Saturday, October 24, 2009

Big Draw

On Friday this week I went along to a workshop organized as part of The Big Draw which is now an annual event in England to encourage drawing. I looked on the website in time this year and found there was a whole day organized around map art at New Greenham Arts Centre.
It was called ‘A short walk in the Big Landscape’ to coincide with an exhibition there of landscape paintings. We had three artists from the studios guiding us through a series of drawing activities, and a display of work by artists who use maps as inspiration. Should you want to see these drawings, done by the whole group, in more detail just click on the image.
This was all free and on top of this we had a free lunch with chocolate brownies – and yet half the people who booked didn’t bother to turn up. I must say it was their loss.
Greenham Common, for those who don’t know, is the former missile base, where the women’s’ peace camp was for many years.


  1. I wish I'd been a bit nearer!

    I was at the Arts Centre back in Feb this year....for an Andrew Cronshaw/Tigran Alexsanyan/Mandolinquents concert

    ...enjoyed it all, but didn't get back home until gone 1am (and I hate the M4 in the dark!)

  2. Hello, it's me!

    The Big Draw looks wonderful and I so love love love your art in whatever media you are using!

    Now, I could not believe my ears!! Did you say Greenham Common? Do you live near there? I used to live in Greenham Road, Newbury years ago!!!! What a small world!

    I also popped over to let you know I'm having a blog giveaway if you would like to put your name in the pointy hat to win a textile art/craft inspiration pack

    Have a lovely weekend

    Carolyn ♥

  3. Wonderful looking work. I can see a textile influence n there.


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