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The Big Draw 2006

Dumfries Museum and artist Hugh Bryden are inviting visitors of all ages to Drop in and Draw from 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 10 October. This is a fantastic opportunity to get started on your own personal Big Draw project by learning some drawing tricks and techniques with expert tuition from Hugh. There will be opportunities to develop your drawing into a print using monoprint or press print techniques.

Throughout the holidays the museum will host a Big Draw exhibition board. Visitors to the museum can draw and colour a picture inspired by the smuggling exhibition or the poems of our famous local exciseman Robert Burns. The best pictures will be displayed on the exhibition board.  All of these activities are free and materials will be provided.

For further information about activities at Dumfries Museum please call 01387 253374.

On Saturday 14 October there is a Drawing Portraits workshop at Gracefield Arts Centre. Try drawing your friend, relative or other kids in different drawing material. Parents are welcome to join in, either as models or participants. The workshop leader is Amanda Simmons and sessions for age 5 – 8 will be from 10am - 12noon and for age 8 -14 from 1pm - 3pm. The cost for per child place booked is £2.50, adults free!

The BIG drawing challenge happens at Gracefield on Wednesday 18. There will be 3 sessions10am - 11am, 11am - 12noon or 1pm - 3pm. Gracefield staff will be on hand to introduce you to various styles and methods of drawing on a large scale – study fruit, veg, flowers and other objects making them jumbo sized – you’ll be amazed at how much you learn about simple things! This one hour class is free, but places should be booked in advance (there are only 10 kid spaces available at one time).
All ages welcome – including mum, dad, gran and granddad!

Drawing Flowers is the theme for Saturday 21 for age group 5 -12,10am - 12noon. Textile artist Lisa Neat shows you how to use a mixture of art materials to create beautiful flower pictures. The cost of this workshop is £4.50 per child.

Big Draw activities at Gracefield Arts Centre should be booked in advance by telephoning 01387 262084.