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. 

The day begins at 10.00am with free time to visit the museum and gardens. After which the workshop will begin with a demonstration from Lynne before artists start their own artwork. This workshop is for open air painting in our memorial rose garden. Indoor space is also available. The workshop will finish at 4.00pm.

We will offer a small selection of art materials available, however artists may wish to use their own preferred materials. 

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

Each workshop will require a separate ticket purchase. 

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

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