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Guildford Borough's Big Draw

As part of this national drawing celebration, we hosted 10 free creative workshops for all the family. Run in partnership with local arts practitioners and venues, the workshops were designed to let you explore new and creative ideas.

Banner for Big Draw

Bubble painting
Taking the national Big Draw theme 'drawn to life' as a starting point, the event artists provided a range of free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough.

The festival focused on letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and having fun through drawing in all its forms!

See what went on in 2019 by reading our  icon events programme [3.94MB] or take a look at the national Big Draw website.

Watch our short video on the Big Draw 2017 in Guildford.

You can also see some inspiring Big Draw videos on the The Big Draw website.

Feedback from Big Draw events

Family drawing outside
"Just a wonderful experience."

"Such a fantastic Idea! Had the loveliest morning stitching on a boat."

"Brilliant - very enjoyable."

"A lovely idea for all ages to get creative."

"Lovely to find free activities to do."

"Gave us some brilliant ideas to be able to do art at home."

Past participants, Guildford Borough's Big Draw.

How to sign up

To find out more about future Big Draw events, join the Big Draw mailing list by emailing: artsdevelopment@guildford.gov.uk.

Older woman drawing
Pebble drawing