On Saturday 29th October I took part in The Big Draw at The Royal Armouries. Their theme was castles and they had chosen to join everyone’s pictures in one big display. I loved being able to put my work into to a big wall that everyone would see. It was like art-building.
When we went in, we were surrounded by a sea of pictures, all in black and white: it was very bold and striking and made me want to look at them all. The lady had a lovely, welcoming smile and encouraged us to come and draw.
It was very peaceful when we drew. We could choose a style from books, or just use our imaginations. I chose to draw an entrance with a drawbridge and I tried to draw the towers in 3D. The time went very quickly - I felt very relaxed and I couldn’t believe that half an hour had gone by. It was like being in a different world for a while, like watching a film but taking part in it.
Because it was collaborative, we handed our art in and we are looking forward to seeing on their website. I have made another picture for you to see. I hope we can do more Big Draw events next year.
“We’re so pleased Claudia enjoyed taking part in the big draw at the Royal Armouries, we had some fantastic feedback from visitors with lots of children of all ages taking part – the drawings were brilliant and it was great to see them all together on the walls.”Admission to The Royal Armouries in Leeds is free. Visit at:Armouries DriveLeedsLS10 1LT