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#PriceofaPencil Project

Art @ Online Instagram @ValerianStudio • 1 Oct, 31 Oct

This one-month drawing challenge is a celebration of the humble pencil and getting back to the roots of traditional drawing.
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10 Freehand Lessons

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 03 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov

In these 10 evening lessons we will investigate different fundamental facets of drawing and give you confidence in your ability to make visible your ideas more effectively.
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100 ways to draw a tree

Art @ Online via Zoom • 26 Jun

Explore the enormous bio-diversity of trees through drawing and discover exciting and unusual illustration practices.
100 ways (single tree)

2021 SAC/The Big Draw Plein-Air Painting Event

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 5 Sep

Practicing drawing/painting with Sunnyvale art club at the Shoreline Park in Mountain View-IT'S FREE!
The Big Draw

5-Day Start Drawing Challenge

Art @ Online at LottiBrownDesigns.com • 1 Aug, 1 Sep, 01 Oct, 1 Nov, 01 Dec, 1 Jan

5-Day Start Drawing Challenge
Drawing challenge

A Big Draw to Remember

Art @ York Army Museum • 23 Oct, 25 Oct to 29 Oct

Come join in our Big Draw for Remembrance Day 2021
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A Letter in Mind - Making your Mark

Art @ Online at A Letter in Mind • 2 Nov, 4 Nov

A Letter in Mind returns for the eighth year! This year’s theme is ‘Making your Mark’ and we’re seeing some very powerful and creative responses from artists, illustrators and designers.

A Letter in Mind Artist Workshop with Mark Entwisle

Art @ Zoom Online • 4 Nov

Join Mark Entwisle for a wartercolour workshop, part of A Letter in Mind in aid of The National Brain Appeal
Mark Entwisle

A Letter in Mind Artist Workshop with Sam Marshall

Art @ Zoom Online • 2 Nov

Join Sam Marshall for a mono-printing workshop, part of A Letter in Mind in aid of The National Brain Appeal
Sam Marshall

A STITCH DRAWN WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD MCVETIS

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 23 Oct

Join Richard McVetis for an afternoon exploring drawing and stitch.

A Tree of Leaves and Flowers

Art @ Somerset Rural Life Museum • 2 Oct

Join Somerset Art Works and Emily Lewin to stitch a leaf or flower to place on our communal tree which will grow at the museum. Represent yourself, where you come from and where you call home....

An Intro to Monoprinting – Online Art Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 28 Aug

Learn the techniques of Monoprinting with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Follow the demonstration step by step, using Transfer, Additive and Subtractive techniques to create beautiful prints.

Art Club with Alicia Paz

Art @ 20-21 Visual Arts Centre • 28 Oct

Make masks with artist Alicia Paz inspired by her exhibition 'River Makers'.
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Autumn Leaves in Watercolour

Art @ Westonbirt, The National Arboretum • 2 Oct

In this workshop we will embrace the autumn colours whilst learning the basics of watercolour illustration.
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Autumnal drawing and colour splash

Art @ Online from home • 14 Oct

Autumnal drawing session with lots of colour. Create some creatures you see in Autumn and nature too. We will be colour splashing, making shapes, drawing and having fun.
Hedgehog

Awaken the Arts

Art @ The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum • 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 06 Dec, 10 Jan

Join us for an informal discussion and exploration of our visual arts collection. These sessions are designed specifically for people experiencing difficulty with concentration or memory loss, to...

A-Z of Mindful Drawing Techniques

Art @ #stillpointsketchingchallenge • 11 Jun to 30 Jun

A self-paced online drawing course that encourages you to explore and develop an exciting repertoire of new drawing techniques and offers gentle guidance to help you find your still point on the...
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Basque Cultural Festival

Art @ Hauser & Wirth Somerset • 23 Oct

Family Workshops Join us in the Implement Shed to explore our Book Lab dedicated to Eduardo Chillida’s ‘Comb of the Wind’ and take part in practical activities inspired by the artist.
Eduardo Chillida, Harri VI (Stone VI), 1996 © Zabalaga Leku. San Sebastián, VEGAP, 2021. Courtesy of the Estate of Eduardo Chillida.

