Formally known as ‘The Campaign for Drawing’, the Big Draw was founded in 2000 by Museu Picasso as an arts education charity, delivering a day of free workshops for artists, illustrators, designers and anyone else interested in the discipline each year. The festival aims to promote visual literacy and drawing as a tool of expression, with different workshops allowing for experimentation and the opportunity to try or practice new techniques. This year, the 20 workshops—suitable for all ages—include illustrating handkerchiefs and T-shirts, reviewing spatial obscenities, reflecting the different colours of the sky, drawing by erasing/rubbing out, creating ‘sweet imaginary portraits’ from chocolate and other sweets and much more.
Workshops take place in various locations. More information here.