The Big Draw Kyoto 2019
Divya Marie Kato, Atelier Kato Tokyo with KYOTO UNESCO Association & Professor Chiaki Yokoyama
Kyoto Botanical Garden
Sun 22 Sep 9:30am-1:30pm
The Big Draw Kyoto 2019 Thank You Kyoto For Joining The World's Largest Drawing Festival!

The Big Draw Kyoto 2019 

September 22nd 9:30am-1:30pm
Kyoto Botanical Gardens
¥1000 | Please bring water/sunscreen/bug spray | Toilets & Shop Available

All Welcome!
The event is open to anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't!  

It's an opportunity to join a global community in celebration of the universal language of drawing.  Bring nothing but a willingness to create, connect and celebrate!

200 Years Of Ruskin
This event will also draw on inspiration from John Ruskin, in celebration of his bicentenary. Professor Chiaki Yokoyama will lead with an introduction to who John Ruskin was and why he remains such an influential figure today.

Enjoy Drawing
Artist Divya Marie Kato, Atelier Kato Tokyo, will help you discover the secrets of drawing and the best part is... you just have to start with one line!

About The Big Draw
2019's Big Draw Theme Is DRAWN TO LIFE

The Big Draw Festival takes place every year in October and, since its launch in October 2000, this annual, international celebration of drawing, which brings people together under the banner ‘drawing is a universal language’, takes place in over 25 countries, involves over 1000 events and has encouraged over 4 million people back to the drawing board.

World Records
It has notched up two world records – for the longest drawing in the world (one kilometre) and the greatest number of people drawing simultaneously (over 7,000).

The first Big Draw Festival in 2000 attracted 180 partner organisations. Since then, the number has risen to over 1,000, with over 400,000 people participating each year.

What began as a one day celebration of drawing in October 2000 in the UK, is now an annual month long festival of drawing across the world.

Big Draw Patrons
Patrons include Quentin Blake, Andrew Marr, Bob & Roberta Smith RA, Lord Foster of Thames Bank, David Hockney OM CH, Sir Roger Penrose OM, Gerald Scarfe CBE, Posy Simmonds MBE and Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell.

Arts education charity, The Big Draw, the driving force behind the festival, believes that ‘everyone can draw’.

They also promote drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe. 

Kate Mason, director of The Big Draw:
“As always, The Big Draw Festival is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t! 

For 31 days in over 25 countries, The Big Draw Festival will bring together hundreds of thousands of people to learn, experiment and bring ideas to life through drawing... opportunity for individuals, organisations and countries to join a global community in celebration of the universal language of drawing.”

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Tickets: ¥1000

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Divya Marie Kato, Atelier Kato Tokyo

Mrs Divya Marie Kato
t: 090 9159 6382

Family Friendly Facilities: Car Parking
Bicycle Parking
Play Area For Children
Kitayama Station

PC: Ten Cats & DMK, The Big Draw Kyoto & Tokyo 2019

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