It's all go for The Big Draw 2014

It's all go for The Big Draw 2014

By: Sarah Ferrie
Added: 16 October 2014

Museums across Cornwall are gearing up for 2014’s The Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival.

The annual event, which takes place across the country, continues until 2nd November. This year’s theme is “It’s our world” and there’s plenty to discover and do in Cornwall.

Head to Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and have a go at Distance Drawing. In an event taking place on 29th October you can experiment with distance drawing.  Whether you love to draw, or think you can’t, pop in to their pop-up Big Draw studio to play with weird and wonderful ways of drawing over distance. The event runs from 11am to 3pm.

Get inspired by nature reclaiming the Cornish clay tips and add your creative touch to the art installations at Wheal Martyn, St Austell. This event takes place on Friday 31st October and no artistic talent is necessary to get involved so head over and have a go.

Recent winners of the 2014 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall  have set up a weekend for you to get hooked on art. Head there on 25th and 26th October (12pm to 3.30pm) for their Amazing Art Supersized Weekend - amazing activities inspired by artist Kurt Jackson and his new exhibition, Line Caught and Local. Participants will get to work with art and design students from Falmouth University to build up a sketch book of different techniques throughout the weekend, including drawing, animation, printmaking and sculpture.  And the inspirational art activities continue throughout half-term with Falmouth University students hosting different workshops every day.

The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro is hosting The Big Draw events every day throughout October. If you are aged between 4 and 19 years of age, drop in to the Museum to take part in this year’s Big Draw campaign – draw your favourite place and help create the UK’s largest online collection of artwork, mapping the British Isles, as seen through the eyes of the nation’s future custodians. The uploaded artwork will be showcased in June 2015 on digital ad screens across the UK.  You don’t need to be a brilliant artist – these events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can't! 

These Big Draw events are FREE with normal museum admission.

There are plenty of free events on offer – head to Liskeard’s Stuart House on 11th October to draw a bit of your world and on 1st November explore colour at Falmouth Art Gallery.

With events in Perranzabuloe, Truro, Mount Edgcumbe and more there’s plenty to choose from.

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