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The Big Draw 2017

We are delighted to be hosting a programme of 11 free creative workshops for all the family for the Big Draw 2017 this October.

This event is part of the hugely successful initiative The Big Draw which has become the world's largest drawing festival.

Run in partnership with local arts practitioners and venues, Big Draw workshops are designed to let you explore new and creative ideas.

They cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who don't but are willing to give it a go! 

Anyone can join in, and participants can work individually or as part of a group.

Take a look at our icon programme of events for 2017. [4.12MB]

Big Draw theme for 2017

This year's theme is Living Lines, designed to get your marks moving.

From cave men to the big screen and everything in between, the theme aims to unite pixels, pencils and people from across the globe to celebrate the universal language of drawing.

Take a look at some inspiring Big Draw videos on the The Big Draw website.

Feedback from 2016 workshops

People in a bar drawing

These are some of the reactions from people taking part in last year's Big Draw events:

'Fun! Encourages everyone to try different creative projects. I have already passed on the info to friends and family'

'A fab event - long may it continue!'

'A fantastic couple of hours spent with the kids, creating and drawing together.'

'Absorbing, inspiring for adults and kids.'

Further information

For more information and to receive our Big Draw 2017 leaflet, listing all the workshops, please contact the Arts Officer on 01483 444767 or email artsdevelopment@guildford.gov.uk

You can also pick up a copy of the Guildford Borough's Big Draw 2017 leaflet from Guildford Tourist Information Office, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ which is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm, as well as other venues across the borough from September 2017.