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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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  • 5 New School Photo Galleries

    Chalk drawing and street painting in California schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley and Alameda. Updating from a busy year! Visit our new gallery posts!    

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  • It’s Chalk Day – Franklin Elementary 2014

    In 2001 my oldest kid started at Franklin Elementary School in Alameda California USA. I’d been chalk drawing at festivals like the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival and San Rafael Street Painting Festival. I decided to do this with the entire school and that… changed my life – and twas the seed of Drawing on Earth, […]

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  • Nepal and Lincoln School

    Two months ago Mark Lewis Wagner, Founder and Creative Director of Drawing on Earth was in Nepal chalk drawing at Lincoln School in Kathmandu.   To see more:   

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  • ORCA Chalk

    Middle School is another world unto itself. I mostly work with elementary schools, the students are mostly fun, innocent, creative, and alive. Middle school students are a different animal and… it was still a wonderful experience. With the help of the fabulous art teacher Lindsey Shepard and her students, and the two PE teachers who […]

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  • Creative Spirits – TED talks

    These are two wonderful TED talks on creativity. Sir Ken Robinson’s piece is legendary with over 28 million views… and the work of Phil Hansen is fantastic.    

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  • Home is Where the Heart Is – Ceremonial Chalk Drawing Reflections

    Well we did it, an epic adventure, an experiment in big creative, and an initiation experience for several of us. From a vision and a vague idea, to conversations, research, collaborations, team building, plane tickets, supplies, packing, travel, to seeing the site for the first time, and knowing things would be changing fast. Journal by […]

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  • Ceremonial Chalk Drawing: Sarasota Florida

    The largest chalk festival in the world is happening next weekend in Sarasota Florida USA. Over 250 artists from around the world will be drawing on the streets, and also “going vertical” creating murals and graffiti works of art. This years theme is “Legacy of Valor.” Nov. 13 – 18. Sarasota Chalk Festival 2013 Drawing on […]

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