The Big Draw Festival

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This series of free drawing workshops aim to focus on a greener, brighter future after a year of climate change, bushfires, protests and pandemics.

Bookings for each session are essential for each participant. Adults accompanying their children are limited to one for each booked child. Siblings not booked into the program will unfortunately not be permitted due to COVID safe restrictions. A ticket is required for all children and adults taking part in each workshop.

All sessions have a limited number of participants to ensure safe social distancing.

Friday 2 October

Better together: Warners Bay Foreshore

Aboriginal Artist Saretta Fielding will lead a large-scale community drawing of Lake Macquarie. Four 45 minute timeslots are available. Book the 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm session to draw and discover how we can create a more connected community, with First Nations wisdom at the centre. Suitable for children 7 years and older and adults. Limited to 16 participants per session. Bookings essential.

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Saturday 3 October

Green thumbs, creative fingers: MAC Garden

This two-part 2 hour workshop will have you thinking about where your food comes from. During the workshop you will plant a vegetable in our Museum of Art and Culture garden, then study and draw it up close. Feedback Organic Recovery will run through the basics of how to make compost and plant vegetables, and Natural History illustrator Tallulah Cunningham will guide you to create a botanical artwork of humble root vegetables. The first session starts at 10am. Suitable for children 7 years and older and adults. Limited to 16 participants per session. Bookings essential.

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Drawing from life: MAC Studio

Join artist Susan Vesely for this fun, intensive 2 hour life drawing workshop. The workshop will look at fundamental techniques while drawing an inspirational Eco-Warrior. The workshop will give you a basic understanding of life drawing. The model will be dressed. Two sessions are available at 10:30am and another at 1:30pm. Suitable for adults and young adults 14 years and older. Limited to 8 participants per session. Bookings essential.

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Sunday 4 October

Better together: MAC Terrace

A great opportunity for our younger community members aged 3 years and over to contribute to the large-scale community drawing of Lake Macquarie with Aboriginal Artist Saretta Fielding. This next round of sessions will be held on the terrace of the Museum of Art and Culture at 10:30am, 11:30am or 12:30pm. Like the sessions on Friday this workshop will look at how we can create a more connected community, with First Nations wisdom at the centre. Suitable for children 3 years and older. Limited to 16 participants per session. Bookings essential.

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Soft pastel drawing: MAC Sculpture Park

Learn to draw bees from life using soft pastels with artist Helene Ruma in this one-hour workshop. You will have the opportunity to observe bees working in an observation hive while learning how to use soft pastels. Two sessions are available from 10:30am and 12:30pm. Suitable for children aged 10 years and older. Limited to 8 participants per session. Bookings essential.

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Composite drawing: MAC Studio

In this two-hour art making workshop, artist Melody Jones will teach you how to draw freely without size restrictions. Participants will learn how to create a large drawing over multiple sheets of paper. Two sessions are available from 10:30am and 1:30pm. Suitable for adults and young adults aged 14 years and older. Limited to 8 participants per session. Bookings essential. 

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When

  • Friday, 02 October 2020 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 03 October 2020 | 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Sunday, 04 October 2020 | 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Location

MAC - Museum of Art and Culture, 1A First Street, Booragul 2284  View in Google Maps

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