makeART@SPARC is a creative workshop series for adults and families in Los Angeles.
makeART@SPARC leverages the power of the arts to explore culture, community and social justice.

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Join us for Sip & Sketch, an evening of art making and wine tasting at SPARC! Sip & Sketch is a life drawing series that aims to reflect the many cultures, identities, and social movements of Los Angeles. Get your charcoal ready to draw some incredible models!

All levels of experience are welcome. Each ticket includes basic drawing materials, light refreshments, and a selection of wines generously provided by J. Lohr Estates. You are also welcome to bring your own drawing materials and beverages!

Spring 2019 Series

Saturday, May 18 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
Kinetic Theory Circus School comes to SPARC! We are collaborating with Kinetic Theory to bring two students from their pre-professional program to model for Sip & Sketch. Models will explore contortion, mime, and character work. Artists, illustrators, animators, this is the Sip & Sketch event for you. Special Event! 


Saturday, June 1 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

We are kicking off Pride Month and our upcoming Tomboys exhibition with an evening of life drawing that explores the nuances of gender, identity, and intersectionality with modeling by Cynthia Gonzalez and Giuliani J. Alvarenga. Cynthia Gonzalez, is a poet, Director for CineArte – a Latinx Queer Film and Art Festival by the LA LGBT Center, and Founder of Salvies Who Lunch. Giuliani J. Alvarenga is a UC Berkeley alumnus and an incoming law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and wants to focus on the criminalization of HIV, as well as immigration work. 


Saturday, June 15 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

SPARC has always recognized art as a form of memory, storytelling, and expression. We are excited to welcome two Los Angeles artists whose creative expression includes poetry, visual art, body art, make-up, and fashion to model for Sip and Sketch on Saturday, June 15th. Cynthia is a Salvadorian-American poet and Professor of English at Fullerton College who debut poetry collection ENDEAVOR was published in 2017. Leslie is a visual artist, educator, founder of Ancestral Healing and intends to pursue a Ph.D. in indigenous healing practices. Both sisters have embraced tattoos and body art as modes of self-expression and honoring their ancestors, their spirituality, and art.

Buy your tickets today!
$25 (Ages 21+)
$10 (Ages 13-20)
Special event tickets are $35 
Thank you to our sponsors:


Past makeART@SPARC Series:

Sip & Sketch Fall Series, October and November 2018
The Printmaking Studio with Kay Brown, July 2018