We’re smack in the middle of Big Draw Chicago and all of us at Catalyst Ranch are having a blast checking out all the amazing events! We’ve already written at length about what an amazing project Big Draw Chicago is and Catalyst Ranch is so proud to be one of its sponsors! If you aren’t familiar with Big Draw, it is a month long city wide arts festival focusing on drawing and informal art making. You can find Big Draw events in neighborhoods all throughout the city for the entire month of October! This Thursday, October 17th, Catalyst Ranch is beyond excited to be hosting Diane Durand’s event “Discovery Doodles: How You Can Draw From Infancy To Industry” as part of this innovative festival.

Diane Durand is the founder of Discovery Doodles and author of the brand new book of the same name. She is a world renowned Graphic Facilitator and thought leader who has made it her life’s passion to use what she has learned about creativity, doodling and coloring to unlock the creativity inside all people, so “we may become the Creators of Change we want to see in the world.” Check out Diane in action at the 2013 The International Forum of Visual Practitioners Big Apple Reception!

As part of Discovery Doodles Diane will prove that any one can draw. You’ll learn the basics of doodling from which there is no limit to your potential creative output. In four hands-on stations you’ll go from drawing technique to technology and tablet training to “transformation” where you’ll brainstorm how to apply the drawing skills you’ve learned to everyday experiences. Diane will be on hand after the event to sign copies of the Discovery Doodles book for you to take home with you. Diane is one of the brightest, most engaging and charismatic facilitators around and we can’t wait for her event! If you haven’t yet, be sure to RSVP at Discovery Doodles: How You Can Draw From Infancy To Industry. It’s free!

And tell us, how do you use drawing in your own life?