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 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : ""Drawing teaches habits of close observation that will always be useful" Susanna Clarke ✏️
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"Drawing teaches habits of close observation that will always be useful" Susanna Clarke ✏️ . . . Whether you represent a gallery, museum, care home, community centre, cafe, library or school then why not be part of the World's Biggest Drawing Festival in 2019! 🎉 . . . Events take place world wide and each year, we celebrate the best of these with The Big Draw Festival Awards 🏆 It's a chance to show the world what you did and win up to £750, plus bragging rights for the year 🙌 . . . Can't wait to get started? Head over to www.thebigdraw.org/organise-an-event for more details 🔎 . . . Have a super weekend ✏️❤️🖌️

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : ""Get into your own creativity. Sketch and paint with different mediums and follow your heart" Peter Max ❤️
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"Get into your own creativity. Sketch and paint with different mediums and follow your heart" Peter Max ❤️ . . . Let's say a big 'hello' to @leicsketchclub who are taking part in this year's Big Draw Festival 🎉 One of Leicester's oldest art clubs, they have a fantastic programme every month to encourage artistic development and we are super excited about their Big Draw workshops which will be perfect for artists of all ages 🎈 . . . If you're looking to attend any Big Draw events that are taking place across the globe all year round, then sign up to our Big Draw Newsletter to keep an eye on listings near you; www.thebigdraw.org/mailing-list 🔎 . . . Want to run an event? Head on over to www.thebigdraw.org/organise-an-event for more details 🙌

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Is it grey and cold where you are? Singing rain, rain, go away? 🦆 Why not get your sketch book out and start drawing to get your creative cogs churning ✏️ . . . Here's our fab ambassador @frances_quinn getting down to some sketching and collage making ❤️ Baker, designer and artist, she is best known for winning The Great British Bake Off in 2013 and also makes incredibly tasty Tiffin which she treated us to recently! . . . If you're looking to run a creative event and fuse together science, technology, food, art or education then why not get involved with this year's Big Draw Festival? Our theme 'Drawn to Life' celebrates the incredible health benefits and healing powers of a more creative life and anyone can join in 🎉 . . . Visit www.thebigdraw.org to find out more about this year's theme and how you can sign up 🙌

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This year we are seeking work from UK based #artists #designers #" - 2001686807784471580
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Just under 2 months to submit for 2019 》 This year we are seeking work from UK based that responds to the theme: Agent of Change . . . . . # RuskinToday

 Instagram Image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "It's Sunday Funday 🎈 One of our lovely Sponsor-Partners of this year's Big Draw Festival is the fantastic @themercurymal" at The Mercury Mall - 2001547050999931172

It's Sunday Funday 🎈 One of our lovely Sponsor-Partners of this year's Big Draw Festival is the fantastic @themercurymall ❤️ . . . Not just a shopping mall, it's a real hub of creative activity from film festivals, art shows to craft workshops for the elderly. They recently ran an art competition with the theme, 'Image of my Mother' which culminated in 736 entries, 2 winners and 4 hours of judging 🎉 . . . A showcase of the amazing work produced and selected will be on show at @themercurymall on level 3 till 31st March, so do feel free to pop down and see a wealth of talent 🔎 . . . Big Draw events can take place anywhere and everywhere, from shopping centres to boxing halls. If you're looking to bring the community together, visit www.thebigdraw.org for more info on this year's festival and also keep an eye out in the next coming weeks on our interview with @themercurymall and all the creative events they have planned for the year ✏️❤️🖌️🌈🙌

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Happy Thursday everyone 🎉 . . . Are you a teacher whose looking to bring The Big Draw Festival into your school this year? Well it's less than 6 weeks left of our exclusive 20% off early bird offer for non fee paying schools 👍🐦 Catch it while you can! . . . This year's theme is 'Drawn to Life' which celebrates & explores the benefits of being actively creative to make a positive change and improve wellbeing. We have a super mini mag online which gives you more information on our theme and some great ideas on how to get involved 🌈✏️🔎 . . . Ready to sign up? Visit www.thebigdraw.org/login and get those marks moving 🙌 . . . Wonderful photo taken at a Big Draw event @peabodyessex 🙌❤️🎉 Check them out!