Bideford BIG DRAW

Art @ The Quay Bideford • 30 Oct

Bideford BIG DRAW – Community event Date: Saturday 30 October 2021
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Big Draw – Voyages by Sea

Art @ The Foundling Museum • 28 Oct

Join illustrator Salvatore Rubbino on an imaginative drawing adventure by boat. Navigate big waves, stormy weather and high seas.
Boat at sea 2

Big Draw 2021

Art @ John Jamieson SILC • 12 Oct

The whole of John Jamieson will come together for a large celebration of art and making the change.
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Big Draw 2021 - Make the Change

Art @ Arnolfini • 26 Oct

Family drawing activities at Arnolfini this half term!

BIG DRAW AFTERNOON AT THE ROMAN TOWN HOUSE

Art @ The Roman Town House • 23 Oct

Join us for an afternoon of outdoor BIG DRAW activity with various workshop stations located on site at The Roman Town House. The theme this year is ​​for the Festival is ‘MAKE THE CHANGE’
BIG DRAW AFTERNOON AT THE ROMAN TOWN HOUSE

Big Draw at Bendigo Art Gallery

Art @ Bendigo Art Gallery • 10 Oct

Participate in the biggest drawing festival in the world at Bendigo Art Gallery. This family friendly event is all about creative exploration, wellbeing and fun. It includes a range of short and...
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Big Draw at Bendigo Art Gallery

Art @ Bendigo Art Gallery • 10 Oct

Participate in the biggest drawing festival in the world at Bendigo Art Gallery. This family friendly event is all about creative exploration, wellbeing and fun. It includes a range of short and...
Bendigo Art Gallery, children drawing for Big Draw

Big Draw: Let's make some great art animals

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 10 Oct

Join award winning children’s book illustrator and author Marion Deuchars for a mini masterclass in great art animal drawing.

Big Draw: Make the Change

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 24 Oct, 30 Oct

Come along and get involved with environmentally inspired drawing activities at this drop-in event for all ages.

Big Draw: Taking a Line for a Walk - Abstract illustration

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 15 Aug

Using traditional artist techniques you will let your imagination wander into fantastical places and translate them onto paper.

Big Draw: Virtual Artist in Residency

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 1 Oct

Throughout October illustrator Julian Beresford will be the museum's virtual artist in residence as part of the Big Draw Festival 2021.

Birds A-Z Art for Wellbeing Challenge

Art @ Online from home • 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 06 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 04 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 01 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 3 Jan to 10 Jan

Would you like to take part in my new Birds A-Z art for wellbeing challenge from home, in your own time?

Breathe Better Today to Keep Doctor Away

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 16 Jun, 23 Jun

Promoting Pranayama as a everyday habit to keep the doctor away Took 2 proven studies on Yogic Humming and Bellows breath and its effects.
Induja Venkat

Brecon COP (26) Big Draw

Art @ Y Gaer • 6 Nov to 07 Nov

Drawing into conversation , stimulating imagination to make the changes we can make to care for our shared planet.
The Big Draw

Chat and Sketch – Vermeer’s ‘The Milkmaid’

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 2 Dec

This interactive session will start with a short talk introducing you to the painting ‘The Milkmaid’ by Johannes Vermeer, there will then be an open discussion and time to ask questions about the...

Cheeky Robin in watercolour - Online Art Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 27 Nov

Tutor Bethany Y Milam will demonstrate the process of painting a Robin in watercolour . Explaining the use of various techniques to create a cheeky character in a winter scene.
Robin

Craftivist Collaborative Work

Art @ St Thomas More RC College • 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 05 Jul, 9 Jul to 13 Jul

Canary Bunting display.
Canary

Create and Craft Café

Art @ The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum • 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 07 Dec, 4 Jan

Meet with like-minded people who enjoy making, crafting and creativity. Each month, guided by a member of our friendly museum team, we will provide craft resources, conversation and a cup of tea and...

Creative Community Family Cafe

Art @ The Lion Cafe, Kington • 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 21 Oct, 27 Oct

Wednesday Mornings - 10am to 12noon - Drop in and get creative! A different event each week throughout October. Family Friendly.
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Creative Doodle book

Art @ 20-21 Visual Arts Centre • 6 Oct, 13 Oct to 20 Oct

Explore yourself creatively through doodling during 3 free sessions in October aimed at people with disability and people who are neurodiverse.

