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2011-10-17 10:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual The Big Draw LA event is well underway as a citywide celebration of drawing. The event creates opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can enhance how they see, think and invent. Last year's The Big Draw LA became the first event of its kind on the West Coast. The Big Draw is a worldwide celebration founded in the United Kingdom and joined by Los Angeles and 22 countries internationally. The Big Draw LA is...

2009-06-09 20:48:12

French authorities are trying to figure out who took a Pablo Picasso sketchbook worth millions of dollars from a Paris museum. The New York Times reported the sketchbook of 33 crayon drawings dating from 1917 to 1924 was snatched from a first-floor exhibition room of the Picasso National Museum either Monday or Tuesday. The drawings are valued at $8.4 million to $14 million, the Times said. Independent Television News reported there was no sign off a break-in at the museum. Officials for the...

2006-04-05 07:30:00

By Jim Christie BERKELEY, California -- It's not a pretty picture. U.S. art students spend so much time toying with computer graphics these days that many wind up without needed drawing skills, university instructors say. Students are more comfortable manipulating computer graphics than doodling, drafting and drawing with pen on paper, and this has created a sharp decline in drawing skills in recent years, teachers say. Additionally, tech-savvy students simply lack the initiative and...