I wrote about this major event which orchestrated by the Drawing Campaign in this post in May of this year. Events are organised according to regions within the UK. Some are more focused on children and families and some are for adults. Check the listings of more than 1,000 drawing events of different kinds that have been registered with the campaign. Click on a title to get full information (print-friendly) on a particular event.
The Big Draw also has events which are located on the internet or overseas. Examples of internet events include:
- The Open University's invitations to sketch a 'really useful robot' using their Robodoodle sketching tool
- the "In the Picture" project at www.childreninthepicture.org - which aims to promote the inclusion of disabled children in early years' picture books - will be offering downloadable drawing activities putting disabled children in the picture via portraiture. Submitted pictures may find their way into the children's gallery already set up and waiting to go!
If you live in the UK, are you going to be participating in any of these events to promote drawing?
If you live overseas, do you think your country and your art institutions do enough to promote drawing?
- The Big Draw 2006
- The Big Draw 2006 National Launch - official website
- Drawing Power - the Campaign for Drawing
- Making a Mark: The Big Draw 2006 (24 May 2006)