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CO- CREATIONS

Art @ Tasneem Agricultural Garden • 26 Dec, 30 Jan, 31 Jan, 13 Feb

CO-CREATIONS - to build a pillar of ideas, step ahead, create and make the change.
Event Collage

"I'm drawing a painting"

Art @ St Edmunds Nursery School and Childrens Centre • 18 Oct

Parents and Carers are invited to join the Nursery School Children to explore paint and colour in their outdoors area
Busy Artists

"I'm Rainbowing"

Art @ Strong Close Nursery School • 5 Oct, 12 Oct to 19 Oct

Digital drawings created by 3 and 4 year olds on an iPad.
Digital Drawing 2

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!
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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 • 22 Oct, 24 Oct to 29 Oct

Come join in our Big Draw for Remembrance 2022
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A Family Art and Craft Workshop

Art @ Sweet Caroline's • 22 Oct

Make a colourful handheld lantern and design new window art for Gainsborough's Heritage Centre in our design competition
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2997 miles away

ALINAARTIVISTA! Torna al colore

Art @ Libreria Ponteponente • 22 Oct

ALINAARTIVISTA! Torna il colore.

ALINAARTIVISTA! Torna il colore

Art @ Libreria Piantaparole • 30 Sep

ALINAARTIVISTA! Torna il colore. Atelier con Marina Rivera

All Aboard the Colour Train

Art @ Station Hall Herne Hill • 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Take a journey through the world of colour as we transform Station Hall into a giant canvas of creativity with playful family drawing activities for all ages. 
All Aboard the Colour Train at Station Hall

All Change Please - a free Otterpool Park event for The Big Draw Festival

Art @ Westenhanger station • 16 Oct

Westenhanger Station opened in 1844 and was originally designed to serve the residents of Hythe. It has seen many changes over time, with construction of Channel Tunnel rail link in the 1990’s which...
All Change Please - a free Otterpool Park event for The Big Draw Festival

Althea McNish Textile Workshops

Art @ The Skyway Gallery • 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Learn how to make your own fabric paint Experiment with different fabric paints Create works on fabric and paper inspired by Althea’s beautiful, innovative textiles.
Celebrating Althea McNish

Animals A-Z Art For Wellbeing Challenge

Art @ Online from home • 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec to 08 Dec

Take part in this Animals A-Z Art Challenge to boost wellbeing, experiment with art and connect with wildlife and nature

Anime Attacks: The Other Me

Art @ Gateshead Library • 19 Feb

"The Other Me" is a drawing and photography project exploring alternative identities, youth, imagination and creativity in a playful and visual hands-on way as part of the library's annual Anime...
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Architectural Sketchcrawl with Jeanette Barnes

Art @ The Coningsby Gallery • 17 Jun

Come explore and draw with Jeanette Barnes for an Architectural Sketchcrawl in the heart of Fitzrovia.

Art at the Allotment - Bank Holiday Bonanza

Art @ Framfield Allotments • 28 Aug

Explore the joy of colour this August with The Big Draw Festival down at the allotment! Let’s create a work of art that celebrates colour – no digging required! Art at the Allotment is fun and...
Work in Progress down at the allotment

Art at the Allotment Continues

Art @ Framfield Allotments • 7 Aug, 14 Aug to 21 Aug

Explore the joy of colour this August with The Big Draw Festival down at the allotment! Let’s create a work of art that celebrates colour – no digging required! Art at the Allotment is fun and...
Art at the allotment

ART for ENVIRONMENT CHALLENGE

Art @ Online • 20 Feb

To make the change, create an art for the environment and present your artwork ( any form) with a message. We will spread your art and message to connect with the World.
DO NOT TAKE THE BREATH AWAY FROM THESE BREATHTAKING VIEWS 💞  SAVE OUR FORESTS 💚🌍💚

Artist Led Workshop

Art @ The National Holocaust Centre and Museum • 26 Jul

An open air, artist led workshop with local artist Lynne Whitfield.
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Artist Led Workshop with Survivor Speaker Ruth Schwiening

Art @ The National Holocaust Centre and Museum • 24 Jul

An artist led workshop for professional artists
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Arts Fest Mural

Art @ Akademeia High School • 13 Jun

During our end of year Arts week, students from all over the school will be collaborating to create an interactive mural.
Wings mural

Ashburton's Big Draw Event

Art @ St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton Devon • 29 Oct

Drawing trail around Ashburton.and designing architectural bags.
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Autumn Almanac

Art @ Darlington Friends Community Hub • 22 Oct, 29 Oct

Celebration of Autumn colours and patterns through paper craft techniques.
Autumn Almanac Workshop

Autumn Leaves in Watercolour

Art @ Westonbirt, The National Arboretum • 8 Oct

In this workshop we will embrace the autumn colours whilst learning the basics of watercolour illustration.
September finds

Autumn Leaves in Watercolour Big Draw Raffle

Art @ Westonbirt, The National Arboretum • 8 Oct

Win a discounted place on the upcoming workshop: Autumn Leaves at Westonbirt Arboretum.
September finds

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...

