AccessArt is running an international Drawing Challenge with the aim of helping support teachers and facilitators to develop the drawing skills of pupils (all ages) through a series of inspirational exercises and drawing projects.
More than 900 schools, arts organisations, museums and community groups have signed up so far. The Drawing Challenge can be taken at any time to suit you – it might form the basis of a series of art lessons in school, or be used in an after school or lunchtime art club, as content for gifted and talented pupils, in a museum, gallery education or community context, or simply at home.
It's completely free to join in, and it's up to you how much time and effort you put into the Challenge.
Here's how it works:
Register to take part in the Drawing Challenge. There is no application process – everyone can take part. You will then receive a confirmation email containing a web address. Click the web address to download The Drawing Challenge PDF. The Drawing Challenge PDF contains:
3 x Drawing Warm Up Exercises
2 x Drawing Projects
The exercises and projects in the Drawing Challenge are taken from a brand new book on drawing called Drawing Projects for Children by Paula Briggs, published by Black Dog Publishing London in March 2015.
Undertake the exercises and projects in your own time and space. The PDF contains everything you need to know to run the exercises and projects. If you need any help at any time you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can decide if you use all the warm ups and projects, or just choose a part of the Drawing Challenge.
Black Dog Publishing has kindly agree to donate an exciting bundle of books which will go to the teacher, artist or group leader who they think has facilitated the most exciting work with their audience. The prize will be made in July 2015.
If you wish, you can then send us your drawings by email or wetransfer.com and they'll l upload them to the Drawing Challenge Gallery on the AccessArt website.
You can use the Drawing Challenge to help raise standards of drawing in your school, to learn new skills as a teacher or facilitator, and to widen children's experience of drawing.
The Drawing Challenge runs continuously allowing you to join in whenever you wish.
The Drawing Challenge is suitable for all ages and by registering to take part you are under no obligation.
To register visit: http://www.accessart.org.uk/join-drawing-challenge/
For more information:
T: +44 (0)1223 262 134
Posted: 14 March 2015
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