Upcoming Events

To RSVP for an event, please email elizabeth@inkwellfoundation.org (members only).


Thursday, April 25th: NY Foundling Career Day

The NY Foundling serves kids in foster and adoptive care. Many of these kids will stay in protective services until they age out at 18 and then they’re on their own.  On this career day, we’ll  teach about what we do in professional illustration, animation and cartooning and we’ll encourage these young adults to explore their own passions with a steady eye on building a path toward an independent life.

When: Wednesday, April 25th, 5-7PM
Where: WeWork Soho West
69 Charlton Street
NY, NY 10014 – MAP

The New York Foundling is one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies.

Saturday, May 5th: Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

Get your capes and masks ready… it’s superhero drawing day with Camp TLC!  At this camp, kids going through foster care are able to come together and meet other children going through the same thing.   We’ll show them all how to make superhero self-portraits that incorporate their own powerful, positive traits.

When: Saturday, May 5th, 10:30AM-12PM

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood
850 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 – MAP

Event Director: Joseph Scott

Camp TLC is a free camp experience that connects children who have experienced trauma. 

Thursday, May 10th: St. Mary’s Hospital

St. Mary‘s has invited us for its 6th Annual Art Expo.  It’s a chance for the hospital to raise funds by hosting its own art exhibit and sale while the kids have a fun day full of creative activities.  Their theme this year is Disney and Animation so we’ll help them draw some classic characters and maybe even do a little storyboarding to teach basic animation techniques!

When: Thursday, May 10th, 1-2:30PM

Where: St. Mary’s Hospital
29-01 216th Street
Bayside, NY 11360 – MAP

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is a non-profit healthcare center for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

Wednesday, May 25th: Gilda’s Club

Franz Palomares, an animator at TED-Ed and formerly of Dora the Explorer, Curious George and much more, leads this night of drawing fun with the Gilda’s Club kids!

When: Wednesday, May 25th. 6-7:30PM  

Where: Gilda’s Club, SoHo
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014- MAP

IWF Director at Gilda’s Club= Franz Palomares.  
Gilda’s Club is open to children who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a parent or loved one who is living with cancer, or are grieving the death of a loved one to cancer.


We are also able to mail a special drawing to a child who is dealing with a particularly challenging illness and is not physically able to come to our events.  Get more information on our Pen Pals Program here.

*You must be a registered IWF member to attend any event and RSVP is always required.

*Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, late arrivals may not be able to get into some locations.

*Spots are often limited so please RSVP early.