Dance Draw

Art @ ARC Stockton • 16 Oct

An experimental dance-draw workshop, using your body to draw pictures in the air and then using your body to paint on the page. (MESSY)
Big Draw At ARC Dance Draw Workshop

Dancing Feet

Art @ Sutton Community Dance • 7 Oct, 14 Oct to 21 Oct

DANCING FEET: a collaborative drawing celebrating dance
Dancing Feet

DEFINITIONS OF DRAWING: ARTIST’S PANEL DISCUSSION

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 24 Oct

Join us for a panel discussion accompanying the Definitions of Drawing exhibition.
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Design a Manga style character

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 11 Aug

Learn what Manga is and explore how to draw in a Manga style to create your own character.

Dinotopia!

Art @ Sidcup High Street • 18 Aug

Visit Sidcup High Street for some dino fun including: dino crafts using recycled materials, cave painting, dig for fossils, and help us with some litter picking! (Nesbit Walk) and meet the dinos...
Meet a dinosaur!

Down the Bottom of Your Garden

Art @ The Collection Museum, Lincoln • 29 Oct

Family event day from the Investigate Learning team at the Usher Gallery
Down the Garden

Drawing Inspiration from the Historic England Archive

Art @ Swindon Designer Outlet Centre • 25 Oct to 29 Oct

Join Historic England Archive to explore the role of drawing in recording heritage and in imagining the future of our built environment
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Drawing Plants and Botanical Details

Art @ Hampshire Art Studio • 16 Nov, 23 Nov to 30 Nov

This workshop covers various technical and creative aspects of botanical drawing in the relaxed setting of a beautiful riverside studio.

Drawn Into The Now film screening

Art @ Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre • 2 Oct

A drop-in & draw all-day screening of Drawn Into The Now, our art and figure drawing film.
Drawn into the now

Drawn to a Place drawing course

Art @ Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre • 9 Oct

A guided sketchbook tour and drawing workshop by artist Lee Crocker using the Silver Street area as inspiration.
Drawn to a space

Drop In and Draw

Art @ Romsey Abbey • 27 Oct

Explore a variety of approaches to capturing the historic building of Romsey Abbey on paper to create a collaborative mapping of the space.
Romsey Abbey

Dry Materials Course

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct to 12 Oct

Over the 5 sessions we will explore a wide range of dry drawing materials in combination with different types of paper. Through the process becoming more sensitive to the feel and potential of the...
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Edible East Art/Science Trail

Art @ Across Norwich • 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 1 Jan, 08 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 05 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb

The Edible East Art/Science Trail about the Future of Food, across Norwich, till March 2022.
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Edible East drop in creative workshops for all

Art @ Anglia Square • 9 Oct

As part of the Edible East Art/Science Trail join Jennie Pedley and The Nest Project to create a paper forest food garden at Anglia Square.
Paper runner beans

Edible East drop in creative workshops for all

Art @ Anglia Square • 23 Oct

As part of the Edible East Art/Science Trail join artist Rach Anstey-Sanders to make mini creatures to take home. BSL available
microbe made of wool

Edible East drop in foody workshops for all

Art @ Anglia Square • 28 Oct

Free seeds & info. to grow your own salad/'microgreens', take a quiz about healthy food & add to the paper food garden at the pavilion.
microgreens
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emu runner

Art @ Online • 25 Jun

Emu runner will be available to view on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June.
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Exhibiting Bury Art Mail

Art @ Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre • 1 Oct, 30 Oct

In the Foyer throughout October, free
Bury art mail

FACES, PLACES Artist Workshop

Art @ Worksop Library • 2 Oct

Drop in and create a portrait tile as part of Inspire's FACES, PLACES Big Draw!
Self portraits by Emma Reynard

FACES, PLACES Library Workshop

Art @ Mansfield Central Library • 25 Oct

Create a portrait tile as part of Inspire's FACES, PLACES Big Draw!
Self portraits by Emma Reynard

FACES, PLACES Library Workshop

Art @ Beeston Library, Notts • 26 Oct

Create a portrait tile as part of Inspire's FACES, PLACES Big Draw!
Self portraits by Emma Reynard

FACES, PLACES Library Workshop

Art @ West Bridgford Library • 27 Oct

Create a portrait tile as part of Inspire's FACES, PLACES Big Draw!
Self portraits by Emma Reynard
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FACES, PLACES Online Artist Workshop

Art @ Online Zoom • 9 Oct, 16 Oct

Create a portrait tile as part of Inspire's FACES, PLACES Big Draw!
Self portraits by Emma Reynard