AZEEMA Sanctuary

Art @ The Mosaic Rooms • 28 May

Join AZEEMA for an intimate torshi (pickled vegetables common in Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines) workshop and an afternoon of connection and discussion.
Azeema

Back to colour

Art @ Leventhorpe School Hall • 19 Oct

Drawing session for parents and students of Leventhorpe School
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Bee The Change

Art @ windsor park middle schol • 18 Mar

Recycled art flowers to welcome in spring
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Being Human; Celebrating our Wellbeing

Art @ Faraday Preparatory School • 16 Jun

A day of drawing, painting, creating, making and mark making for pupils and staff alike at Faraday!
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Better tomorrow-A collaborative project with your family

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 5 Jul to 11 Jul

Create art with family/friends in any form and post on FB
better tomorrow

BIG DRAW 2022 – COLOUR VISION

Art @ Rich Mix • 30 Oct

Join Art Hoppers for this year's Big Draw where we will be experimenting with colour mixing and lighting effects.

Big Draw 2022 @ IGGS

Art @ Ipswich Girls Grammar School, Senior School Breezeway • 23 May to 27 May

Activity available to students to celebrate International Arts Education Week.
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Big Draw at the Foreshore

Art @ Warners Bay Foreshore • 8 Oct to 10 Oct

Bring your imagination to life at the Big Draw Festival 2019 with giant chalk boards.
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Big Draw 'Come Back to Colour' Exhibition of student artwork

Art @ The Aga Khan Academy Dhaka • 15 Nov

An exhibition of student artwork
Student art work in progress

Big Draw in Rowsley

Art @ Level Centre • 29 Oct

We’re taking part in the Big Draw Festival, a worldwide celebration of drawing!
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Big Draw, Little People

Art @ Sun Pier House • 2 Aug, 31 Aug

Free drop in arts activities for all ages, throughout August in our Gallery. Add your picture to the wall to grow our exhibition of drawing.
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Big Dune Draw

Art @ Gwithian Chapel & Gwithian Green Nature Reserve • 29 Oct

The Big Dune Draw at Gwithian: by The Friends of The Towans Art Club and the Dynamic Dunescapes project.
Hilary and an adult group showing off their sketches at Mexico Towans

Big Totem Draw

Art @ Kirkton Church Hall • 29 Oct to 02 Nov

A colourful collaborative drawing installation in Kirkton Hall on the theme of Totems involving schools, artists and community groups.
Pupil from Methodist College Belfast drawing

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

Bubbles (Private Event)

Art @ All Saints CEVA Primary School • 10 Jan

Each child will create a 'bubble' using sustainable resources, inspired by the book 'The Dot'.
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Building blocks to Equality

Art @ Norwich Road Academy • 17 Jan

The children will be talking about Equality and creating images to represent this on white tiles
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Bullet Journaling For Mental Health Zoom Workshop

Art @ Online from home • 19 Feb

Would you like to attend a Zoom workshop introducing you to bullet journaling for mental health?

Calligraphy and Decorative Lettering

Art @ Made in the Marches Gallery • 12 Oct

A gentle introduction to making text beautiful, with a masterful and patient instructor
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Calligraphy and Decorative Writing

Art @ Made in the Marches Gallery • 12 Oct

A gentle introduction to making text beautiful, with a masterful and patient instructor
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Children's deer trail

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 13 Oct, 31 Oct to 23 Dec

The Knole deer are back by popular demand to guide you around our beautiful parkland trail and lead you to claim your prize at the end.
The Big Draw

Children's Watercolour Workshop with Emmy Gabrielle

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 26 Oct

Join this fun and creative experience for children, exploring watercolour illustration, led by local artist Emmy Gabrielle.
Watercolour

Collaborative Art Project with our Sister city art club- Iizuka Art Club Blind Reference Photo

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 1 Jan

Collaborative Art Project with our Sister city art club in Iizuka, Japan Iizuka Art Club -- Blind Reference Photo
an image of the IAA's president Mr. Yasukawa recreating his assigned section of the mosaic

Colour and Atmospheric Perspective

Art @ Speldiburn Community Hub • 10 Oct, 17 Oct

Relaxing evening sessions that will increase your confidence with colour, and take your work in new expressive directions.
© Lakota Clubb 2022

Colour rap

Art @ Durham Sixth Form Centre • 22 Oct

Welcome to our annual drawing event, open to all ages, with a variety of creative activities celebrating colour and art.

COLOUR SPLASH

Art @ RIA Centre • 19 Nov, 2 Dec

COLOUR SPLASH
Colour Splash - kids workshop

Colour Your Mind

Art @ Online from home • 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May

Would you like to take part in a colour-themed art for wellbeing project - from home - over 4 weeks this spring?

Colourful Crafts

Art @ New Forest Heritage Centre • 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Colourful Crafts
The Big Draw

Colourful Poly-Printing

Art @ New Forest Heritage Centre • 24 Oct

Colourful Poly-Printing
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Colourful Pyramid Lanterns

Art @ Cartwright Hall Art Gallery • 27 Oct

Artist Morwenna Catt will help you to create your own large pyramid lantern. Decorate in your own style or take inspiration from Morwenna’s very distinctive illustration. Splash colour everywhere and...
Pyramid Lantern

Colourful Stories

Art @ Made in the Marches Gallery • 27 Oct to 29 Oct

On Thursday 27th October, Rachel Ricketts will be at Made in the Marches to talk about the design and making of Fly, the Walking Dog of Kington; this beautiful sculpture, which is destined to be...
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Colours & Shapes at the Castle - a free Otterpool Park event for adults

