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Turchin Center hosts ‘Draw-a-thon’ Saturday

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Article Published: Apr. 26, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 29, 2012
Turchin Center hosts ‘Draw-a-thon’ Saturday

The Turchin Center’s annual Draw-a-thon returns to Boone Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Appalachian State University’s Arts Management Organization (AMO) and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) Community Outreach Program are working together to present the annual Spring Draw-a-thon on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Spring Draw-a-thon is a free campus and community event that celebrates and promotes drawing, creativity, spontaneity and artistic collaboration.

Students, professors and local artists (of all levels and ages) are invited to gather at TCVA classroom 3200 to draw from life models during an all day event with the goal of creating a casual, fun atmosphere that is open to the curious novice, the devoted expert and every level in between.

Participants are invited to be involved in the entire event or drop in as their schedule allows.

Attendees will have the option of drawing from live models (who will pose in rotation throughout the event) or working on personal sketches and drawing projects of their own designs. This event will include a special model session that will be “all audience-friendly,” with costumed models and a portrait drawing session on Saturday afternoon from 1to 3 p.m. A complete schedule can be found below.

These drawings will be put on temporary display in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art in Wey Hall. For more information, email (


Saturday, April 28

9 a.m. – Ceremonial ‘kickoff’
9:15 a.m. – Drawing begins (breakfast from Mountain Bagels, Boone Bagelry and AMO)
12–1 p.m. – Break for lunch
1–3 p.m. – ‘All audience-friendly’ model session (costumed models)
3–6 p.m. – Model sessions
6–7 p.m. – Pizza dinner (provided by Hungry Howie’s and AMO)
7–11 p.m. – Model sessions
11 p.m. – Event wrap-up

The Turchin Center is located at 423 W. King St. in downtown Boone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are accepted. For more information, call (828) 262-3017 or visit

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