The Campaign for Drawing's annual festival The Big Draw takes place each year in over 20 countries around the world, with more than 1100 events taking place during the month of October.
The campaigns aim is to get everyone drawing as well as raise the profile of drawing . Drawing is a life skill and an essential tool for thinking, inventing and communicating. It of course supports and promotes learning in all areas.
The theme for this year’s Big Draw is STEAM and the aim is to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. STEAM fuses creative innovation, enterprise, digital technologies and the arts.
We started a Big Draw activity and are bring Art and Science together. We took images of cells and projected them onto paper and students drew the enlarged cells using oil pastels. The results are starting to look fantastic and will hopefully feed into some further work.
It was great for students to work on a large scale and the resulting drawings are starting to look great.
Ms N Dalby - Head of Art