Art @ Westenhanger Castle • 2 Oct

A unique opportunity to visit Westenhanger Castle near Hythe and explore the shapes and colours in this historic setting to create your very own artwork, using a range of mediums. Artist Rose Hill...
Colours & Shapes at the Castle - a free Otterpool Park event for adults

Colours & Shapes at the Castle - a free Otterpool Park event for families

Art @ Westenhanger Castle • 2 Oct

A unique opportunity to visit Westenhanger Castle and explore the shapes and colours in this historic setting to create your very own artwork using a range of mediums. Materials will be provided with...
Colours & Shapes at the Castle for Families

Come and colour Your World

Art @ Malvern Theatres • 23 Oct

We will be making big, bold and beautiful banners that will be hung in the theatre foyer, behind which our brand- new Studio is being built.
Making a start

Come Back to Colour

Art @ The National Coal Mining Museum for England • 26 Oct to 29 Oct

Maker's shed crafts looking at colour and light
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Come Back to Colour: Celebrate the Colours of Autumn

Art @ Stockton Brook Scout & Guide HQ • 23 Oct

Celebrate the colours and shapes of Autumn through looking and drawing, from a seasonal Nature Table and the world outside.
Inky leaves

Comic Club Plus

Art @ The Story Museum • 30 Jul, 24 Sep to 29 Oct

Develop your comic making skills with our Comic Club for ages 12+.
Comic Club Plus

Commercial Illustration 101

Art @ The Coningsby Gallery • 13 Jun

Join Andrew Coningsby and The Big Draw for a masterclass in Commercial Illustration.

Community Dragon Collage

Art @ Kington Market Hall & Place de Marines • 15 Oct

Dragon Collage, in progress throughout the day, supported by Kington Art & Craft Market
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Course: 10 Freehand Lessons

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 05 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 09 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov

In these 10 evening lessons we will investigate different fundamental facets of drawing and give you confidence in your ability to sketch and make visible your ideas more effectively.
Eye to Pencil logo

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 Colour Challenge

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 1 Oct to 31 Oct

Creative Colour Challenge Ideas and inspiration to get you drawing and painting by Bethany Milam in association with the Big Draw Festival 2022 Download your free PDF Booklet containing 4...

Cyanotype Print Drop-In Workshop

Art @ Ashton Keynes Village Hall • 29 Oct

Make cyanotype prints (an early photographic technique) - make one for the Telephone Gallery and one to take home.
Cyanotype print

DnD Tallinn - The BIG DRAW festival 2022

Art @ ARS Kunstilinnak • 19 Mar

A lovely long life drawing session for artists of all levels to meet, draw, socialise, motivate and learn from each other! Wether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, you’re very welcome to...

Doodlebugs

Art @ Oxford University Museum of Natural History • 24 Oct to 25 Oct

Doodle that afternoon away using the Museum's insect specimens as inspiration. Fun, free family event.
Doodlebugs

Dot to Dot and Colour by number trains

Art @ Crewe Heritage Centre • 22 Oct to 23 Oct

Goostrey Station Artist, Debbie Goldsmith, will support visitors to take part in a huge train themed Dot to Dot and Colour by numbers.
Celebrating 185 years since the first train passed through Crewe

Draw / Paint a Sunflower in Pen and Watercolour

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 16 Mar, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct

Sunflowers for Ukraine - a YouTube Tutorial to help you add your voice as a gesture of peace and support.
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Draw and Paint Colourful Creatures

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct to 31 Oct

Online Short Drawing Course with the Big Draw Festival Mondays at 2pm - 4.15pm 3rd - 31st October 2022 5 Weeks £44.50 Learn to draw and paint a selection of colourful creatures. Each week we...

Draw While You Explore!

Art @ St Paul's Cathedral • 22 Oct, 24 Oct to 29 Oct

Join us to draw while you explore!
Family fun at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Draw-A-Thon Cafe

Art @ Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts • 23 Oct

The annual Draw-a-thon at TCFA is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't! Materials provided.
The Big Draw

Drawing Portraits from Photographs

Art @ Studio of RA Friedman via Zoom • 12 Feb to 13 Feb

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom workshop. Starting with basic planes and volumes, you’ll build a strong...

Drawing Space - a masterclass

Art @ Oriel Davies Gallery • 15 Oct

Drawing Space with Tomos Sparnon invites participants to explore the work in our current exhibition Shared Space by Shani Rhys James and Stephen West through drawing, conversation and collaboration.
Shani Rhys James - Shared Space

Drawing Space - Half term bilingual family workshop

Art @ Oriel Davies Gallery • 2 Nov

Join artist and educator Tomos Sparnon for a playful drawing workshop. Create a large scale collaborative drawing and work to take home too
Stephen West

Drawing the Night Sky

Art @ Kirkton Church Hall • 26 Nov

A free community event to encourage everyone, young and old, to draw together to make a vivid artwork depicting our beautiful night sky.

drawing with colour- drawing fruit with coloured pencil

Art @ blackheath library • 8 Oct

drawing colourful fruit
colourful friut

Drawing with Scissors

Art @ Heseltine Gallery • 2 Oct

Inspired by our exhibition of Matisse cut outs
Matisse's "The Snail"

Drawing Workshop with Artist Beth Hopkins

Art @ Bethlem Gallery • 14 Oct

Join artist Beth Hopkins to explore organic systems using drawing.
Image courtesy Beth Hopkins

