Draw-a-thon at the Children’s Museum in Manila

9 Dec

Last December 1st, I held my first draw-a-thon. (You know what a marathon is, right? It’s just like that, except that you’re drawing.) It was at the Museo Pambata (Children’s Museum) of Manila, Philippines, for their Children’s Advocacy Program. I brought in DrawHappy as well as my other drawing project, Rorsketch (a visual perception project where you draw your interpretations of clouds). After showing them some current sketches and making them warm up their hands, we got to drawing.

Kids, I have to say, are not only talented and completely open to new experiences, but also insatiable when it comes to pouring their imaginations on paper. The terror of a blank canvas doesn’t apply much. Here are some of the sketches:

Head on to this post for how they did on the clouds.

Here are some photos of the event:

Then we had chocolate ice cream, fudgee bars, and grape juice. Oh, to be eight years old again!

Thanks so much, Museo Pambata, for hosting, and to the awesome kids for all these drawings!

If you would like to hold a draw-a-thon in your school or organization, please email drawhappyproject[at]gmail[dot]com.

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2 Responses to “Draw-a-thon at the Children’s Museum in Manila”

  1. Leticia Murphy September 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM #

    Hi My name is Leticia Murphy. I am just curious about this DrawHappy. Are you going to have another coming event like this in Manila. Would you mind if you let me know if you have an event like this? I will let my relatives (those children) to attend. It makes them busy. Thanks. Leticia.

    • theperceptionalist October 17, 2014 at 10:59 AM #

      Hi Leticia! None yet, but I’ll definitely post when there’s an event coming up! 🙂

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