Have you ever dreamt of being able to put your thoughts, visions and ideas about the world into pictures and on to paper? Or would you love to encourage your children to draw and paint more and promote an artistic and creative flair?
As a means of encouraging the UK to poise pencils and paint brushes at canvases and ‘get creative’, the month of October will see a nationwide drive to drive children and people of all ages, ethnicities and artistic abilities to get drawing as a means of connecting with their communities and surroundings.
Libraries, schools, heritage sites, galleries and museums throughout the United Kingdom will be involved in The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival, which will involve more than 1,000 venues throughout the UK.
Naturally London is at the heart of The Big Draw, with one of the main hubs of this remarkable nationwide festival taking place at the Welcome Collection.
From October 1st until October 31st, the Welcome Collection, a free London venue that is a wholly unique amalgamation of events, galleries, meetings, as well as reading and eating places, which is where, according to its website, ‘you can consider what it means to be human’.
The first Big Draw was launched at the Welcome Collection in 2008 and was immediately successful, attracting thousands of drawing enthusiasts to interact with leading scientists and artists, and to explore, via the power of the pen, what it means to be human.
This year’s The Big Draw at the Welcome Collection promises to be equally as enlightening, with visitors being invited to delve deeper into what it means to be a human, through a series of workshops, seminars, and creative events that are suitable for all ages.
To find out more about how The Big Draw can connect you with your surroundings and community, visit the Welcome Collection website.