Drawn to Nature: Walk and Draw

Art @ Made in the Marches Gallery • 15 Oct

Walk and Draw, with DoodleBug, Rebecca Finney
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Experimental Drawing with light

Art @ University of Lincoln • 31 Oct

The Event:Two days of creative workshops exploring colour.
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Face to Face: Portraits of an Industry Opening event

Art @ The National Coal Mining Museum for England • 22 Oct

Join artists Harry Malkin or Dave Wilders to celebrate the opening of special exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of an Industry
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Family Autumn Colour Sessions

Art @ Speldiburn Community Hub • 8 Oct, 15 Oct to 22 Oct

Get creative with colour! Brighten up the October holidays in these playful drop-in sessions, exploring autumn colour.
under a mile away

Family Saturday: The Big Draw 2022

Art @ Hauser & Wirth Somerset • 1 Oct

Join us for a creative family workshop to celebrate The Big Draw Festival 2022.

Family workshop celebrating the architecture of Woolwich

Art @ The Front Room • 1 Oct

Family drawing workshop celebrating the surrounding architecture of Woolwich – how it is, or how you’d like it to be.
Our Hut workshop

Feltmaking Workshop

Art @ Ashington Library • 19 Nov

Embrace the Come Back to Colour theme, join feltmaker Anna Turnbull and use multicoloured wool to draw your own felt picture.
The Big Draw

Feltmaking Workshop

Art @ Hexham Library • 29 Oct

Embrace the Come Back to Colour theme, join feltmaker Anna Turnbull and use multicoloured wool to draw your own felt picture.
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Feltmaking Workshop

Art @ Cramlington Library • 7 Jan

Embrace the Come Back to Colour theme, join feltmaker Anna Turnbull and use multicoloured wool to draw your own felt picture.
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Feltmaking Workshop

Art @ Berwick Library • 26 Nov

Embrace the Come Back to Colour theme, join feltmaker Anna Turnbull and use multicoloured wool to draw your own felt picture.
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Festival of Crafts

Art @ Farnham Maltings • 15 Oct to 16 Oct

Drop in, for ten minutes or two hours, to explore drawing from films of Waves in all their varied forms.

Five Day Drawing Challenge

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 5 Jun to 09 Jun

Five Day Drawing Challenge- virtual event online!
Five day drawing challenge

Graffiti Art Workshop

Art @ National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum • 22 Oct

Create your own graffiti designs
Colourful spray painting

Held: cultivating touch, attention and intimacy with nature

Art @ St Anne’s Wells Gardens • 9 Oct

This outdoors workshop is developed to help you engage more deeply with nature using your sense of touch, drawing and writing.
Hand amongst grass and daisies

Horse Power

Art @ Somerset Rural Life Museum • 26 Oct

Join SAW artist Jacky Oliver for a family workshop using colour, collage, stamps and sculpture, inspired by horses in agriculture.

How to Organise Your Own Solo Exhibition!

Art @ The Coningsby Gallery • 8 Jun

Come join artist Russell Walker for a masterclass in organising a solo exhibition.

Hunslet Moor's Summer Big Draw

Art @ Summer Online @ Class Dojo • 25 Jul

Children to create a sculpture based on Come Back to Colour and then create an observational drawing from the sculpture.
The Big Draw

Illustrating through it all - Panel Discussion

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 29 Oct

Join us in the Gallery for a discussion on how illustrators translate their lived experience onto the page.

Illustration Workshop

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 16 Oct

Have a go at cartooning yourself and making comics from memories and everyday moments!
bright coloured image of scaredy cat at desk with laptop open

Ink and Drink with Author and Illustrator Holly Sterling

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 8 Dec

Join us for an evening of serious colouring in!

Ink and Drink with award-winning cartoonist Suzy Varty

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 13 Oct

Join cartoonist and illustrator Suzy Varty for an Ink & Drink evening at Seven Stories.

Ink and Drink with Illustrator Korky Paul

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 17 Nov

Join award-winning illustrator Korky Paul for an 'Ink and Drink' evening at Seven Stories.
under a mile away

InSEA meets The Big Draw Festival '22

Art @ Online with Padlet • 1 Oct

InSEA meets The Big Draw Festival '22 Come Back to Colour: What YOU do is up to you, it could be a family art piece, work colleagues, students, 2d, 3d, a performance, video under that theme ‘Come...

Insect Drawing Workshops with Mini Grey

Art @ Oxford University Museum of Natural History • 24 Oct to 25 Oct

Join British children’s author and illustrator Mini Grey for this creative drawing workshop for children.

Jayne's Wonder Club (A neurodiverse storytime and character creation workshop)

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 24 Aug

Wonder Club is a friendly and diverse creative space for everyone.

Kington Art Society 'Open Doors'

Art @ Kingswood Village Hall • 13 Oct, 20 Oct to 27 Oct

Kington Art Society invite you to join their weekly group meeting/session* (free trial). Contact Judy Weir to book: 01544 239142
The Big Draw

Launch of "Art at the Allotment"

Art @ Framfield Allotments • 4 Aug

Explore the joy of colour this August with The Big Draw Festival down at the allotment! Let’s create a work of art that celebrates colour – no digging required! Art at the Allotment is fun and...
Art at the Allotment

Leaves at Lyngford Part 1

Art @ Priorswood Library • 25 Oct

Half term family workshop.

