The Big Draw 2018

Live Borders is delighted to be an event partner for the Big Draw Festival 2018 whose theme is play.

For kids and big kids alike, the Big Draw is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, experimentation and most importantly having fun with those pencils, pens and ink!

Live Borders is running two drawing sessions planned for October half term week which will be led by professional artist, Claire Beattie.

The sessions will run at the Hawick Library on Tuesday, 9 October from 10:00-12:00 and at the Galashiels Library on Thursday 11 October from 10:00-12:00.

Children from six years old to S1/S2 can come without parents and enjoy some drawing with high quality materials.

There will be two further Saturday morning sessions in Duns Library on Saturday 20 October from 10:00-12:00 and Melrose Library on Saturday 27 October 10:00-12:00. Everyone is welcome to drop in and give drawing a go at these sessions.

Bring along your favourite soft animal, figure or creature and transform it with a variety of drawing techniques into your very own ‘Wild Thing.’

The drawing sessions are inspired by Maurice Sendak’s beautiful illustrations in ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’

Focusing on observational drawings of soft toys and creatures, participants will use a variety of mark making such as cross hatching, ink splattering and continuous line with a range of different pens and brush and ink to bring their characters to life and display in the Wild Wood.

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