Saturday 20 October, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
As part the national Big Draw event, we'll be inviting families to take part in 'Create a space' at Goldsmiths, University of London, this year's Big Draw focusing on creating spaces and places through mark-making and drawing.
Ideal for children of school age (particularly children up to 12 years old), visitors will be encouraged to take part in a variety of guided activities and performances using a variety of unusual mark-making materials. These imaginative activities will be led by postgraduate trainee teachers from Goldsmiths’ Educational Studies Department making this a fun day out for the whole family.
Last year’s Goldsmiths event was hugely successful, Paul Mansbridge, parent and visitor, comments: "My family thoroughly enjoyed the Big Draw, it's unleashed a love of crayons and chalk in my one year old daughter! Everyone was incredibly friendly, positive and helpful which contributed to a fantastic day out. I can't wait to bring my daughter back next year when she will be able to get even more out of the event".
Initiated in 2000 by The Guild of St George, the Big Draw is a national event with a simple aim: to get everyone drawing. Embracing over 1,000 venues across the UK, from great national institutions to village halls, the Big Draw offers people of all ages the chance to discover that drawing is enjoyable, liberating and at everyone's fingertips. Now in its eighth year the event has collected two Guinness World Records – for the longest drawing in the world, 1 kilometre, and the greatest number of people drawing simultaneously, over 7000 in total.
This year Goldsmiths’ Big Draw is partly sponsored by Aspire Aimhigher, the South East London partnership working to give young people in the area more opportunities to access further and higher education. The event is also supported by the Centre for Arts and Learning, a research centre at Goldsmiths dedicated to the practical and theoretical exploration of learning practices across the arts within diverse social and cultural contexts.
For more information contact Tim Hirst on 020 7919 7970, email: [email protected] or visit www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/bigdraw/
Official Website: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/bigdraw/
Added by goldsmiths on September 20, 2007