Artists take inspiration from town's history at the Big Draw

Artists take inspiration from town's history at the Big Draw

Robyn Beaudro, four, at the Big Draw at the Museum in the Park on Saturday

Lewis Figg, 11, and his sister Tian, 14, find inspiration from the exhibits at Museum in the Park during the Big Dra

Leif Wilson-Palmer during the Big Draw at Museum in the Park on Saturday

Abi Palmer puts the finishing touches on to her map of the universe, which was inspired by her visit to the Andy Goldsworthy exhibition earlier in the day

Minchinhampton based wildlife and natural history artist Cath Hodsman at the Big Draw on Saturday

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

DOZENS of budding artists picked up their paintbrushes and pencils to take part in the Big Draw this weekend.


With help from students and staff at Stroud School of Art, visitors to Museum in the Park on Saturday helped to create a collage to celebrate local heritage.


The theme this year at the Museum in the Park was mapping and artists of all ages took inspiration from maps of the Stroud district and objects from the museum to create their pieces.
 

Artists of all ages took part, with many drawing their routes to school, houses and favourite places in Stroud.
 

Local artists also lent a hand at the event including Minchinhampton based wildlife and natural history artist, Cath Hodsman.
 

On Sunday, visitors created a giant 3D map using paper pop up tricks.
The Big Draw is a national event aimed at encouraging drawing.

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