Leaves at Lyngford Part 2

Art @ Priorswood Library • 28 Oct

Half term family workshop.

Lemurs in Charcoal – Online Art Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 21 May

Lemurs in Charcoal – Online Art Workshop Saturday 21st May 2022 3pm Online workshops will be held on Zoom. The black and white fur and striking orange eyes of the Ring-Tailed Lemur give them a...

Lets Draw Together at Fabula Festival

Art @ Redbridge Central Library • 8 Oct

Everyone is welcome to take part in our open drawing event to encourage drawing as an enjoyable public activity as part of the Fabula Festival.

Lets Draw Together at Fabula Festival

Art @ Redbridge Central Library • 22 Oct

Everyone is welcome to take part in our open drawing event to encourage drawing as an enjoyable public activity as part of the Fabula Festival.
The Big Draw

Life Drawing class

Art @ Globe Arts Studio • 17 Feb

Join Richard Kitson for the last life drawing classes of this current term! For all abilities; beginners, intermediate and advanced level.

Life Drawing with Jake Spicer

Art @ The Coningsby Gallery • 14 Jun

Come join Jake Spicer in this playful, introductory life drawing session that is suitable for all abilities.

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.
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Make The Change 2022

Art @ My Online Schooling • 24 Feb

Make The Change 2022 - Big Draw Assembly and Art Challenge
The Big Draw

Make The Change 2022

Art @ My Online Schooling • 24 Feb

My Online Schooling pupils celebrate The Big Draw Festival with an international art challenge!
The Big Draw

Make Your Own Shield and Dragon Hunt

Art @ Anselm Lawn - Canterbury Christ Church University • 2 Jul

Dragon-Hunting - Make your own heraldic shield and go and find the dragon lurking in the nearby garden.

Making Marks

Art @ Poltair School • 14 Jul, 19 Jul to 20 Jul

Year 8,9,10 will experiment with a range of materials to create texture, drawing and colour!
The Big Draw

Misha Pankin: Visual Music

Art @ The Purcell School • 6 Oct

The students had such a fab time for the "Big Draw: Come back to colour" event, where a fab student played the accordion, a very interesting instrument, evoking lots of shapes, colours, feelings for...

Motion in an Era - a free Otterpool Park event for The Big Draw Festival

Art @ The Jockey Club, Folkestone Racecourse • 13 Oct

Folkestone Racecourse opened in 1898 and over 2,000 horse races took place during its 114 years of operation. The Parade Circle will have been at the heart of every race as the horses were ridden...
Motion in an Era - a free Otterpool Park event for The Big Draw Festival

Movement Through Space

Art @ KARST • 28 Oct

Movement through Space. The Big Draw event at KARST will explore movement, migration, markers of time and collaboration.

Musical Zoo Family Workshop

Art @ St John's Smith Square • 15 Oct

Join the musicians of Southbank Sinfonia for a unique musical and colouring experience – visiting the musical zoo!
Southbank Sinfonia Musicians

Nature Journaling For Wellbeing

Art @ Online from home • 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 03 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb

Try something different for the New Year and start a nature journal - use whichever media you like to be creative and boost wellbeing.

Nature, Art and Wellbeing

Art @ Castle Neroche • 2 Oct

Join SAW artist Liz Gregory and Hermione Toulson from Somerset Wildlife Trust for a creative exploration on the Blackdown Hills.

October Half Term: Family Drawing Workshops

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 28 Oct

Join us this October half term for a family drawing workshop!
envelope and letters brightly coloured in and drawn on

October Half Term: Family Drawing Workshops

Art @ Sunny Bank Mills Gallery • 27 Oct

Join us this October half term for a family drawing workshops with illustrator and Spinning Mill studio holder Kate Pankhurst!
pen and pencil drawing of a woman with mid length straight hair standing infront of a doctors door swifts fly above her head

Paint a Hedgehog in Watercolour

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 20 Oct

Hedgehog in Watercolour – Online Art Workshop Thursday 20th October 2022 7pm Online workshops will be held on Zoom. Paint one of the UK’s most loved garden visitors with guidance from Tutor...

Pen & Ink workshop with Victoria Wainwright

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 28 Oct

Local artist Victoria Wainwright will lead a pen and ink workshop based on the architecture and character of Knole House.
Knole Clock

Perceptions of Place - a free Otterpool Park event for The Big Draw

Art @ Westenhanger Castle • 6 Oct

Castle Park will be created at Otterpool Park to provide opportunities for leisure and recreation such as football, cricket, walking, cycling and for children to play while providing views back...
Perceptions of Place - a free Otterpool Park event for The Big Draw

Play Space

Art @ The Mosaic Rooms • 21 May

Join our family artist 2022, Sahra Hersi as she leads a creative workshop for children and families ahead of her upcoming garden play commission

Poppy Pebble Painting

Art @ York Army Museum • 12 Nov

Paint a Poppy Pebble for Remembrance
The Big Draw

Printing Without a Press

Art @ National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum • 17 Nov

Have a go at printing with expert advice
Examples of simple print blocks

Pumpkins in Inktense/watercolour pencils – Online Art Workshop

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 22 Oct

Pumpkins in Inktense/watercolour pencils – Online Art Workshop Saturday 22nd October 2022 2pm Online (Zoom) In this Autumnal workshop we will be focusing on colour and texture to draw/paint...

