The Big Draw if you don’t already know about it is the world’s largest drawing festival and charity events are being carried out throughout the UK as we speak, designed to promote visual learning through the universal language of drawing.
For the second year running the HARTS society held a Big Draw Event in Hartfield, East Sussex. This year I put my name down to volunteer and was asked to document the event in images. It was a great opportunity to be involved and to be able to contribute doing something that I love.
The Big Draw event was held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hartfield but promoted and organised by Hartfield’s Cultural and Arts society, (HARTS), the event was also supported by St Mary’s school next door which happens to be where my little boy Hugo goes to.
The turn out was brilliant, and everyone was intently drawing, sculpting or creating light shows.
We were greeted by Bernie who provided everyone with a map of what was in store.
There were a variety of art stations, which included:
Drawing to music: This involved having access to headphones and an mp3 player to transport you to another zone whilst drawing.
Clay Sculpting: getting your hands dirty and creating something unique.
Simply Drawing: – pen and paper, what more is needed?
Light shows: This was one of the most popular sections. Paper discs, transparent paper of different colours, and hole punches with strange shapes encouraged the participants to make their own light show. Inside a home made tent, the disc was put over the light, and spun round.
And another, that seemed to have everyone engrossed and looked very mechanical, using discs and rulers to create weird an wonderful patterns.
It was great to see people of all ages getting involved, and many people stayed for the duration.
On the whole everyone was so engrossed that they were completely unaware of me taking photos.
Overall it was a great success and kept everyone busy for most of the day.