The Campaign for Drawing, The Big Draw 2012

Established in 2006, the Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement for people of all ages in all sections of society in the United Kingdom and overseas. The Campaign for Drawing seeks to engage people in creative activities as a medium for learning, to facilitate intellectual and emotional development, to encourage greater cultural appreciation and to heighten awareness, particularly through drawing, in a range of settings such as universities, schools, museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, community centres and other public buildings, parks, open spaces and the countryside.

The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. Held throughout October all over the UK, this month long event has seen the number of participants increase since its conception in 2006. There are hundreds of events, suitable for all ages, taking place throughout October in Scotland. Here are some of them:

Venue: Aberdeen Uinversity Library
Address: Aberdeen University Library, Bedford Road, Aberdeen Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB243AA
Tel: 01224-272000     Website
Event title: “The Big Draw”
Description: ‘Take your drawing for a walk up the garden path.’ Taking inpsiration from the world of medieval botanicals as shown in the University Library’s ‘Pahrmacopeia’ exhibtion, Arts Development and Special Collections staff will be on hand to ensure you day is fun and full of creativity.
Audience: All ages
This event is open to the public
Dates: October 6
Drop in any time from 10am – 4 pm
Cost: No admission charge
Event: Free
Venue: Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery
Address: High Street Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1ER
Tel: 01368 863734     Website
Event title: “Funny Looks During the October Week”
Description: Drop in to any of our museums during the October week to take part in our Funny Looks challenge! Can you draw something from a museum by looking at it through your legs, under a magnifying glass or by just touching it? The best drawings will be added to our ‘Funny Looks’ galleries in each museum.
Audience: Family
This event is open to the public
Dates: October 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
, 12.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: No admission charge
Event: Suggested donation £1 per person
Venue: Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy
Address: The Royal Scottish Academy, The MoundEdinburgh, Edinburgh City EH2 2EL
Tel: 0131 225 3922
Event title: “The Wee Draw”
Description: Drop in and do a miniature drawing
Audience: All ages
This event is open to the public
Dates: October 6
, 2-4pm
Cost: No admission charge
Event: Free
Venue: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Address: Argyle Street Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 8AG
Tel: 01412769568     Website
Event title: “The Big Draw with the RSPB”
Description: The Big Draw is a campaign for the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. Develop your skills within the wildlife galleries of the museum and discover the world of drawing with the help of artists and experts.
Audience: Family
This event is open to the public
Dates: October 20, 21
, 11am – 4pm
Cost: No admission charge
Event: None
Venue: National Museum of Scotland
Address: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers StreetEdinburgh, Edinburgh City EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789     Website
Event title: “The Great Procession!”
Description: Come and add a character to a regal Russian procession scene inspired by our Catherine the Great exhibition. Led by artist Jon Hodgson. Free – just drop in. All materials provided.
Audience: Family
This event is open to the public
Dates: October 7
, 12:30 – 16:00
Cost: No admission charge
Event: tbc
Venue: Open Museum
Address: Glasgow Museum Resource Centre, South Nitshill Ind. Estate, 200 Woodhead Road Glasgow,Glasgow City G53 7NN
Tel: 0141 276 9448     Website
Event title: “31 Days of Inspiration”
Description: Join in our communal online sketchbook!Every day during October a different museum object will be appearing on our facebook page.Create a drawing inspired by these and post it on the page for others to enjoy. Admire, like and comment on others’ fantastic sketches…It’s going to be a month brimming with inspiration!
Audience: All ages
This event is open to the public
Dates: October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
, 24 hours
Cost: No admission charge
Event: Free

For a more exhaustive list of events taking place in Scotland, check out the Campaign for Drawing website.

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