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "Have you heard the word from The Big Draw Bird 🐦 that the amazing @garyscribbler is our newest ambassador?! 🙌
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Have you heard the word from The Big Draw Bird 🐦 that the amazing @garyscribbler is our newest ambassador?! 🙌 . . . Over the years, Gary has worked as an animator, creating various characters for films and shows such as Fireman Sam and Beatrix Potter. Big up Jemima Puddle-Duck 🦆 . . . If you follow Gary, you may be aware of his 'Doodleaday' diary which he uses as an outlet for his emotions after the death of his wife, Joy and how it's had such a positive effect for people all over the world. You can read all about his life and work on our blog here 👉www.thebigdraw.org/big-draw-blog ❤️ . . . Gary and @liz_atkin are our newest ambassadors and we are so grateful to have them on board with The Big Draw and it's 2019 theme, 'Drawn to Life' 🎉

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "'Don't think about making art, just get it done...' Andy Warhol 👍
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'Don't think about making art, just get it done...' Andy Warhol 👍 . . . Calling all those who want to be part of The World's Biggest Drawing Festival in 2019! Whether you're an individual artist, a museum, a park, a coffeeshop, a community centre or passionate about drawing, anyone can register to be part of our international festival ✏️ . . . We have a presence in over 26 countries and whilst the main bulk of our festival takes place in October, you can run events anytime of the year. From naked neon life drawing to stop motion animation, there's something for everyone! 🎉 . . . Work in education? If you're a non-fee paying school we have a special early bird offer on until 30.04.2019 so head over to www.thebigdraw.org and get involved ❤️ . . . Photo from The Big Draw event run @hauserwirth Somerset and the theme of PLAY 🌈 @debbiehillyerd 🎈

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "Happy Sunday ✏️ A great day to get cracking on with your entry to this year's John Ruskin Prize 👍
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Happy Sunday ✏️ A great day to get cracking on with your entry to this year's John Ruskin Prize 👍 . . . This wonderful work was created by Fi Smart and won the Student & Graduate Award in our 2017 prize 🏆 . . . 'It Hardly Seems Possible Such Sorrow Has Come' is hand built terracotta with lustre and ceramic transfers. They depict three stages of war and the tactile nature of ceramics makes it an ideal form for storytelling 📖 . . . If you're a creative and fancy entering this year's prize under the theme, 'Agent of Change' then head to www.ruskinprize.co.uk for more details ❤️🙌

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Happy World Book Day 📖🎉 and also a throwback to this lovely illustration created by our patron, Sir Quentin Blake who is one of Britain's best loved illustrators and children's authors ❤️ . . . To celebrate World Book Day, we have a FLASH SALE for TODAY only, with a massive 50% off books and sketchbooks in our store 👍 . . . Use code:BDWBD2019 at the checkout 🙌 Available till midnight tonight!! . . . www.thebigdrawshop.co.uk ✏️

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "Happy hump of the week folks! Our theme for this year's festival, 'Drawn to Life' has gone down a treat 🎉
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Happy hump of the week folks! Our theme for this year's festival, 'Drawn to Life' has gone down a treat 🎉 . . . This year, the theme will invite event organisers to celebrate and explore the benefits of being actively creative to make a positive change and improve wellbeing ☀️ . . . For many, drawing and creativity plays a key role in recovery in illness, health challenges, anxiety and in times of change. For others it can help them reconnect with a community, combat loneliness and the sense of isolation 🌈 . . . If you're an individual or an organisation who wants to be involved, whether it be a small creative coffee morning or a large scale event held in a park, then visit www.thebigdraw.org on how to get involved ✏️🖌️🙌

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The John Ruskin Prize is open to all artists, makers and designers over 18 and currently resident in the UK. . . . The theme this year which we are asking artists to respond to is 'Agent of Change' with a shortlist of 25 having their selected works exhibited at The Holden Gallery, Manchester from 12th July - 24th August 2019🎉 . . . This fab piece was selected as part of the 3rd John Ruskin Prize by artist Tony Kenyon. This piece forms part of a series entitled Miseries of Life and records a view of British society today. . . . To enter this year's John Ruskin Prize, head over to www.ruskinprize.co.uk for further competition details 🤞

