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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

05th October 2016

Every year October's Big Draw festival encourages everyone to sharpen their pencils and get sketching for a whole month - here's our pick of the best events.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

05th October 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

05th October 2016

1. BEYOND BORDERS - Penarth Pier Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales

The Beyond Borders project seeks to explore how creativity can encourage debate about journeying and asylum with families using the shore-line and a multidisciplinary cast of creative as catalyst. Storytellers / musicians / illustrators / poets will come together with archaeologists, geologists and representatives from the refugee council to converse, collaborate and create! From 1-18th October.

During the ‘Big Draw’ activity families will be invited to explore the very thing that unites human beings across the globe – the earth beneath our feet, the iron in our blood and calcium in our bones. The next stage involves transforming paper into objects, encouraging children and families to model those ‘things’ they consider most important to them, those objects they would take on a journey across land and sea - from shoes / bowls / hats / bags to their cat, batman model to sandwiches! Hewn from vast mounds of clay, these ‘transitional’ objects and their accompanying stories will gradually accumulate alongside the shoreline.

2. STEAM POWERED BIG DRAW FESTIVAL - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Sussex

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 12 noon – 4pm FREE Drop-in to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths through fun experimental drawing techniques and contribute to an evolving installation in the De la Warr Pavilion Studio, supported by artist Karen Logan, gallery staff and volunteers.

3. THE BIG DRAW DAY - Hexham Abbey

How did drawing help to build Hexham Abbey? Drop in and find out between 11 am & 3 pm on 15th October. Spend some time in the Abbey looking and drawing as part of the world’s largest drawing festival. Art materials and inspiration provided!

4. FLIGHTS OF IMAGINATION Moat Brae, Dumfries

Bring your inspiration to the Birthplace of Peter Pan for this Big Draw event as Rachel Speedie of The ArtRoom challenges you to add your imagination to create a giant superskyscape - the Way to Neverland… “Second on the right and straight on til morning” Drop in to Moat Brae for an event where science and space meet stories and sketches. We’ll provide the glitter, glue, pens, paper etc, you can use your imagination to add your own elements to our giant mobile in the starlight dome.

5. HERITAGE TREASURE TRAIL - Dalkeith Museum

Follow the clues in the museum and make drawings to answer the questions . There will be 4 themed drawing treasure trails for you to follow – with some fun drawing challenges along the way – whether you’re an adult or a small child or working as a family group your guaranteed to have some fun

6. DRAWING WITH COLOUR - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridgeshire

Drop in and join us for activities inspired by colour and movement on 25th October. Create your own artwork to take home or add to a group installation. There will also be family tours with one of the educators.

7. DRAWING STEAM - Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf

Get inspired by Cromford Mills and High Peak Junction and sketch, scribble or draw your favourite bits onto a massive 20 metre drawing on 24th October

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