THE BIG DRAW
Two art festivals supported by The Arts Council are currently underway. The Campaign for Drawing is running The 2013 Big Draw from 1 October to 3 November alongside The Family Arts Festival, which is taking place between 18 October and 3 November.
The aim of The Big Draw is “to get everyone drawing!”; drawing helps people think, feel, communicate and understand the world. It can be both inspiring and relaxing.
Several events have already taken place, including Ballantyne & Cole’s “Draw your own Cornish Cream Tea” at their studios in Truro (pictured above). The results were beautiful (see left) – and everyone enjoyed eating the props afterwards.
Blewetts Wharf, Malpas Road, 10 Newbridge View, Truro, TR1 1QH | 07447906145
There are still plenty of Big Draw / Family Arts Festival events yet to place across Cornwall. Here are a few child-friendly events for half-term:
Join students from Falmouth University for an Aquatic Art Supersized Event at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Using drawing, animation, printmaking and sculpture, help create a sketch book inspired by the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. 12 noon – 3.30pm, Sat 26 & Sun 27 October.
Water Water Everywhere Make your own porthole pictures, fantastic fish masks and under-the-sea stained glass windows. 12 noon – 3.30pm, Mon 28 Oct – Sun 3 Nov
Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3NW | 01326 313388
Children are invited to a Futuristic Cityscape Workshop at Truro Arts company. Using printmaking techniques they will help create a massive seven metre long cityscape of what Truro might look like in the future, with crazy buildings, space ships, flying machines, rocket cars and alien pedestrians. The boards will then be on display outside Truro Arts Company for all to see.
9.30-10.30am, Sat 26 Oct, Wed 30 Oct, Fri 1 Nov, Sat 2 Nov
26 River St, Truro, TR1 2SJ | 01872 240 567
Draw Tomorrow, The Shape of Things to Come….. at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. A free, family event, decorating the museum with your futuristic designs.
10am – 4.30pm, Sat 26 Oct – Fri 1 Nov (closed on Sunday)
River Street, Truro, TR1 2SJ | 01872 272205
Visit Art Base at Tate St Ives to explore, play, create sea monsters and investigate art and ideas from their current exhibition: Aquatopia: the imaginary of the Ocean Deep.
11am – 4pm, 26 Oct – 2 Nov (closed Monday 28th)
Porthmeor, St Ives, TR26 1TG | 01736 796226
Ashley Hanson is inviting children and adults to help him with his New York Trilogy Exhibition at The Castle in Bude. Come and create your own skyscraper (the bigger the better!) and stick it on the drawing, a huge panoramic city drawing in the Blanchminster Room.
All materials will be provided and you can draw as many buildings as you like.
10am – 4pm, Wed 30 Oct – Sat 2 Nov
The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG | 01288 357300
Photos courtesy of Ballantyne and Cole, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Truro Arts Company and Tate St Ives. Thank you.