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Free art workshops return to Lichfield and Burntwood

The Big Draw in Lichfield

The Big Draw in Lichfield

An event that gives people the chance to get involved in different forms of art is returning to Lichfield and Burntwood.

The Big Draw is being organised by Peter Walker from 52 Weeks of Art and Lichfield’s Arts Development officer Celia Houghton.

Taking place on October 9 in Lichfield and October 23 in Burntwood, the events will feature free workshop projects.

Peter explained:

“The arts in Lichfield are thriving and more people are discovering a forgotten love for the arts or a hidden skill. The Big Draw is a great way of getting involved and having fun with art – as that’s what its all about.”

The event will see three artists running creative drawing activities for members of the public near the Marks and Spencer store in Lichfield and at Sankeys Corner in Burntwood. Celia will be encouraging passers-by to draw without using their hands or mouths, while artist Henrietta Ellis is creating a monopoly game based on the city. The trio will be rounded off by Clair Rushton drawing with sticky tape.

October 9 will also see Scribble in the Dark, a nationally acclaimed project by artist Andy McKeown, taking place in Lichfield. During the day people will be able to draw with light in a special darkened tent on Market Street, and then after dusk the project team will wander around the city drawing with light on buildings – and inviting people to join in.

For more information on the workshops visit www.52weeksofart.com.

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