Florence’s Big Draw encourages artists of all abilities to have a go

Egremont Arts Centre once again played hosted to the Big Draw event – a national campaign to encourage people of all abilities (or none!) to have a go at drawing. The event drew on the venue […]
Drawing from life: Nibbles the mine’s bunny was a popular model!

Drawing from life: Nibbles the mine’s bunny was a popular model!

Egremont Arts Centre once again played hosted to the Big Draw event – a national campaign to encourage people of all abilities (or none!) to have a go at drawing.

The event drew on the venue – the former Egremont Florence Mine – for inspiration with manager Gilbert Finlinson on hand to tell people about the mine’s history.

And of course the colour of choice was Egremont Red – a colour made at the arts centre by Florence Paintmakers using the haematite found on site. Charcoal and graphite was also donated by Cumberland Derwent Pencils.

Jenni Payne said aftewards: “Thank you to everyone who made our Big Draw event such a great success! It was wonderful to see so many families having a creative time with lead artist Irene Sanderson, as part of the national Campaign for Drawing. We certainly showed that everyone can enjoy drawing and that there is such a lot of talent in our area!”

An exhibition of the work produced can be seen in the Gallery until December 2. The arts centre is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. There is disabled access and refreshments available.

See www.florencemine.com for details of opening times and for future events.