The Campaign for Drawing

The Big Draw 2011

The Big Draw is a month-long celebration of drawing involving hundreds of inclusive participatory events. It is held every October in schools, museums, galleries, heritage and community sites, libraries, hospitals and other places throughout the UK.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114811)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£8,422

Donations

74

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage

    Helping

Location

Situation

Few people understand the importance of drawing in everyday life, or feel confident in their ability to draw or to support others to draw. This limits expression, innovation, and learning. The Campaign for Drawing exists to raise the profile of drawing and to promote its use as a tool for learning, thought, creativity, innovation, communication and social and cultural engagement for all: in brief, to get everyone drawing.

Solution

The Big Draw is the Campaign's Flagship event. In 2011 it will provide an opportunity for over 300,000 people of all ages and abilities, many taking part for the first time, to explore ideas and express their creativity. Drawing is a universal language which crosses all boundaries. It unites generations, cultures and people of all abilities.

  • If you can draw, even a little bit, you can express all kinds of ideas ... delights, frustrations, whatever torments you or pleases you.

    — David Hockney

  • We need to be able to draw as a way of discovering the reality of the world about us, as well as the life in ourselves.

    — Quentin Blake

  • When you get drawing, you're young again.

    — Stan Foot, 80-year-old Big Draw participant

  • If you can draw, even a little bit, you can express all kinds of ideas ... delights, frustrations, whatever torments you or pleases you.

    — David Hockney

  • When you get drawing, you're young again.

    — Stan Foot, 80-year-old Big Draw participant

  • We need to be able to draw as a way of discovering the reality of the world about us, as well as the life in ourselves.

    — Quentin Blake