The Big Draw in Folkestone's Creative Quarter
The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It has grown into a month-long festival throughout October all over the UK. Every year more people across the world join Big Draw events and engage in creative activities. The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The Campaign has created a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action. Its long-term ambition is to change the way drawing is perceived by educationalists and the public. This has won support from leading practitioners in the creative industries and in art, architecture and design colleges, signalling an overdue realisation that drawing is fundamental to the training of students in these disciplines. The Campaign takes a wider view. It sees drawing as a basic human skill useful in all walks of life.
The Campaign's work will finish when the words 'I can't draw' are dropped from our vocabulary.
Organized for the third year by Pavement Pounders CIC
with help in kind from the Creative Foundation. This year we were joined by artists Charles Newington of White Horse fame and Victoria Fontaine Wolf