THE CAMPAIGN FOR DRAWING
The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!
Drawing helps us to understand the world, think, feel, shape and communicate ideas. It is fun, accessible and invaluable - in education and everyday life.
Our annual Big Draw festival runs throughout October. Over 1000 organisations in the UK and fifteen other countries participate each year - offering events for all ages and abilities. In 2013 and 2014, The Big Draw is collaborating with the Family Arts Festival to create the largest arts festival the UK has ever seen. The 2014 festival will run from 1 Oct - 2 Nov.
Have you missed the 2013 Big Draw? You can always organise or join a Come Draw With Me event.
Take part in two exciting competitions. Artists of 18 and over can submit their work for The John Ruskin Prize and win £1000 and an opportunity to exhibit in the Millennium Gallery Sheffield. Teachers can enter students into the unique Sail Art competition to design a 10 metre high mainsail for a boat to be raced by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and many more Olympic sailors!
Join the wider drawing community throughout the year on
The Big Draw blog. Sign up to our newsletter for year round drawing news. Support The Campaign by buying our books on drawing in schools, Quentin Blake and Big Draw products in the The Big Draw Shop.
Time for TEA
Time for TEA launched an 18-month CPD programme for secondary school art, craft and design teachers passionate about drawing. On 9 Nov this culminated in the TEA conference at The National Gallery: The National Symposium for visual literacy. The event launched the new TEA website featuring comprehensive resources for teachers. Look at our resources page for more.