The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide celebration of drawing! At The Big Draw, they promote the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention. They are the founder and driving force behind The Big Draw Festival, which is a major component in encouraging people to get back to the drawing board!

In 2022, The Big Draw Festival #ComeBackToColour is a love letter to each other and the world around us. The theme encapsulates what we all hope will be a rediscovery of the vitality, health, care and vibrancy in everyone's lives after what has been a challenging last few years. This is a great year to bring your community together to capture, celebrate and find joy in the colours that surround us in nature, in our family culture and heritage. 

We are delighted to be offering art workshops for all ability of artist from leisure painters to professionals.

Set in our beautiful Memorial Garden and thought provoking Museum Exhibitions, you will have the chance to gain inspiration before the workshop begins.  Local artist Lynne Whitfield and local gallerist Susi Wright will be on hand to offer their guidance and expertise during the day. 

On Sunday 24th July we welcome Survivor speaker Ruth Schwiening who will be joining us at the museum to offer her moving testimony and discuss the emotional inspiration of her own art. Ruth tells the story of her own experiences and that of her family during the Holocaust through a mix of mediums including oil on canvas and the fragile mediums of glass and eggshell.

Day begins at 10.00am with free time to visit the museum and gardens. Ruth will offer her testimony from 1pm -2.30pm and the workshop will resume until 4pm. 

Artists are welcome to bring their own lunch, alternatively, refreshments are available to purchase on the day from our homely coffeeshop. 

This is a ticketed event – please book in advance to ensure your place on the day. 

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