Registration is now open to take part in the world’s biggest drawing festival, Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival, from 1-31 October 2017.
From cave men to the big screen and everything in between, this year, the theme of the world’s biggest drawing festival aims to unite pixels, pencils and people from across the globe to celebrate the universal language of drawing.
Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival will take place for 31 days from 1-31 October 2017. Since 2000, the annual, international celebration of drawing, which brings people together under the banner ‘drawing is a universal language’, regularly takes place in over 25 countries, involves over 1000 events and has encouraged over 4 million people back to the drawing board.
Arts education charity, The Big Draw, which is the founder and driving force behind the festival believes that ‘everyone can draw’. The Big Draw also promotes drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe.
Anyone can register or attend an event as part of the festival. Registration for 2017 is now open and those inspired to bring the festival to their community are encouraged to organise an event of their own. Events vary in size, from small workshops to country-wide, month-long celebrations. No previous drawing experience is required, although plenty of well-known artists take part, including: Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, illustrators Oliver Jeffers, Posy Simmonds and Sir Quentin Blake.
Kate Mason, director of The Big Draw said:
“As always, The Big Draw Festival is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t! For 31 days in over 25 countries, Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival will bring together hundreds of thousands of people to learn, experiment and bring ideas to life through drawing and animation.
Organisers with no animation experience need not be worried. From the earliest days with pre-film animation devices such as Zoetropes, to the most cutting edge digital drawing and animation technologies, there is a long history of people finding ways to create moving images. Remember, if cave men can be animators so can you.
Whether organising or participating, Living Lines, it is an opportunity for individuals, organisations and even countries to join a global community in celebration of the universal language of drawing.”
The 2017 theme - Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw - here.Organising an event - here.Register an event - here.You can also sign up to Big Draw Big News to receive Festival news and updates throughout the year.