The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival with the goal of promoting visual literacy and art education.

The Big Draw promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention. 

The Big Draw is a pioneering visual literacy charity dedicated to raising the profile of drawing as a tool for wellbeing, thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

The festival is made up of a collection of thousands of creative events, activities, and workshops across the globe run by organisations big and small, from individuals to entire cities! 

Visit the website for more details and resources to help teachers and support staff get pupils involved.

Below is an extract and the link to their latest blog Interview: Matilda Barratt in conversation with Leyla Bumbra from The Courtauld Institute of Art talking about The Big Draw.

I would love people to join us on the 2nd to capitalise on this rare opportunity to see works in our collection in a different light. The works on paper that we will be discussing are little known and rarely seen by the public. As well, this object study will focus on the materiality and make-up of these works, digging deep into the mark-making on the surface of the page and the historic reusing of artistic materials in our collection. It is definitely not to be missed! 

Leyla Bumbra on the reasons people should visit the Courtauld, both in person and online

The Big Draw – The world’s largest drawing festival – Interview with the Courtauld