Family Drawing Workshop

Art @ The Gauge Museum • 2 Oct

Drawing Workshop - exploring the journey of line: where it might go and how it might get there…

Family Online Zine Workshop

Art @ Online - #BigDrawNland • 23 Oct

The whole family can join in with illustrator Katie Chappell in this live, online workshop!
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Family Sculpture Workshop with Recycled Materials

Art @ West Somerset Railway • 3 Oct

This workshop runs alongside the exhibition on show for Inch by IN:CH, a travelling project touring to The Gauge Museum, Bishops Lydeard, West Somerset Railway as part of Somerset Open Studios. WSR...

Family workshop: Print your own wrapping paper

Art @ Hogarth's House • 28 Nov

A Christmas-themed printing activity for families

Famous Art on Post-It notes

Art @ Fullwell Cross Library • 9 Oct

Barkingside Art club will be celebrating The Big Draw Festival at Fullwell Cross Library!

Five Day Drawing Challenge

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 5 Jun to 09 Jun

Five Day Drawing Challenge- virtual event online!
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FlightPath Community Project

Art @ Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery • 17 Jun, 19 Jun, 22 Jun, 26 Jun, 28 Jun, 30 Jun to 02 Jul

Join us to create a Great Big Wildlife Corridor sculpture to support the Buglife B-lines project

Free Art Kit

Art @ Riverwalk Farmers Market • 2 Oct

Free Art Kits while supplies last
Free Art Kit

Gelatine Printing Workshop

Art @ Birches Farm Nature Reserve • 22 Oct

Gelatine Printing Workshop with Michael Hancock
The Big Draw

Giant Dream Catcher

Art @ Kington Market Hall & Place de Marines • 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct to 29 Oct

Pop into the Kington Market Hall and pin your own personal pledge to ‘Make a Change’ to the Giant Community Dream Catcher; each small step makes a difference and really counts!
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Giant Dream Catcher

Art @ Kington Market Hall & Place de Marines • 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct to 29 Oct

Pop into the Kington Market Hall and pin your own personal pledge to ‘Make a Change’ to the Giant Community Dream Catcher; each small step makes a difference and really counts!
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Green Sketching

Art @ Beddington Park • 4 Oct, 21 Oct, 01 Nov, 8 Nov

Green Sketching in Sutton Parks
Green Sketching

Green Sundays: A Celebration of Sustainability in Sudbury

Art @ Market Hill, Sudbury • 15 Aug, 19 Sep to 17 Oct

Please join us for monthly 'Green Sundays' event on Market Hill in Sudbury!

Green Sundays: Celebrating Sustainable Sudbury

Art @ Market Hill, Sudbury • 20 Jun

Green Sundays:Celebrating Sustainable Sudbury Creativity & sustainability

Half term printing workshop: Blind debossing

Art @ Hogarth's House • 26 Oct

A special drop-in family friendly blind debossing workshop for half term!

Help us Create an Under the Sea World!

Art @ Mispillion Art League • 1 Oct

Our community is asked to help us create an "Under the Sea World" at Mispillion Art League.
Under the Sea Creatures

Horrible Science cartoon Illustration

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 18 Aug

Join Tony De Saulles for a thoroughly horrible time…Draw with Tony and learn top cartooning tips + stacks of facts from the best-selling, award winning Horrible Science series now celebrating its...

How To Save The World In 2 Hours

Art @ Online via Zoom • 3 Jul

Join us on a mission to figure out how we can all save the day - in the workshop we create our own eco-warrior with sustainable superpowers.
How to save the world in 2 hours

Ilford High Street Challenge

Art @ Outside Redbridge Town Hall • 2 Oct

Join Matt Ponting from Doodling Around and Ilford BID to share your ideas for a greener Ilford Town Centre and help us develop a vision with Sustainability and tackling Climate Change at its heart.

Illustrating a Giant Picnic

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 25 Aug

Join Claire Burns from Virtual Museum Club for a fun day of Giant Jam Sandwich inspired drawing.

Illustration Workshop

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 9 Oct

Join award winning children’s book illustrator and author Marion Deuchars for a one day workshop sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Improvised Performative Window Drawing

Art @ Jude's of Frome • 9 Jul

A large-scale back lit window drawing will evolve as you watch from outside the shop, 8.15 - 9.15pm, with Fiona Campbell and Shirley Sharp

Incredible Illustrations

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 1 Jun to 03 Jun

A series of 3 fun filled workshops for 7-11 year olds inspired by the John Vernon Lord 'Taking a Line for a Walk' exhibition.

