The Big Draw Art Play CPD day takes place just before the official start of this year’s Big Draw month (October) and is a fantastic way to kick-start the celebrations in your school. We'll be sharing some tried and tested activities that provide playful pathways into art, as well as offering easily adaptable and transferable (and cheap to resource!) methodologies that can be used right across the curriculum!

Big Draw CPD

Who is The Big Draw Art Play CPD for?

Any teaching practitioner seeking inspiration for their own visual arts-based events - or simply looking for some new techniques that bring out the essential playfulness of art! You don’t have to be an art specialist to come - but you’re still welcome if you are!  The day promises to be a wonderful opportunity to reflect on and share good practice, rekindle passions and explore potential.

Art Play CPD day will take place in our base at the Baltic Creative Campus, the heart of Liverpool’s creative quarter - and you’ll leave at the end of the day able to share with your pupils a range of exciting and engaging activities that require only limited resources and preparation, along with our Big Draw Toolkit.

Activities include:

  • The Eyes Have It: playing with perspective and valuing the view - the importance of looking before you leap!
  • The Art of Warming Up: putting even the least confident artists at ease with a range of individual and group warm-up games and activities.
  • Crazy Creativity: madcap drawing techniques - using some surprising materials!
  • Multi-Media Mark-Making: expanding horizons and broadening the possibilities of “art”

Booking Details:

The Big Draw Art Play CPD day will take place on Thursday 27th September 2018, from 9am - 3.15pm (arrival from 8.30am) in the Creative Space at Baltic Creative Campus, Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH. The price is £120 per person - which includes all refreshments, lunch and a copy of our Big Draw Toolkit. Discounts available for schools sending more than one teacher. Please email or call us on 0151 708 8886.

Download the Booking form here

The Big Draw

The Big Draw - The world's largest drawing festival takes place annually from 1 - 31 October. Although initiated in the UK events now take place worldwide, last year there were events in 26 countries and it continues to grow! The theme for 2018 is: Play! - For kids and big kids alike, The Big Draw Festival 2018 is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun with those HBs! to find out more and to register visit 

The Big Draw

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