Anglia Ruskin invites everyone to join in The Big Draw

Published: 24 September 2008 at 12:29

As Anglia Ruskin University continues to mark the 150th year anniversary of the founding of the Cambridge School of Art, by visionary Victorian artist and writer John Ruskin, the Ruskin Gallery celebrates The Big Draw (www.thebigdraw.org.uk) from 1– 31 October. This national event seeks to prove that drawing can be an enjoyable public activity as well as a private passion. As such the Ruskin Gallery has teamed up with Kettle’s Yard and Wysing Arts centre to provide children with a range of activities through which to explore the interconnectivity of words and pictures.

The Big Draw was inspired by Anglia Ruskin University’s namesake John Ruskin. His mission was not to teach people how to draw, but how to see.

‘The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.’ John Ruskin

Generously supported by Cambridge City Council, the Ruskin Gallery will also be offering opportunities for Cambridge residents and their families to get involved with The Big Draw. Storytelling and gallery activities around the Sara Fanelli exhibition combine with a specially commissioned Urban Origami artist-led activity from Wysing Arts centre-based Simon Woolham.