Intaglio Printing Workshop

Art @ Birches Farm Nature Reserve • 21 Oct

Intaglio Printing Workshop with Michael Hancock
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Intaglio Printing Workshop

Art @ Birches Farm Nature Reserve • 21 Oct

Intaglio Printing Workshop with Michael Hancock
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Julia Dorninger: Orte verstehen | Understanding places

Art @ ip.forum im ipcenter.at • 1 Oct, 15 Oct

Julia Dorninger: Orte verstehen | Understanding places, Duration: Oct. 4 - Nov 11, 2021 (Mo - Fr: 9 - 4 pm);
Charlotte Weiss and Julia Dorninger

Learn To Draw a Delightful Dog – Online Art Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 20 Nov

Learn to draw a dog in pencil with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Follow the demonstration step by step, using various drawing techniques to create a tonal drawing with beautiful fur texture.

Love Thy Neighbor

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 30 Jun

Fun art project-Bring the world together. The theme is "celebrating life in the patio", and the medium is Artist's choice. Draw what action touched you during this pandemic.
The Big Draw

Make It Expressive

Art @ Icknield School • 5 Jul to 06 Jul

Make It Expressive is a project designed to engage the children of Icknield School in the creative process and to communicate visually.
Kinetic Drawing

Make It Expressive - The Exhibition

Art @ The Lights • 20 Sep, 29 Oct

This exhibition is a culmination of the Make It Expressive Project; 4 days of workshops at Enham Trust and Icknield School in Andover.

Make the Change - Zine-making Workshops

Art @ The Gymnasium Gallery • 9 Oct

Join artist Sinéad Kempley, in this hands-on family zine-making workshop!

Make the Change a pledge for a better world

Art @ Woodmansterne School • 2 Nov

A day of creative activities for children attending Woodmansterne school.
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Make the Change at Hogarth's House

Art @ Hogarth's House • 23 Oct

A Big Draw activity for all ages this half term at Hogarth's House!

Nurture Nature

Art @ Malvern Theatres • 27 Oct, 29 Oct

Create a picture which represents how we can NURTURE NATURE. Drawing prompts, materials and tuition will be provided.
Nurture Nature

October Half Term - The Big Draw

Art @ The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum • 23 Oct, 25 Oct to 30 Oct

​Take part in the worldwide festival of drawing, as we explore art as a means for mindfulness for families and to support children’s mental wellbeing.

OCTOBER HALF TERM: CHILDREN’S DRAWING WORKSHOPS

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 26 Oct

Join us this October half term for children’s drawing workshops with artist in residence Si Smith.

Online African Safari Drawing Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 5 Jun

A wildlife drawing workshop focusing on animals from the African savanna. Take an armchair safari learning to draw lions, elephants, zebra and more! The class will begin with an introduction from...
sunset savanna with giraffes

Painting Penguins - Children's Art Workshop Online

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 29 Dec

Take part in this fun holiday art workshop for Children and create a cute family of penguins with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Have fun with paint and learn some new techniques along the way.

Parent Workshops

Art @ Woodmansterne School • 2 Nov

Woodmansterne School families are invited to attend creative workshops to celebrate being together as a community.
The Big Draw

Peg Insects

Art @ Chard Museum • 2 Oct

Taking inspiration from the natural environment of South Somerset and embroidered cushions at Chard Museum, assemble and decorate beautiful insects from wooden pegs and paper. A Family Friendly...

Perfect World

Art @ Lincoln Cathedral • 25 Oct to 29 Oct

Choose from Weather, Humans, Life or Oceans to create colourful art
Create art of your perfect world and how to achieve it.

PinHole Pictures

Art @ University of Lincoln • 31 Oct

Recycle, reuse, repurpose: Rethink image making and drawing. (Change the way you think about drawing).
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Portrait Drawing Course

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct

Working in graphite pencils, charcoal and coloured pencils, this engaging course will cover the main elements involved in portrait drawing from quick sketches to finished drawings. We will look at...