Rainbow Faces

Art @ Lincoln Cathedral • 25 Oct

Create amazing Rainbow colour faces with artist Kirsty Dring and more...
Half-Term Activities
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Real and Imaginary

Art @ Ashton Park School • 21 Oct, 16 Dec

Observational and imaginative drawing sessions. Not open to the public.
The Big Draw

Search & Learn - Cave Creatures

Art @ Wells Museum • 28 Oct

Join SAW artist Jacky Oliver for a family workshop.

Sensing Our Way

Art @ The Mosaic Rooms • 17 Sep

If today was a colour, what colour would it be?

Sewing with the Flood

Art @ Muchelney Church • 9 Oct

Join SAW artist Jane Mowat to add your stitches to the installation, where a flood of plants flows up the nave of Muchelney Church.

Six Million White Roses

Art @ The Buttermarket • 5 Nov, 7 Nov, 12 Nov, 14 Nov, 19 Nov, 21 Nov to 25 Nov

Six Million White Roses - An exceptional art exhibition dedicated to the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust
Six Million White Roses

Sketching in colour workshop with Amber Halsall

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 21 Oct

Learn the sketching techniques necessary to capture the colours and textures of all parts of a deer head to produce a realistic image.
Deer in coloured pencil

Sketching in the Attics

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 3 Oct

Enjoy this self-led sketching session in the attics with exclusive access and a 30 minute tour.
The Big Draw

Skipton Town Hall - Summer Big Draw

Art @ Skipton Town Hall • 23 Aug

The 2022 Big Draw Festival theme is ‘Come Back To Colour’ and we will be taking a closer look at the Craven Musem collection through colour. Explore different styles of still life art and then...

Spreading Love

Art @ Sunnyvale Art Club • 21 Feb

Draw a hear sign to spread love with us - all artists welcome - it's free!
"Love 2" Angela Hsu

St Oswald's Big Draw!

Art @ St Oswald's C of E Primary School • 21 Oct

St Oswald's Big Draw 2022!
St Oswald's Primary School's Big Draw!

Stolen Stained Glass

Art @ All Saints North Street • 29 Oct

Free family-friendly activities inspired by historic events and our unique stained glass windows.
Stolen Stained Glass

StreetDraw24

Art @ Ashburton Arts Centre • 8 Oct

Exhibition of work of drawings of buildings and views around Ashburton
The Big Draw

Talk: Drawing and the Found Object

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 15 Nov

In this talk Alastair Levy will explore the role of drawing within a multidisciplinary practice that also incorporates video, photography, painting and sculpture.

Talk: Drawing for Understanding the Architecture of Anatomy

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 4 Oct

In this talk, anatomist Fay Penrose will discuss how she uses drawing for understanding the architecture of anatomy.

Talk: Ethnobotanical Drawing

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 20 Sep

In this talk, Lindsay Sekulowicz discuss the role of drawing as a research methodology and the role of the artist working within the archive and with ethnographic belongings.

Talk: The Self and The World

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 1 Nov

In Timothy Hyman's talk he will explain his principal reason for going out drawing is to renew the sense of space, of being-in-the-world.

Talk: Transforming images

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 11 Oct

In this talk Sarah Pickstone will discuss the role of drawing within her art practice.

Tea, Cake, and Watercolours class

Art @ Pegasus Art Shop • 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 09 Dec, 16 Dec

Over this 6 week class you will learn the arts of tea drinking, cake eating, and watercolour painting.
Digestives

The 2022 Big Draw Festival Delaware

Art @ Mispillion Art League • 8 Oct

Come Back to Color - all day festival of art, drawing, painting and mark making next to Mispillion Art League (street closed to traffic)
Model interacting with figure drawing participants

The Art of Herbology (Kids Workshop for age 7+)

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 25 Aug, 26 Aug, 29 Aug to 04 Sep

Get stuck in to some craft activities with our team as we create our own magic using the power of plants and the natural world.

The Author and the Stick People

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 3 Aug, 11 Aug to 27 Aug

Come and join his for the big Stick People Draw - he’ll provide the stories, you provide the stick people.

The BFG in Pictures

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 13 Oct, 31 Oct to 23 Dec

The much-loved 1982 classic, The BFG, will be brought to life at Knole this autumn.
Cover artwork for 'The BFG' (Jonathan Cape,1982)

The Big Apple Draw

Art @ Providence - Burwash Manor, Barton • 8 Oct

The Big Apple Draw
Brown Paper Sign

The Big Draw

Art @ Newark Castle and Gardens • 19 Oct

Free relaxed drawing event in the castle gardens
Families drawing at Newark Castle in 2020

The Big Draw

Art @ Vicar Country Water Park • 20 Oct

Free relaxed drawing event in the park
Child having fun drawing

The Big Draw

Art @ South Oxford Community Centre • 29 Oct

Come and draw with artists' workshops
The Big Draw

The Big Draw @ Chichester Cathedral

Art @ Chichester Cathedral • 28 Oct

Inspired by the beautiful Sussex environment, visitors will be invited to draw and colour in the Cathedral Nave using recycled materials.
The Big Draw

The Big Draw ‘Come Back to Colour’ Drop-In Session

Art @ Bethlem Gallery • 22 Oct

Join this all-day, drop-in drawing workshop at Bethlem Gallery.

