The Big Draw Comes to High House
Be part of the world's largest drawing festival on 24th October
Everyone can take part in this free event drawing with and learning from skilled and experienced artists. The Backstage Centre will be a hive of activity as the High House Production Park again hosts the Big Draw from 12.00 - 4 pm. The Royal Opera House, artists from the High House Studios, Thurrock Music Services and The Backstage Centre will all be taking part in this free event to offer everyone a great day of drawing and fun.
This year's Big Draw theme is ‘Every Drawing Tells a Story’ and to help offer inspiration for drawing, High House Production Park is taking the beautiful ballet The Nutcracker as its focus. Everyone, young or old, beginner or expert, is invited to the Park for the free Big Draw event, to draw and learn more from skilled and experienced artists.
There will be lots of activities in The Backstage Centre to get involved in: design costumes with the Royal Opera House or even try a few on, draw a still-life of instruments while listening to music with Thurrock Music Services, see your work projected digitally by Backstage Centre technicians.
Rita Evans (Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award) will also be presenting her Brain Drain sculptures and Trance Sculpture Party in the High House Artists’ Studios and the Barns.
Paper and pencils will be available in The Backstage Centre so everyone can just turn up and get drawing. No previous experience or specialist skill is needed: simply come and put pencil to paper and see what you can draw. You can even gain an Arts Award too.
Grand Events will be running a pop-up cafe in The Backstage Centre or bring a picnic and enjoy the Walled Garden or the Orchard. There is plenty of free parking on site.
This is a free event suitable for all ages.