The Big Draw 2011

Launched as a one-day event in 2000, The Big Draw is now an annual month-long festival of over one thousand events across the UK. Every October, museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks join in – inviting people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings and the wider community.

On Monday 17th October the children at Garstang St Thomas’ took part in a special “Big Draw” day with special art workshops taking place in the school hall all day. The children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities including marble painting, drawing, glass painting and collaging as well as a large “Art Attack” style school logo.

Year Six pupils Lauren and Zoe said “We also had to paint out hand and print it on paper for a hall display. One of our teachers Miss Merifield and assistant Ms Wood set it all up and worked really hard. We all enjoyed it and we all say a big thank you to them”.

Art co-ordinator Miss Claire Merifield was very pleased with how the event went; “The children loved getting involved in so many different art activities and produced some fantastic work. We hope to make the Big Draw an annual event at Garstang St Thomas’”.