and the star of Homo for the Holidays, Sylvia O’Stayformore, so things won’t be all bad.
11th Annual Drawing Jam Features Portrait Challenge, Stars of Seattle
Photo Opportunity: More than 1,200 artists will attend the 11th Annual Drawing Jam at Gage Academy of Art. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, Gage hosts this 12-hour art making celebration. Last year more than 1,000 people of all ages participated, packing into studios and creating artwork wherever in every nook and cranny in the school.
Breaking news: Ryan Molenkamp will bring The Portrait Challenge to Gage for the day. Most recently seen at Bumbershoot and SAM Remix, The Portrait Challenge is an interactive way to encourage people to draw and create — a perfect fit with the Drawing Jam.
More than 50 models will pose throughout the day at Gage including special “Stars of Seattle” guests:
11 a.m. to noon: Seafair Pirates
Noon to 1 p.m.: Rachel DeShon from the current Teatro ZinZanni show
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Seafair Pirates
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Cast of the Judy Garland Christmas Special now showing at Open Circle Theater
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Sylvia O’Stayformore
Gage teaching artists will give artists demonstrations, including popular local artists Gary Faigin, Michael Lane, Suzanne Brooker and Hamid Zavareei. Even more musicians, entertainers and professional models will pose throughout the day. Other highlights include free art supplies, dedicated spaces for kids and teens, a sculpting studio and new exhibitions.
Visit the Drawing Jam website at www.GageAcademy.org/drawingjam for more information.