Big Green Architecture Draw x RIBA

Digital Family Fun Day

Saturday 03 October | ONLINE | 11am – 4pm | FREE! | 

FREE BAKING BRICKS EVENT | FREE BUILD A BUG HOTEL EVENT

#BigGreenArchitectureDraw #BigGreenDraw #ClimateofChange #ArchitectureatHome

Uniting people, pencils and pixels across the globe for the 20th colourful year, The Big Draw invites you to join in celebrating the World's Biggest Drawing Festival, The Big Draw Festival, this year themed: A Climate of Change.

The event, Big Green Architecture Draw, marks the start of the official Festival month (throughout October) which sees hundreds of thousands of visitors taking part in creative events annually, worldwide.

Join us on Saturday 3rd October for a digital day of doodling in partnership with RIBA, and explore themes of creativity, sustainability and green architecture. We will be bringing you a programme of virtual workshops and activities to get the whole family involved, exploring these themes through drawing and making - from the comfort of your homes!

Let us know you're coming here!


How do I get involved?

Head over to the Eventbrite page to book your free ticket! Once you have signed up, you will receive the full event schedule and be kept in the loop via email throughout the day of the ongoing activities, and how to where to find them.

To keep up with the bustling schedule of activities and make the most of the day, follow The Big Draw on InstagramTwitter and Facebook, as well as the RIBA Learning team on Twitter.

Book your free tickets here.


Please note: Two of the day's events will be live workshops, and therefore have a limited capacity. If you want to get involved in either of these free live sessions - Baking Bricks with Frances Quinn, and Creepy Crawly Crowded House with Zoe Allen - you will have to book these separately. See below to find out more about the events.


What will I be getting involved in?

The day will comprise of a variety of fun, free, digital activities run by artists & creatives (and some Big Draw team members!) with a mixture of videos, audios, social media updates, workshops and live sessions. 

Below is a schedule of the day's free events - once signed up, you can choose to get involved in as many or as few as you so desire!

11:00 - Big Green Stories: The Broken Pot

with Olivia Armstrong

Get your pencils at the ready and let your imagination run wild! Olivia is a professional storyteller who can bring any subject to life with her incredible imagination and enthusiasm. As part of the Big Green Architecture Draw, Olivia will be delivering three magical stories throughout the day for all the family to listen to, enjoy and draw along to.

11:30 - Big Green Archi-Tweets

with Anthony Palmer

Anthony Palmer is a photographer and educator whose visual practice is concerned with architecture and urban regeneration. He leads building tours and photo walks that encourage people to explore places through photography. Throughout the morning, Anthony will take us all on a photo walk around London's Olympic Park. Make sure to follow the RIBA Learning team & The Big Draw on Twitter to keep up to date!

11:30 - Big Green Forest Finds

with Milly Wood

Forage for natural materials and explore mini den model-making using sustainable materials... A cardboard base and plasticine are helpful for this workshop if you have them!

Milly's work focuses on alternative models of education and addresses the need for free play in cities undergoing rapid commercial led regeneration. She is passionate about protecting outdoor learning and play spaces and creating opportunities for all children to explore materiality and construction.

12:30 - Big Green Roofs: Part 1

with Katie Kennedy

Explore green roofing and model making with Katie Kennedy. To join in with this workshop, save your clean recycling for model making and see if you can get hold of some cress seeds and a little bit of soil!

Katie Kennedy is a graphic designer and educator, running her own design business alongside delivering workshops and projects with museums and galleries across the UK. This event will be hosted via YouTube Live - be sure to subscribe to The Big Draw YouTube channel here!

Download this resource to follow along at home...

13:00 - Big Green Stories: The Blossom Tree

with Olivia Armstrong 

13:00 - Creepy Crawly Crowded House

with Zoe Allen

Join us for an hour-long Zoom workshop hosted by artist educator Zoe Allen who will walk you through the steps of making your very own "creepy crawly crowded house" that can be used to house insects and promote sustainability within nature.

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE.

14:00 - Big Green Roofs: Part 2

with Katie Kennedy

Part 2 - Explore green roofing and model making with Katie Kennedy. To join in with this workshop, save your clean recycling for model making and see if you can get hold of some cress seeds and a little bit of soil!

Katie Kennedy is a graphic designer and educator, running her own design business alongside delivering workshops and projects with museums and galleries across the UK. This event will be hosted via YouTube Live - be sure to subscribe to The Big Draw YouTube channel here!

14:30 - Big Green Stories: Too Much Sky

with Olivia Armstrong

15:00 - Baking Bricks

with Frances Quinn

This 1-hour baking workshop featuring Great British Bake Off Winner Frances Quinn will be a delicious architectural experience for the whole family.

Once signed up, you will receive a full list of ingredients needed for this workshop - there will be vegan alternatives for all ingredients.

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE.

 

Looking for more architecture fun? Check out RIBA's other workshops here