Reportage (Sketchbook Wandering)

Art @ ARC Stockton • 11 Oct

A reportage sketchbook workshop with Lizzie Lovejoy. Walk around Stockton town centre and draw what you see! (Sketchbook and pen provided)
Big Draw At ARC Reportage Workshop

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Art @ The National Brain Appeal • 10 Oct

Join #TeamBrainAppeal for a half marathon in the stunning Royal Parks of London!

Sculpture and Shadow Drawing Workshop

Art @ The Gauge Museum • 26 Sep

Make sculptures using wire, clay, newspaper and recycled materials. Your sculptural creations will inspire drawings of their shadows, enhanced by lighting, using inks and graphite.

Seahorses In Mixed Media - A Fun Online Art Workshop For All Ages

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 19 Jun

Seahorses In Mixed Media - A Fun Online Art Workshop For All Ages Saturday 19th June, 3pm Online workshops will be held on Zoom. Description To celebrate father’s day come and draw one of the...
Colourful seahorses

See and Big Draw Easels

Art @ Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre • 1 Oct, 30 Oct

In the gallery spaces throughout October, free
Big Draw 2021

Sensory Nature Drawing Workshop on Zoom

Art @ Online from home • 20 Nov

Take part in this Zoom workshop combining art with nature connection to boost wellbeing

Sidcup Well-being Festival

Art @ Lamorbey Park • 4 Sep

Celebrate the Big Draw at Sidcup's Well-Being Festival.
Recycled Crafts

Signs and Symbols, The Big Draw at Somerset Rural Life Museum

Art @ Somerset Rural Life Museum • 23 Oct

Join Somerset Art Works and artist Jane Mowat for family friendly printmaking as part of The Big Draw.
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Silent Film Workshop

Art @ St Marys Calne • 11 Oct

‘Silent Film Workshop’ – This event is twofold; the first half of the workshop is to introduce the attendees to interesting uses of silence in filmmaking, art and music. The second part gives the...

Sketching with Ruth in person!

Art @ Aberystwyth Arts Centre • 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec

Sketching with Ruth in person! Based in a beautiful dance studio, we will be working with models each week.
dance studio

Smoking Apples: Arbor the Tree Part Man

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 13 Jun

Part Man. Part Tree. 17 feet tall. Meet Arbor on Ditchling Village Green and listen to his story.

Stolen Stained Glass

Art @ All Saints North Street • 23 Oct

Take inspiration from our unique stained glass windows and help us create a huge paper stained glass window for display in the church.
Prisoners in the stocks

Sudbury Walking Arts Project: Open Day

Art @ St Peter's Cultural Venue • 29 May

Sudbury Walking Arts Project is a a creative exploration of walking and arts in Sudbury, Suffolk. Join series of Walks, Walkshops, Events and Research and find out why this is the landscape that has...

Sunnyvale Art Club's July Big Draw event- Better tomorrow

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 5 Jul to 11 Jul

Create art with family/friends in any form and post on FB
The Big Draw

Symmetrical Insects

Art @ Kentish Town City Farm • 28 Oct

Join us for some free creative maths fun and discover the maths magic behind making beautiful art. Gain inspiration from your local environment to design and create your own symmetrical insect.

Symmetrical Insects

Art @ Wembley Library • 27 Oct

Join us for some free creative maths fun and discover the maths magic behind making beautiful art. Gain inspiration from your local environment to design and create your own symmetrical insect.

Talk: Lorena Cantó Woltèche - Drawing Sound

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 16 Nov

Lorena Cantó is a viola player, and a part of the critically acclaimed Jubilee String Quartet, who also works as a freelance graphic designer. Looking at art from the perspective of music, she will...
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Talk: Molly Martin - Seeing With Sketchbooks

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 21 Sep

Working as an illustrator, and artist, Molly Martin draws constantly in sketchbooks. Drawn to capture the beautifully ordinary moments of life
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Talk: Rebecca Jewell & Sandy Ross Sykes - Drawing Inspiration from Natural History

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 2 Nov

Both artists work with found and preserved flora and fauna, using a variety of drawn, painted and printed materials. They often take the approach of drawing from a ‘nature table' using their...
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Talk: Tom Robertshaw - Drawing complex structures

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 5 Oct

As a structural engineer, Tom Robertshaw spends his days exploring how creative structures can be made real. His talk will place us in the mindset of an engineer, as he discusses how freehand drawing...
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THE BIG DRAW - "Kind Kites"

Art @ Globe Arts Studio • 23 Oct

Join Zoe & Becca with your family/ friends, to make a "Kind Kite"

The Big Draw - #makethechange

Art @ Skipton Town Hall • 29 Oct

We invite you to join us to #MakeTheChange at this year’s Big Draw Festival event! We will be making a collaborative banner to display at the Town Hall and flags that you can display at home.

