Big Draw for young and old
The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford has teamed up with The Big Draw, an initiative to encourage everyone to get drawing, and there are several ways you can join in.
Firstly, a free family event for all ages – whether you love to draw or don't think you can draw at all – will be held on Saturday, October 5 (11am-4pm).
Drawing activities have been organised and artists will also be setting up their design studios in the main gallery of the venue for the day. These include graphic designer James Mayle, textile designer Emma Ronald and fashion and accessories designer Jo Cope. Visitors can ask the artists questions and watch them work. They will also be providing demonstrations and workshops.
The theme for the day is to imagine what the world will look like in the future – maybe 10 or 100 years from now. Materials to will be provided.
Continuing the drawing theme, the venue will also be holding a series of Life Drawing workshops for beginners to skilled artists.
Artist Phil Bowman will return to lead a third series of his popular classes. These workshops are designed to develop the skills of observation and drawing.
With a different life model each session, participants will learn to explore the dynamics of the human form rather than simply trying to replicate a static pose.
A range of materials and a limited number of easels will be available, but take along your own supplies if you'd like to use something specific.
The first Life Drawing sessions will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 (10am-3pm). Cost: £18 per person per session or £85 for all five sessions that will take place up until January 2014. For further information or to book call 01529 308710 or visit www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk