Drawn to Life
The British School New Delhi
Thu 30 Jan
Fri 31 Jan
The Big Draw Festival comes to New Delhi! The British School New Delhi presents The Big Draw 'Display and Workshop'. The event will showcase work developed with students on the theme of "Drawn to Life" under the School's Enrichment Programme (an after-school programme offered to our students wherein they engage with a wide range of projects and extended learning opportunities) and as they engage with external facilitators for a workshop. 

The Big Draw has been realised through the following projects:

80 students of Year 7
interpreted Drawn to Life as a link between Art  and Science. They looked at artists who have been inspired by science and thereafter created illustrations of imaginary insects, coral patterns, microscopic cells reimagined and leaf patterns, all to advocate for the need to appreciate our natural world.

20 students of Year 8
interpreted the theme to be a call for peace, empathy and humanity. With the rising troubles related to religion, ethnicity and nationality, Year 8's worked on two symbols that represent hope- the hand to unite, support and develop & the bird to represent freedom, peace and dialogue. Students used these images to express their ideas and visions for the future.

20+ students of Year 8, 9, 11 & 12 interpreted the theme is various ways including:
• A mural celebrating the connection between art and nature
• Well-being activities as part of an ongoing community service project with a local school called Annapoorna for underprivileged children 
• An interactive art installation and illustrations to support a water initiative project developed by a student of the school to improve the quality and source of water in rural parts of India. Students developed a fascinating take on the theme by linking it with the ancient Greek fable of the 'Crow and the Pitcher'. The story illustrates how a thirsty crow perseveres to draw out water in a pitcher by using small pebbles to increase the water level. In keeping with this, students developed clay pebbles which were further recreated using fibreglass. The art installation of pebbles will further be used as part of the workshop and student interaction on the 30 & 31 of January and later sold to raise funds for the rural India water project.

Students of Key Stage 2 & 3 will also have the opportunity to work with external art facilitators who will engage students with experimental art projects from the 27 - 31 of January!

This is a free event

Suitable for ages: 6-11 12-16 16+

Organised by The British School New Delhi

Ms Neha Grewal
t: +91 9811033194
e: n.grewal@british-school.org

Neha Grewal
Neha Grewal

The British School New Delhi
Dr Jose P Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi
011 4066 4166

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