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All-Day Drawing Marathon at RICA | Apr 17

The Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art (RICA) is pleased to announce its first all-day drawing marathon. The event will be held at the school in Raleigh on Saturday, April 17, from 11- 9 p.m. at 2123 Atlantic Ave. #102, Raleigh, NC 27604

The marathon format is intended to challenge the participants’ stamina and powers of concentration, as they fully engage in the physical aspects of their drawings. In this unstructured drawing marathon, which is open to all levels, participants can draw the entire time or come and go as they like. Faculty critiques will be offered at specified times during the day for interested participants. This will be an immensely fun event.

The fee is $25 if you pre-register by April 10.

RICA’S marathon is short home-grown version of the hugely successful marathons that have been offered by the New York Studio School (and the Drawing Center) for the last 20 years in NYC. The purpose of the extended time period is to allow the more serious participants a period of intense concentration on their work, which can dramatically increase their understanding of drawing, and thereby increase their knowledge of the language of the visual arts.

About the Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art:
Founded by the artist Mia Yoon, the Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art is based on an atelier school concept. RICA is committed to maintaining an affordable, high quality art education for all who wish to engage in the process of making art. Located at 2123 Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh, the art institute offers a wide variety of art classes taught six-week sessions with one three-hour class per week. All RICA’S instructors are regionally, nationally and internationally accomplished artists who believe in the need for on-going education for all, regardless of skill level. Classes are available from youth and beginner to advance. For more information go to

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