This half-term, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is joining the Big Draw – an international campaign with more than 20 countries taking part in events that encourage people to draw – even if they think they can’t!
The Bovey Tracey gallery is taking on the campaign’s 2010 theme: Make Your Mark on the Future. The activity runs alongside the current exhibition of furniture by Dorset designer John Makepeace. His sculptural tables and chairs are inspired by nature and made with trees from sustainable UK woodlands.
Visitors will learn about how furniture is designed or made, and during the Big Draw can go on to decorate a large Future Wall with their own ideas for furniture, rooms and buildings for the year 3000!
Guild staff at the drop-in event will help people of all ages and abilities think creatively and draw their own living spaces of the future. The ‘drawing room’ will have a range of materials and props to help generate ideas abut what these will look like: sci-fi, recycled, underground – or just unusual.
The hands-on activities are part of the gallery’s aims to bring in new local visitors and let everyone explore the gallery in new ways. It is an exciting event for the Devon Guild which, for the first time, ise allowing the public free rein to decorate the walls and create a ‘drawing room’ in the building!
The event runs on Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29 days 11am-4pm. Suitable for all ages and is free with no need to book , but children must be accompanied by an adult