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The Big Draw

Discover the undergrowth by joining us in the Workshop Under The Sky Yurt and Tavistock Museum in Bedford Square:

21st October 2006 from 10am to 4pm

Lots of art materials and artists on hand to get you started. For inspiration there is an exhibition of insects that are photographed, preserved and live. There is also an illustrated presentation on insects and an opportunity to make your own bug badges.

And it's all free!

This is the first of four events that will take place in Tavistock to celebrate and discover the natural world around us.

March - "Frogs and Primroses"
May - "Birds and Wild Flowers"
June/July - "Moths and Butterflies"


If you haven’t drawn since school and would like to have a go but don’t know where to start, or if you just love drawing, here is an amazing opportunity to get started with experts and materials provided free.


Saturday 1st October 2005

10.00am to 4.00pm

We have fantastic venues

The Workshop Under The Sky yurt will be in Bedford Square with a 1913 Steam Road Roller and a selection of tools from the Robey Trust. The Tavistock Museum will have exhibits of historical tools from the area and there will be a team of artists at each of the venues to help you get started.

We supply all the art materials and help you need and its all free!

There will be demonstrations throughout the day by several of the artists and others will be on hand to help you. There will be a badge making machine for the little drawings and lots of exciting exhibits to look at and draw.

The following artists will be manning the above venues to help you and support Drawing Power,

Our team of artists this year include:

Pat Bates – artist and textile designer
Brain Johnson - artist and graphic designer
Nick Collier – artist
Mary Gillett – artist and print maker
Rita Smith – artist and architect
Bob Mountjoy - artist
Jennie Hale – potter and wildlife artist
Sally O'Neil – artist and architect

On the day each of the venues will have a selection of wonderful materials for you work with if you wish, or you are welcome to bring your own. We would like to thank West Devon Borough Council, Awards For All, Mainly Stationery of Tavistock, Art Frame Gallery and The Robey Trust for the wonderful Steam Road Roller and Tavistock Museum for the use of the museum for the day and exhibiting the drawing from the day, which will be on display during October.

Images from The Big Draw 2004: