The Big Draw In Singapore
The Big Draw 2010 is here! Join us on 6, 13 and 27 November to “Make Your Mark On The Future”.
Do your children love to draw or have vast and innovative imaginations? If they do, then The Big Draw will be a great opportunity for your child to flex their artistic muscles!
The Big Draw is an international event that reaches out to children as a movement to promote the value and concept of drawing beyond the traditional pencil-to-paper practice. Founded 11 years ago in the United Kingdom, the big draw has been held in 2,000 locations worldwide and is loyally supported by many artistic prodigies such as Quentin Blake, Roger Penrose and David Hockney.
This annual art campaign organised by The Playeum was successfully introduced to Singaporeans last year. Over 4,500 children and parents attended the first installation by 15 artists and participated in the 25 art activities organized at the event.
The main theme for this year’s Big Draw is “Make Your Mark On The Future”. Your children can work with artists such as Tay Bee Aye, Angie Seah, Kamal Dollah and Jeremy Choo to create and draw stories of the future and for the future!
Back by popular demand, this FREE-admission event will be be held on 2 separate occasions with their own sub-themes.
1. Our Stories for the Future
Come and create, weave and draw your own stories for the future! Work with artists using novel drawing instruments and materials and see drawing in a brand new light.
Date: 6 November 2010 (Saturday)
Place: Jurong Regional Library
Time: 11am – 5pm
2. Up, Up and Away
In commemoration of War Remembrance Day, create your own artwork and work together with artists, to transform the old Ford Factory grounds into a living art gallery of everday heroes.
Date: 13 November 2010 (Saturday)
Place: Memories at Old Ford Factory
Time: 11am - 5pm
3. Growing Into the Future
See how you can use gardening and nature-inspired elements to create your own drawings and large community pieces. Enjoy drawing out of the box in the park!
To commemorate the Grand Finale, this is a full day Garden Fiesta with an opening ceremony at 2:30pm by Mayor Dr Amy Khor.
Date: 27 November 2010 (Saturday)
Place: Hort Park
Time: 10am – 5pm
Playeum is an initiative launched in 2007 by two passionate Asian professional career women-turned-mothers: Jennifer Loh and Sumitra Pasupathy. It’s a “children’s museum-without-walls” that aims to create spaces that inspire children and their families through cultural engagement in self-directed exploration and learning. Playeum is Singapore’s first dedicated cultural space for children. The Museum’s pedagogy is predicated on modern learning theories, and extensive research on learning within cultural spaces which has been adapted to the needs of local families and children.
For more information about The Big Draw, visit www.playeum.com