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Exhibition

Art @ Mansfield Central Library • 14 Oct

The Big Draw 2022 theme invites us to rediscover ourselves through colour and community: the results of which burst onto display in this exhibition!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Exhibition

Art @ Beeston Library, Notts • 29 Nov

The Big Draw 2022 theme invites us to rediscover ourselves through colour and community: the results of which burst onto display in this exhibition!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Exhibition

Art @ Worksop Library • 18 Jan

The Big Draw 2022 theme invites us to rediscover ourselves through colour and community: the results of which burst onto display in this exhibition!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Exhibition

Art @ West Bridgford Library • 2 Mar

The Big Draw 2022 theme invites us to rediscover ourselves through colour and community: the results of which burst onto display in this exhibition!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Family Workshop

Art @ West Bridgford Library • 26 Oct

Join professional dance artist Takeshi Matsumoto for FREE family workshops during October half term!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Family Workshop

Art @ Beeston Library, Notts • 27 Oct

Join professional dance artist Takeshi Matsumoto for FREE family workshops during October half term!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Family Workshop

Art @ Worksop Library • 28 Oct

Join professional dance artist Takeshi Matsumoto for FREE family workshops during October half term!

The Big Draw 2022: Come Back to Colour Family Workshop

Art @ Mansfield Central Library • 29 Oct

Join professional dance artist Takeshi Matsumoto for FREE family workshops during October half term!

The Big Draw 2022: Come back to Colour with ‘Johnsey Draws'

Art @ Wath Library • 24 Oct

Artist Johnsey and Flux Rotherham invite you and all the family to make your mark in a collaborative and fun drawing session during October half term. Listen to your surroundings and respond on the...

The Big Draw 2022: Come back to Colour with ‘Johnsey Draws'

Art @ Grimm and Co. • 25 Oct

Artist Johnsey and Flux Rotherham invite you and all the family to make your mark in a collaborative and fun drawing session during October half term. Listen to your surroundings and respond on the...

The Big Draw Festival 2022: Family Saturday. Amy Sherald

Art @ Hauser & Wirth London • 29 Oct

In celebration of ‘Amy Sherald. The World We Make’ and The Big Draw Festival, Hauser & Wirth London invites families into the gallery for a family tour of the exhibition followed by drawing...
under a mile away

The Big Draw Festival 2022: Schools Event

Art @ Hauser & Wirth Somerset • 14 Oct

Join Hauser & Wirth Somerset for a schools event open to over 100 primary and secondary children to celebrate The Big Draw Festival 2022.

The Big Draw Festival Event 2022

Art @ New Directions College • 25 Oct

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

The Big Draw Weekend

Art @ Knole, National Trust • 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Bring some extra colour to Knole by coming along to our Big Draw Weekend.
Facepainting

The Big Draw, Come Back to Colour

Art @ Hoole C E Primary School • 17 Oct

A celebration of drawing for all of our school pupils. Open only to current pupils of the school.
The Big Draw

The Big Draw: Half term @ Humber Street Gallery

Art @ Humber Street Gallery • 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 26 Oct to 30 Oct

Family friendly opportunity to draw throughout Humber Street Gallery during October half term.

The Big Roar

Art @ windsor park middle schol • 4 Mar

Chinese New Year Tiger Drawings
The Big Draw

The Drawing Table

Art @ Kington Market Hall & Place de Marines • 28 Oct

Come and make your mark!
The Big Draw

The House of Many Ways

Art @ Chelsea Theatre • 17 Jul, 25 Sep

Visit and play in The House of Many Ways, The Mosaic Rooms’ new outdoor play commission, designed by our 2022 family artist, Sahra Hersi.
Sahra Hersi, The House of Many Ways, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

The House of Many Ways | Launch Party

Art @ Chelsea Theatre • 16 Jul

Join our 2022 family artist, Sahra Hersi as she launches her outdoor play commission, The House of Many Ways, for children and families at The Chelsea Theatre.
Sahra Hersi, The House of Many Ways, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

The Mosaic Rooms Young Collective: Anatomy of a World

Art @ The Mosaic Rooms • 13 Nov, 11 Dec

Visit and see a new installation by the The Mosaic Rooms Young Collective, created with young people from New Citizen’s Gateway, under the mentorship of artist Nia Fekri.
The Big Draw

Thursday Lates: The Big Draw

Art @ Humber Street Gallery • 13 Oct

Guided by local artists, create as many drawings as possible while learning new techniques.
The Big Draw

T-shirt designing sessions

Art @ Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books • 25 Aug, 28 Aug, 30 Aug, 31 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 17 Sep, 18 Sep, 24 Sep to 25 Sep

To celebrate our new Betty Larom exhibition, we're inviting you to design your own t-shirts featuring characters from your favourite children's books.

Urban Nature - Drawn In St Annes

Art @ St Annes House • 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct

Every Wednesday throughout October, at St Annes House in Bristol, there will be the opportunity to let yourself go!
ink on paper

watercolour and pen expressive drawing course

Art @ Zoom Online • 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov to 11 Nov

Working expressively with pen and watercolour, this is a fantastic course for developing confidence in using colour
watercolour teapot

Watercolour Landscapes - a free Otterpool Park event for families

Art @ The Jockey Club, Folkestone Racecourse • 24 Oct

Come and connect to the outdoors with your family. What do you notice? What colours, shapes, angles can you see? Join us at The Parade circle led by Strange Cargo to be guided through a ‘Plein...
Watercolour Landscapes - a free Otterpool Park event for families

We are going to the woods....

