The Big Draw

What is the Big Draw?

The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!

Why? Drawing helps us to think, invent and communicate - regardless of age and ability.

The Big Draw

October  is Big Draw month. This annual initiative, the Campaign's flagship  programme, aims to bring communities together in creative ways.

It is the largest drawing festival in the world.

More than 1000 venues take part throughout October including:

  • national galleries
  • museums
  • heritage sites
  • nursery schools
  • village halls

Big Draw activities show how drawing can be used to connect visitors  with our cultural heritage, natural or built environment – and each  other.

Schools often invite the wider community to share the pleasures of learning through drawing.

Last  year 22 countries joined the UK in organising events. Each year the  School of Education organises this event for the University of  Hertfordshire.

Find out more

Visit the Big Draw website for more information on how you can get involved.