We are thinking about Big Draw 2013 for Rufford and Nottinghamshire. We have big plans to make this one the best yet! Hot from the drawing Inspiration awards where we won the Trailblazer award for our innovative training we are working hard to encourage new groups to get involved.
This press release from the Campaign for Drawing highlights the success of our 2012 event and looks forward to this years campaign.
The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It has grown into a month-long festival running throughout October in all parts of the UK. Every year more organisers across the world join the Big Draw family and run drawing events to engage their communities in creative activities. See more about the Campaign for Drawing. This independent charity raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.
Big Draw events at Rufford
This year's theme is 'Draw Tomorrow'
With support from our team of artists we will be running a free public Big Draw at Rufford Craft Centre from Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November 2013.
Bigger and Better than ever, Big Draw takes over the Learning Centre and Gallery for two weeks of drawing fun that is suitable for all. You are invited to draw and create your own mini world inside a box.
Using “Draw Tomorrow” as your inspiration you can combine drawing, collage and making and let everyone see your vision of the future in a box.
It might be as simple as what you are having for tea tomorrow night, or it could be how you expect creatures of the future to evolve. Here are some questions you could ask yourself:
- What does the future look like?
- Where will you be and what will you do?
- What can we do to make the world a happier place?
- Draw the things which you would most like to improve – anything from clothes to buildings, food to transport, museums to playgrounds
- If you could invent one thing to create happiness, how would it work?
- What will your hometown look like in the future?
- This years Big Draw theme 2013 [PDF]
The boxes will build in the Gallery to form a sculptural land that will be explored by torchlight. Visit Rufford Gallery, have a go and become part of our exhibition.
We always create a How To sheet for our events. Here is the 2013 sheet.
Previous Years' How To sheets
For more ideas download our Big Draw How To sheets from past years.
Other ways to get involved…
If you are a school or group interested in a visit to Rufford during September/October you could book a Big Draw day with our artists’ team.
If you are interested in running your own big draw there are lots of ideas on the campaign for drawing website and you can register your event on line.
Book Draw training
If you want to run your own Big Draw why not book a place on a training day?
This award winning training day will offer lots of ideas and inspiration to get even a complete novice drawing and learning skills to pass onto your group/learners/colleagues and to have fun!
It will cover ways to use drawing for engagement delivered as practical workshops with resources to take away. How to set up and register your event with The Big Draw, support available online, how to link into the Big Draw at Rufford and how to enter for a Drawing Inspiration Award. If you are interested in training in the Big Draw for 2013 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out other Big Draw events in Nottinghamshire.
And visit the Family Arts Festival pages for eye-boggling arts for all the family from 18 October – 3 November 2013