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.

Image["1 Big Draw 2008"]

1 Big Draw 2008

Image["2 Artists at the drawing station"]

2 Artists at the drawing station

Image["3 Drawings gallery"]

3 Drawings gallery

Image["4 Drawings gallery"]

4 Drawings gallery

Image["5 Artist sketchbooks on display for inspiration"]

5 Artist sketchbooks on display for inspiration

Image["6 Drawing in the Armoury"]

6 Drawing in the Armoury

Image["7 Drawing in Gallery 33"]

7 Drawing in Gallery 33

Image["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.

Image["9 The start of the mural"]

9 The start of the mural

Image["10 At work in the studio"]

10 At work in the studio

Image["11 At work in the studio"]

11 At work in the studio

Image["12 At work in the studio"]

12 At work in the studio

Image["13 At work in the studio"]

13 At work in the studio

Image["14 At work in the studio"]

14 At work in the studio

Image["15 Artists at work"]

15 Artists at work

Image["16 Artists at work"]

16 Artists at work

Image["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.

Image["18 Cutting out"]

18 Cutting out

Image["19 Cutting out"]

19 Cutting out

Image["20 Ready to stick"]

20 Ready to stick

Image["21 Ready to Stick"]

21 Ready to Stick

Image["22 Adding artwork to the mural"]

22 Adding artwork to the mural

Image["23 Adding captions to the mural"]

23 Adding captions to the mural

Image["24 Detail form the finished mural"]

24 Detail form the finished mural

Image["25 Detail form the finished mural"]

25 Detail form the finished mural

Image["26 Detail form the finished mural"]

26 Detail form the finished mural

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