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How-To: The Drawing Game

Grab some friends for this fun, silly drawing game! Created by Surrealist artists, this is an easy, social way to get creative with no drawing experience necessary. Try it out at home, at school, or anywhere else you find community. Take turns creating a creature and see what you come up with at the end. Share your projects using #CMACivicKids.

What you’ll need:

  • Piece of paper, any size (though with a large group, bigger is better!)

  • Drawing materials for each participant


1. Fold the piece of paper horizontally: Create one fold for every person drawing.

2. The first artist will draw a picture or design on the top portion of the paper, then fold it up to hide their drawing for the next artist. Mark a small line on the next portion for where the picture ends.

3. The second artist will draw their design, connecting it where the last artist marked. Repeat this process until everyone has taken a turn.

4. After everyone has finished, reveal your drawing! What have you created together?

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.


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