Art @ Strong Close Nursery School • 8 Nov, 10 Nov

A walk from Strong Close Nursery School to the nearest woods armed with sketchbooks and possibilities.
"A Bird"

Weetwood's Big Draw

Art @ Weetwood Primary School • 21 Oct

Weetwood Primary School will be hosting a Big Draw event in our school. Each class will take part in drawing activities throughout the day.
The Big Draw

What does the beach mean to you?

Art @ East Point Pavilion • 31 Oct

Come along and join in our local Big Draw event!
The Big Draw

Winter Animals Drawing Workshop – with The Big Draw Festival

Art @ Online - Milamarts • 26 Nov

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 1 Drawing Insects

Art @ ACE Arts • 8 Nov

An exploration of drawing techniques
approaches to drawing insects

Workshop 2 Mixed Media: FlightPath

Art @ ACE Arts • 9 Nov

An exploration of ideas for completing a FlightPath concertina
mixed media FlightPath

Workshop: Charcoal Animation + Self Portraiture

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 3 Nov

Heather Shaw will lead a workshop combining charcoal drawing and animation to create self portraits.
Eye to Pencil logo

Workshop: Collaborative Sculpture into Drawing

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 17 Nov

In Alex Heard’s workshop we will be taking on a playful approach to sculpting with cardboard as a group, and developing drawings in response to the sculpture.
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Workshop: Colour from Plants

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 27 Sep

This workshop led by Lindsay Sekulowicz will focus on colour and include drawing from plants and raw materials throughout the day.

Workshop: Concept Mapping

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 15 Oct

Elyssa Sykes-Smith will be running a concept-mapping workshop, using her sculpture ‘Reclaimed Chaos’ as a starting point for drawing and mapping.
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Workshop: Drawing Anatomical Architecture

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 5 Oct

This workshop led by Fay Penrose will discuss definitions of architecture within anatomy and explore analogous relationships across wider disciplines.

Workshop: Drawing and the Found Object

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 22 Nov

This workshop is led by multidisciplinary artist Alastair Levy, using found objects as source material.

Workshop: Drawing into Printmaking - Monoprinting

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 6 Oct

Temi Bandele is running a drawing into printmaking workshop this Autumn, where we will be using monotype and monoprint processes.
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Workshop: Drawing Sequential Imagery 2

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 10 Nov

In this sequential imagery workshop led by Molly Andrews, we will be drawing from film and television stills to create new and unexpected narratives.
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Workshop: Drawing with Ink

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 29 Sep

Harry Alexander will lead a workshop working loosely with black ink to explore mark making possibilities with a range of different implements.
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Workshop: Drawing with paper

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 22 Sep

Jess Panchi Pacheco will be leading a drawing workshop that is focused on the materiality of paper. Materials are included.
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Workshop: Floating layers: rubbings and texture

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 24 Nov

In Lucas D’Praser Corp’s workshop we will be taking rubbings from various surfaces in the studio and Exmouth market and combining them with observational drawing.
Eye to Pencil logo

Workshop: Ink wash drawing

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 13 Oct

Mila Rae Sarabhai will lead a workshop drawing with brush and ink, looking at a Japanese method of ink wash painting called Sumi-e.
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Workshop: Reading, Stealing and Hoping

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 12 Oct

This workshop led by Sarah Pickstone will be a lot of fun, referencing literature and other imagery to create individual and collaborative drawings.

Workshop: Renewing The Magic of Pictorial Space

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 8 Nov

Timothy Hyman is an artist and writer on art, and his workshop will explore spatial contexts and constructs.

Workshop: Sketchbooks

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 21 Oct

Sketchbooks can be receptacles for notes, and visual observations. This workshop is led by Molly Martin who shares ideas on forming drawing habits and how to capture everyday things around us.
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Workshop: Sketchbooks in the Gallery

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 11 Nov

In Molly Martin’s second workshop, we will be working in sketchbooks between the National Gallery and the studio, drawing from paintings.
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Workshop: Slow Drawing

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 25 Nov

A chance to draw in the studio in a slower way, with the possibility of developing a particular work, with more depth, over the whole day mentored by Luci Eyers.
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Workshop: Storyboarding

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 20 Oct

Miquel Agell will be leading a storyboarding workshop, using drawing, writing and mapping to plan and organise a story.
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Workshop: Telling Stories: the power of sequential art

Art @ Eye to Pencil Studio • 28 Nov

Sarah Lippett will lead a visual storytelling workshop to develop personal memories into a drawing based narrative, and short zine.

Workshops for the Families | A House for the Future

Art @ The Mosaic Rooms • 26 Oct

Join our 2022 Family Artist Sahra Hersi as she leads a workshop for children and families at The Mosaic Rooms.Sahra invites you to come and build your very own house for the future.

Writing and Drawing Together

Art @ ELIZABETH HAMMOND ONLINE • 10 Apr

A wonderful FREE opportunity to explore the links between writing and drawing and to become part of the Big Open Book.
Elizabeth Hammond and Maija Liepins

Yoga and Journaling Retreat

Art @ Three Storeys, Nailsworth • 24 Sep to 25 Sep

This course is for those looking to keep a visual journal and explore soothing movement through creative expression and comfort.
Jesse Laila Yoga