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    2015 Fundraiser – ends June 7 Mark Lewis Wagner started chalk drawing/street painting in 1994 at the I Madonnari Italian Street Festival in Santa Barbara. This lead to years of other festivals and then to drawing with children at his kid’s elementary school, and that lead to a Guinness World Record, and to the creation of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Drawing […]

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    600 Butterflies

    I received an email out of the blue from an artist/teacher/mom, she was asking for help with ideas around an art fair she was organizing at her kid’s elementary school. Their art teacher was ill most of this year and recently passed away from cancer.  Ah… a fallen comrade, sigh. It’s awesome their school even had […]

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    Edgar Muller

    We wanted to share what some other artists have been up to lately. The first stop is with Edgar Muller. Edgar and Mark Wagner (founder of Drawing on Earth) were both in the 2010 Guinness World Record book for largest pieces of art. The work featured here is one of his most recent, it’s wild, […]

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    Drawing Out of the Box

    Over the many years of drawing with thousands of kids on playgrounds, I come to notice a certain kind of kid – the ones who draw out of the box. Usually I create a large outline, give a demonstration, and invite the children to draw inside the area filling in the bigger drawing collaboratively. I subdivide the larger […]

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    When it Rains

    I came back to the school playground for our next day of all school art and noticed something off, something different about the chalk drawing. Upon looking more closely and putting on my Sherlock Holmes thinking cap, I realized that the school yard water sprinklers had gone off during the evening and soaked some of our work. I’ve seen through […]

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