Kids Quick Draw

Kids Quick Draw


Wednesday, Sept 13th |  2:00 – 4:30pm | Gallery Northwest Downtown

Students K-12 are invited to draw alongside Plein Air artists from throughout the region. One piece of artwork per student will hang in the Student Gallery at the Arts Center from Sept 16 – Oct 27. Awards will be given out for each age group at the opening reception on Saturday, September 16,  2 – 4 PM.  Art supplies will be provided during the event by the Arts Center.

Kids Quick Draw Information:

  • The event is free & open to all students grades k – 12
  • Registration is on Wednesday, September 13th at 2pm
  • Registration location is Gallery Northwest, 625 SE Jackson St.
  • Each participant will be given paper, color pencil & board
  • Students are allowed to bring their own art supplies
  • All art must be produced between 2 – 4pm outdoors (plein air)
  • All art & materials must be returned to be judged & matted
  • All art will hang in the Student Gallery from Sept 16 – Oct 27
  • Awards will be given out for each age group at the reception
  • The opening reception is on Saturday, Sept 16 from 2 – 4pm

2015 Kids Quick Draw> Slideshow

 Photographs by John & Judy Waller, 2015. 

2016 UPA_Kids Quick Draw_What is Plein Air


Plein Air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”. Plein Air is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees, where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting.

2017 UPA_Kids Quick Draw_Poster
2017 UPA_Kids Quick Draw_Half Page Flyer Double Sided

Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.