The Big Draw

October is the month of the Big Draw and this year the theme is “It’s Our World”. So, what is the Big Draw?

Well, it’s an annual event organised by The Campaign for Drawing whose aim is to raise the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The Campaign sees drawing as a basic human skill useful in all walks of life and is working towards getting the phrase ‘I can’t draw’ outlawed.

Organise Your Own Event

For £25 you can organise your own Big Draw event. This would be a great way to introduce parents to the joys of drawing and gives them a chance to create something together with their children.

It would also be an opportunity to educate parents on how the process of making art can be important to their child’s development and you could show them how to encourage creativity in their child.

Free Download to Share

If you need a little help with this, our leaflet – ‘It’s No Picasso’ – explains:

1. What happens when children make art.
2. The importance of process over product.
3. What children learn through making art.
4. What to expect at each age.
5. How a parent should respond to their child’s art.

It is free to download and share.  Or you can request 10 free leaflets with your order.

If you want to organise your own event visit thebigdraw.org for details and support materials.

I’ll be doing drawing at toddler group next week. I’ll let you know how the children get on.

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