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Experiment with creativity at the Big Draw

RUGBY Art Gallery and Museum frees the reins of creativity next month at the Big Draw celebration.

The free event on Saturday 13 October encourages visitors to cut loose and embrace experimentation, trying out different painting and drawing techniques to create weird and wonderful artworks.

Big Draw 2018Award-winning artist MrASingh brings his distinctive flair for design to the Big Draw, demonstrating how to draw on Perspex to create vibrant and vivid pieces of art. 

The Let's Animate team return to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum to reveal the art of animation during the event, while visitors can create intricate patterns with a pendulum drawing machine.

Other creative contraptions ready to entertain and inspire include scribble machines and bristle bots, while the Big Draw also includes a host of arts activities run by the Art Gallery and Museum team.

Cllr Sebastian Lowe, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: "The annual Big Draw celebration has become one of the most popular events in the Art Gallery and Museum's calendar, with art activities for all ages on offer throughout the day.

"The national Big Draw festival encourages the community to get creative and we're proud to take a leading role in promoting creativity in Rugby."

The Big Draw runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from 11am to 3pm.

Now in its 18th year, the Big Draw has become the world's largest drawing festival and promotes visual literacy and drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention.

For more information about events and exhibitions at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, visit 

Photo caption: Award-winning artist MrASingh showcases his skills at the Big Draw.

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