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Everyone can draw!

That’s EVERYONE! If you have any doubts, come to Hastings Arts Forum on Saturday or Sunday, October 20 or 21, from 10am to 4pm and give it a try, writes HOT reporter John Cole.

QB-BDThe Big Draw, initiated in 2000 by Quentin Blake, has become the biggest festival of drawing in the world. The festival is for families of any shape or size: children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – really anyone who wants to be involved in a fabulously fun day of drawing, painting and generally making a mess. Everyone is invited, whether you’re an Arts Forum member or not. And it’s FREE!

This year’s Big Draw theme is PLAY. It really is open to a wide range of interpretations, whether you decide to get animated, theatrical, illusionary or just plain messy! There will also be a table set up to teach observational drawing, because whatever you’re creating in animation, it all begins with the drawing!

Come and experiment with a variety of exciting projects at the Arts Forum, using drawing to help create a gigantic mural, a greeting card or a humble potato print… really, anything you want to draw! There are no rules and no artistic requirements. In fact, the only requirement is to PLAY and HAVE FUN!

Professional artists, with Big Draw experience, will be on hand to encourage, help and inspire throughout the day and to assist in creating your own original artwork, which will be on display in the HAF galleries for a week.

All art materials will be provided on the day. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and desire to have fun.

And have I said this already? It’s FREE!

The Big Draw at Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina,
St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BJ (opposite Azure)
T: 01424 201636.

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 10am–4pm



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Posted 23:28 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Visual Arts

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