Art Lab: Drawing African Patterns with Láolú and Friends

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As The Big Draw Festival comes to a close, join artist-musician Láolú and friends to craft artwork inspired by Nigerian patterns, mythology, and the music of Fela Kuti. You’ll discover how to draw in Láolú’s bold style on iPad, and how to take great portraits using iPad or iPhone, guided by photographer Jíbólú. Then you’ll combine mediums to complete your piece. Followed by a live performance.

Láolú Senbanjo

Visual Artist and Musician

Formerly a human rights lawyer, Láolú Senbanjo is now a full-time performer, artist, and musician based in Brooklyn. His work is influenced by his Nigerian upbringing and heritage.

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Jíbólú Ayòdélé


Jíbólú Ayòdélé was born in New York and raised in Nigeria. From street shots to landscapes, he captures everyday life from his distinct perspective, each shot recognizable by its simple, captivating aesthetic.

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The Big Draw Festival 2019

Drawn To Life

The Big Draw is a visual literacy charity that promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention. It is the founder and driving force behind The Big Draw Festival.

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Labs dive deeper into a creative approach by getting you started on a project that you can take further. Labs build on your existing skills. If you’re a beginner, check out Skills sessions.