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Pencils are at the ready for the Big Draw event
12:20am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
Buy this photo » CREATIVE: Jessica Henley, aged nine, at the Big Draw event (43163201)
PENCILS were at the ready across Worcestershire as this year’s Big Draw kicked off on Saturday.
Several venues opened their doors for the half-term event, which encourages people to get back into drawing and take part in more creative activities.
Tudor House, in Friar Street, Worcester, welcomed Mexican artist Jose Santos, who now lives in Worcester, for the day. He encouraged children to wander around the historic building to get inspiration.
They then put pencil to paper and created their own art works with the help of the artist.
Judy Pass, of Tudor House, said: “We want people to take inspiration from the house by walking round and taking it all in. The event will continue on Wednesday and again on Saturday.
"The theme of this year’s Big Draw has been ‘lines’ and this inspired all sorts of projects at the Commandery, the cathedral, the Hive and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
While the event was held for just one day at the Commandery, an extra event will take place at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday.
The free event will see offer another chance to be involved in the Big Draw and a make spooky costumes for Halloween.
Local artist Anne Brierley will demonstrate how to transform pencil lines into spooky spider webs, witches’ hats and other ghostly garb.