The Big Draw
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2012 in Lines
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The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!
The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It has grown into a month-long festival throughout October all over the UK – and it’s not all over yet.
They have a year round programme in the UK for adults and special events are taking place on the 8th and 21st of November in the world-renowned settings of the National Museums of Wales and Scotland.
The challenge is simple: Describe 2012 in Lines.
The Campaign's annual October Big Draw festival involves over a thousand organisations across the UK and twenty other countries. Partners include national and regional museums and galleries, schools, community centres, libraries, art clubs and village halls.
The charity wants to change the way drawing is perceived in education and in the public eye; declaring that drawing is a basic human skill, useful in all walks of life.
As October comes just once a year, they have introduced a year-round drawing programme for adults in some of the UK's most prestigious cultural venues.
The Campaign's shop offers new work generously donated by Patrons and friends with Lord Foster, Norman Ackroyd, Chris Orr and Christopher Brown to name a few.
There are a wide range of items avalible to purchase, from art prints to jewellery.
'The campaign's work will finish when the words "I can't draw" are dropped from our vocabulary'.
Sue Grayson Ford, Director
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How did you first become involved with The Big Draw?We were approached by them a while back, to sell our work through their online shop. Lesley has always had a strong interest in drawing, and occasionally runs contemporary drawing courses at museums and galleries.
How does the process of drawing play a role in your own prints?The linocut process is essentially drawing. We transfer the design through carbon paper on to the lino, then cut the drawing into the surface with tools. It's very low-tech and tactile, and engages the hand and eye simultaneously.
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