The Big Draw - Make a change for Gainsborough

Art @ Gainsborough Old Hall • 25 Sep

Sketching the medieval herb gardens teaming with plants and insects to then create a medieval tile in clay, decorated with nature themes.

The Big Draw (The Big Tree)

Art @ Batheaston Church School • 2 Oct to 03 Oct

The Big Draw at Batheaston Art Trail
Art Trail Map including big draw location

The Big Draw @ the Museum

Art @ Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon • 27 Oct

Join us for a #postivechange focused day of fun. Make a poster, tote bag or create a portrait of someone who changed history!
Museum workshop

THE BIG DRAW 2021 – DRAW AND PLAY OWARE

Art @ Rich Mix • 3 Oct

Our Big Draw family event is back, in partnership with Art Hoppers and Mwalimu Express, London’s Sunday afternoon African Adventure, and featuring The Oware Society.

The Big Draw 2021 - Make That Change

Art @ Amesbury School • 14 Oct

A variety of creative activities will be on offer to the pupils at Amesbury School throughout the day based around the set theme.
The Big Draw

The BIG DRAW festival

Art @ Von Krahl • 9 Oct

A lovely long life drawing session of 7 hours with 4 nude / semi-nude models
Drinkandraw.ee

The Big Draw Festival

Art @ New Directions College • 26 Oct

Come draw with us. We we be exploring drawing and mark-making in a fun and playful way and experimenting with home made tools.
The Big Draw

The Big Draw Festival

Art @ De La Warr Pavilion • 30 Oct

Drawing is Alive and We are: Drawing digitally Drawing with scissors Drawing with our hands Drawing with sticks Drawing through observation and imagination

The Big Draw Festival @ SJSB

Art @ St Joseph and St Bede RC Primary School • 18 Oct to 22 Oct

The children of SJSB join creative forces to show how we can all #MakeTheChange and care for our common home. #LaudatoSi
The Big Draw

The Big Draw Festival Event

Art @ New Directions College • 26 Oct

Come draw with us. Experiment with homemade tools as we explore drawing and mark-making in fun and playful ways.
The Big Draw

The Big Draw Ramsgate

Art @ Ramsgate Main Sands Beach • 30 Oct

Make The Change
The Big Draw

The Big Draw Week

Art @ Sinclair House School • 28 Jun to 02 Jul

In house event for whole of Prep school to explore the unlimited possibilities of drawing.
The Big Draw

The Big Draw with Atomhawk

Art @ The Great North Museum: Hancock • 3 Aug to 05 Aug

The Big Draw with Atomhawk Featuring future landscapes and live drawing with an Atomhawk artist.

The Big Roar!

Art @ Ferens Art Gallery • 23 Oct to 25 Oct

Come and join us for the big ROAR! Work with artist Dom Heffer to help us to create a Jungle Gallery, in a free, family drawing activity.
The Big Roar!

The FACES, PLACES Exhibition

Art @ Worksop Library • 1 Oct

During October Inspire Libraries have invited every primary school in Bassetlaw and the people of Nottinghamshire to draw and add to a mass portrait of our county and celebrate in a few words the...
Self portraits by Emma Reynard

The FACES, PLACES Exhibition

Art @ Mansfield Central Library • 16 Nov

During October Inspire Libraries have invited every primary school in Bassetlaw and the people of Nottinghamshire to draw and add to a mass portrait of our county and celebrate in a few words the...
Self portrait by Freya

The FACES, PLACES Exhibition

Art @ West Bridgford Library • 6 Jan

During October Inspire Libraries have invited every primary school in Bassetlaw and the people of Nottinghamshire to draw and add to a mass portrait of our county and celebrate in a few words the...
Self portrait by Freya

The FACES, PLACES Exhibition

Art @ Beeston Library, Notts • 18 Feb

During October Inspire Libraries have invited every primary school in Bassetlaw and the people of Nottinghamshire to draw and add to a mass portrait of our county and celebrate in a few words the...
Self portrait by Freya

The Festival of Crafts

Art @ Farnham Maltings • 16 Oct to 17 Oct

Philip Ryland explores our current and future relationship with Trees through expressive gestural colour.
The Tree

The Open Air Drawing Room

Art @ Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft • 21 Aug

Help set the the world record for a painting created by the largest number of artists on Ditchling Village Green.

