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  • Chalk Sale – end Sept. 14

    Sale on KOSS Chalk! We are often asked about what chalk we use, and where to get it. KOSS is some of the best chalk out there, most festivals in the USA use it. Drawing on Earth mainly works in schools, community, and special events. We have found a box of 24 colors is the […]

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  • Venezuela and the Beginning of a Global Story

    In 2009 I received an email from the Especialista en Gestión Cultural (Specialist of Cultural Management) at the Institute of the Arts of the Image and the Space (Instituto de las Artes de la Imagen y el Espacio), Caracas, Venezuela. They invited me to create a large 2D community chalk drawing. It was an awesome […]

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  • That Makes 1,200 Butterflies

      Drawing on Earth’s VISION STATEMENT: Growing evolving healthy loving children and adults who are connected to them selves, each other, and to their environment through the cultivation of a creative mind, body, heart, and soul.   Butterflies Are Free A month ago we worked with 1,200 elementary school kids at 2 different schools. The […]

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  • 2015 Fundraiser – ends June 7

     www.drawingonearth.org/donate 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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  • Drawing on the Walls

    Not only can one draw on the streets, and draw on the earth, but one call draw on the walls. A recent private home commission in San Francisco.  original sketch client approved sketch, with grid photoshop applied over photograph of wall Photos of the Process and Final Product:   Ganesha (/ɡəˈneɪʃə/; Sanskrit (IAST): Gaṇeśa;  listen (help·info)), also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one […]

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  • Art Lessons on the Street

    After the morning assembly, classroom after classroom of kids (most of the elementary school kids) come out to the yard and circle up around me. First thing I do, if they are really little kids, I ask em if they are 5th graders – they squeal pleased and then yell “NO, we are first graders!” […]

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