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "Happy Monday 🎉A brand new creative week and a chance to be part of the world's biggest drawing festival in 2019 ✏️
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Happy Monday 🎉A brand new creative week and a chance to be part of the world's biggest drawing festival in 2019 ✏️ . . . Anyone and everyone can take part and like last year, we have a super special early bird offer for non-fee paying schools available until 30.04.19 - with a mahoosive 20% off the registration fee 👍 . . . If you want your school to take part and explore this year's theme of 'Drawn to Life' then head over to www.thebigdraw.org for more details and inspiration from past events ❤️ . . . Wonderful photo from last year's theme of PLAY at The University of Lincoln -College of Arts, who ran workshops in computer animation, drawing with Lego, Kinetic bicycle drawing and more 😍

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : ""Art is a life enhancing way to connect to our imagination, express and explore what we experience and how we see and pe" - 1989903433365626710
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"Art is a life enhancing way to connect to our imagination, express and explore what we experience and how we see and perceive the world around us..." . . . Everyone welcome our newest ambassador, the lovely @liz_atkin who is an incredible artist and advocate for mental health ❤️ . . . Check out our interview with her on our blog about the therapeutic effect that drawing has had on her own battle with anxiety and compulsive skin picking. . . . www.thebigdraw.org/big-draw-blog ✏️🎉👍

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Roll up, Roll up...it's officially the new theme for this year's Big Draw Festival 🎉 . . Our theme for 2019 is 'Drawn to Life' which focuses on the vital role of health and wellbeing in creativity. It's a chance to create some fun and accessible events, bring the community together and work on intergenerational projects. Inspire others to 'have a go' and create to soothe your mind and soul! . . . Registration is open now 👍 We also have a fab early bird school offer of 20% off registration until April 30th for non fee paying schools!! Sign up now not to miss this!! . . . For more info on the theme and to check out the Drawn to Life mini mag for inspiration, head over to www.thebigdraw.org ✏️

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The 2nd John Ruskin Prize: Recording Britain Now, took place in Sheffield's Millennium Gallery. This winning piece was created by former scientist and artist Maggie Hargreaves 😍 . . . The piece 'Slowly Creeping' is a study of the last remains of a Victorian cyanide works, which produced dyes for the Manchester textile industry. Her 2 charcoal drawings were both nominated for the prize and they show how we interact with our environment & how nature eventually takes its revenge. . . . This piece was bought by architect Mike Davies of Millennium Dome & Pompidou Fame! 🙌 . . . Head over to www.ruskinprize.co.uk to enter yourself into this year's prize 👍

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'Coffee Cart no.1' by Hugh Miller was one of the shortlisted pieces for the John Ruskin Prize 2017 and we think it's absolutely beautiful 🙌 . . . This piece was made from solid British elm and Hugh's design principles are inspired by Japanese applied arts philosophy. . . . Entries open now for this year's John Ruskin Prize until 12.05.2019 🔨 Visit www.ruskinprize.co.uk for more prize details 🔎

 image by The Big Draw (@thebigdraw) with caption : "'Master of All Trades' was the theme for The John Ruskin Prize 2017 and attracted a record number of entries ✏️🖌️🔬🔨
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'Master of All Trades' was the theme for The John Ruskin Prize 2017 and attracted a record number of entries ✏️🖌️🔬🔨 . . . Rosa Nguyen won 1st Prize with her piece, 'Gardening with Morris' with the artwork demonstrating the interconnection between nature, drawing, science and the role of the hand in bringing them together. . . . Now it's your turn to enter this year's John Ruskin Prize! The theme this year 'Agent of Change' is open to a broad range of interpretations and is calling upon the nation's creatives to consider their role as catalysts of change, critics, social & political commentators and material innovators. . . . Head over to www.ruskinprize.co.uk for more information 👍🙌