Drawing with Dionysus

NEA Big Read Programming: Mythology-themed live drawing


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Join us in the Matthews Theater on Saturday, February 4 from 5-8 pm for a free, 18+, figure drawing workshop.

This fun workshop for adults will feature drawing from live, costumed models in a historic theater atmosphere! The theme of the evening will be fantasy and mythos, as inspired by the Big Read novel, Circe.

BHSU Art Professor Desy Schoenewies will provide drawing demos and give away prizes at the end of the evening. Limited drawing materials will be available for use-participants are encouraged to bring their own art supplies. No experience is necessary to participate in this event. Artists of all abilities–from curious beginners to students and professionals–are encouraged to participate.

This 18+ event will feature music and adult beverages for sale. Costumes are optional but encouraged for all participants. At the end of the evening, we’ll have a costume contest!

This event is free. A free-will donation is suggested but not required. All donations received help to support free programming at the Matthews, which includes this and other artist workshops.

About the NEA Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Since 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,700 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $24 million to organizations nationwide. In addition, NEA Big Read activities have reached every Congressional district in the country. Over the past 16 years, grantees have leveraged more than $56 million in local funding to support their NEA Big Read programs. More than 5.9 million Americans have attended an NEA Big Read event, over 97,000 volunteers have participated at the local level, and over 40,000 community organizations have partnered to make NEA Big Read activities possible.

Visit arts.gov/neabigread for more information about the NEA Big Read. Organizations interested in applying for an NEA Big Read grant in the future should visit Arts Midwest’s website for more information.


NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest




Date and Time:


Saturday, February 4, 2023


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm





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