Big Draw Bonanza

Budding young artists have two great opportunities to get creative during this year's Big Draw month at free events organised by Winchester Museums.

The Saxon Big Draw Day is to take place in the City Museum in The Square, Winchester on Saturday 7 October, 10.30am-4pm.  Children will be drawing Anglo-Saxon patterns on pebbles provided by the museum, using a variety of different art materials.  The pebbles will then be displayed in the museum for everyone to see.

On Saturday 21 October, 10am-5pm visitors are invited to drop in and draw at the Guildhall Gallery in Winchester. Children will be able to create their own artworks to add to the Gallery's Big Draw Landscape, which will remain on display for visitors to admire during half term week.  There will also be a chance for visitors to have a go at making a mono-print to take away, inspired by the works on display in the current gallery exhibition "3 Views in Colour".

Cllr Patricia Stallard, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport said, "Winchester Museums is pleased to play its part in the Big Draw 2006, the national initiative by the Campaign for Drawing. These events are all about making art fun and accessible for local children and their parents"  

Admission to both events is free and materials will be provided. Professional artists will be on hand to provide inspiration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.