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents: The Big Draw 2021: Make the Change

Art @ The Walt Disney Family Museum • 23 Oct

Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate The Big Draw 2021: Make the Change, the world’s largest drawing festival!

Under the Sea Big Draw

Art @ Manor Green College • 19 Oct

A whole-school collaborative drawing event
The Big Draw

Under the Sea Costume Parade

Art @ Bicentennial Park • 30 Oct

Socially distanced, “Under the Sea” themed parade with handmade costumes made out of recycled and found materials.
WJ Walton wearing his Neptune's Crown made from recycled materials

Unexpected Drawing

Art @ The Lights • 25 Oct

Drop in drawing opportunity for all ages to experience some of the activities undertaken during the Make It Expressive project.
Drawing Together

UNLOCK YOUR HIDDEN DRAWER - TTD 2021 SYMPOSIUM

Art @ Brew Draw Studio • 18 Oct to 23 Oct

Saturday 23rd October -Thinking through Drawing annual drawing symposium - Unlocking & Rethinking
Patty Hudak, TtD Member, Obstacles to Drawing 2021

Virtual London Marathon

Art @ The National Brain Appeal • 3 Oct

Join #TeamBrainAppeal in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon

Visionary Futures

Art @ Leytonstone Toy Library and Play Centre • 23 Oct

Drop-in creative art session for kids 7-14 and families. We’ll use our imagination to express our dreams about a better, climate safe thriving future for all.

Walk, Talk and Draw

Art @ Sir Harold Hillier Gardens • 21 Nov

Sketch out and about in the beautiful landscape gardens at Hilliers near Romsey whilst discussing ideas of beauty in the natural environment

Walking tour of Art/ScienceTrail & food doodle.

Art @ The Forum, Norwich • 27 Oct

Artists & scientists will guide you along the Art/Science Trail about the Future of Food. Make your mark on the foodie microbe doodle board!
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Wartime Hallowe'en Workshops

Art @ Bletchley Park • 23 Oct to 31 Oct

Join us for our drop-in upcycling workshops and make your own Hallowe’en decorations from recycled materials.

Watercolour Christmas Decorations – Online Art Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 4 Dec

Paint winter landscapes against a starry sky and the Northern lights in Watercolour then turn your mini paintings into Christmas decorations with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Follow the...

Winter Animals Drawing Workshop – with The Big Draw Festival

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 11 Dec

A wildlife drawing workshop focusing on animals from colder climates. Take an armchair expedition round the world learning to draw arctic foxes, lynx, polar bears, snow leopard and more! The class...

Workshop: Cathy Lomax - Drawing with Light

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 22 Sep

Cathy Lomax is multi-faceted; a painter who has worked as a gallerist, make-up artist, and editor. Her work particularly focuses on femininity, masquerade, popular culture and film. In the workshop,...
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Workshop: Lorena Cantó Woltèche - Drawing Sound

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 1 Dec

Lorena Cantó is a viola player, and a part of the critically acclaimed Jubilee String Quartet, who also works as a freelance graphic designer. Looking at art from the perspective of music, her...
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Workshop: Molly Martin - Seeing With Sketchbooks

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 4 Oct

Working as an illustrator, and artist, Molly Martin draws constantly in sketchbooks. Drawn to capture the beautifully ordinary moments of life
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Workshop: Rebecca Jewell & Sandy Ross Sykes - Drawing Inspiration from Natural History

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 17 Nov

Both artists work with found and preserved flora and fauna, using a variety of drawn, painted and printed materials. In their workshop participants will 'draw from a nature table' using Rebecca and...
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Workshop: Tom Robertshaw - Drawing complex structures

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 3 Nov

As a structural engineer, Tom Robertshaw spends his days exploring how creative structures can be made real. His workshop will place us in the mindset of an engineer, as he discusses how freehand...
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Zine Workshop

Art @ ARC Stockton • 13 Oct

A Zine Making Workshop at ARC Stockton. Join us on Wednesday 13th of October to make a Zine about anything you're passionate about!
Reportage Illustration of ARC