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The Big Draw 2008

Drawing Together

On Saturday 11th October more than 100 visitors took part in Drawing Together, a collaborative drop in event run with students from Anglia Ruskin School of Illustration.

Education staff and Illustration students were on hand throughout the day to offer advice and support to budding artists young and old alike.

This online gallery features photos from the day and of the finished mural.


Sketching in the galleries (1-8)

Visitors to the museum were encouraged to find inspiration from the weird and wonderful collection of wild beasts and animals lurking in the ceramics galleries and hidden in paintings. They were also invited to add their drawing to our drawing gallery in the main courtyard and to browse through a selection of artist’s sketchbooks for ideas and inspiration.

1 Big Draw 2008

1 Big Draw 2008

2 Artists at the drawing station

2 Artists at the drawing station

3 Drawings gallery

3 Drawings gallery

4 Drawings gallery

4 Drawings gallery

5 Artist sketchbooks on display for inspiration

5 Artist sketchbooks on display for inspiration

6 Drawing in the Armoury

6 Drawing in the Armoury

7 Drawing in Gallery 33

7 Drawing in Gallery 33

8 Finding creatures

8 Finding creatures

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Bringing creatures to life (9-17)

Big draw participants were then invited to work downstairs in the art studios where they worked with brushes and ink to bring their magical beasties to life.

9 The start of the mural

9 The start of the mural

10 At work in the studio

10 At work in the studio

11 At work in the studio

11 At work in the studio

12 At work in the studio

12 At work in the studio

13 At work in the studio

13 At work in the studio

14 At work in the studio

14 At work in the studio

15 Artists at work

15 Artists at work

16 Artists at work

16 Artists at work

17 Artists at work

17 Artists at work

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Joining the giant mural (18-26)

The giant doodles were then cut and pasted onto the giant creature themed mural in the seminar room.

18 Cutting out

18 Cutting out

19 Cutting out

19 Cutting out

20 Ready to stick

20 Ready to stick

21 Ready to Stick

21 Ready to Stick

22 Adding  artwork to the mural

22 Adding artwork to the mural

23 Adding captions to the mural

23 Adding captions to the mural

24 Detail form the finished mural

24 Detail form the finished mural

25 Detail form the finished mural

25 Detail form the finished mural

26 Detail form the finished mural

26 Detail form the finished mural

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