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Try your hand at drawing as The Big Draw 2017 comes to town
Residents and visitors to the Staffordshire city of Lichfield are being urged to get creative and get drawing when a series of art workshops are held in the city centre on Saturday 28 October. The art workshops, which will take place between 10am and 4pm on the day, are being held as part of The Big Draw 2017, which this year has been awarded the theme of Living Lines. Everyone is being invited to have a go at one or more of the three free drop-in workshops that are taking place in Lichfield as a part of the world's biggest drawing festival, regardless of their age or artistic ability.

The Big Draw
Even tools and cogs can be used to create a drawing

The Big Draw provides thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities around the world which help to connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, and illustrators, and each other. The Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't! The Big Draw 2017, which is taking place throughout October, has the theme of 'Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival'. It aims to unite pixels, pencils and people from across the globe to celebrate the universal language of drawing. As far as Lichfield is concerned, the artist Francis Lowe will be stationed outside The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum in the centre of the city to offer a workshop in how to draw animation. Other artists will also be positioned at Speakers' Corner on Dam Street, near Lichfield Cathedral, and within the main Three Spires Shopping Centre where other free art activities will also be on offer. The project is being led by Lichfield District Council with support from Three Spires Shopping Centre and Speakers' Corner Lichfield, which was launched in May 2009.

The Big Draw
Ten year old Emmi admires her handiwork

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment and Development Services, said: "Getting involved in The Big Draw is a fantastic way to get the country drawing and creating art. Lichfield's activities offer locals and visitors alike the chance to try different art techniques for free and we hope plenty of people of all ages will get involved."
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Why? A chance to get creative as The Big Draw arrives
When: Saturday 28 October
Where: Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LQ
Cost: Free
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