Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Big Draw





I recently took part in a wonderful event organised by The Big Draw- "THE BIG DRAW'S BIG SPLASH" The event was a fantastic celebration of illustration and all things creative and colourful. To get the arty party started Quentin Blake arrived on a tugboat, and then drew us all a picture!





During the course of the day a number of activities- such as pirate themed life drawing and tin foil boat making- took place, all aimed at encouraging old hands and new hands to pick up the pencil (or pen, or paintbrush- whatever your persuasion).









As well as managing to see some really inspiring talks from illustrators such as John Berger and Karrie Fransman, I spent a charming and somewhat unexpected afternoon on an artificial island in the docklands of the London Canal Musuem encouraging children to draw ducks and sea monsters!

Here is a group picture of myself and some of the other dedicated volunteers in our snazzy matching tee shirts:



Nice work team x

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