What is it to draw? Of only a few of the many dictionary definitions, to draw is to pull, to attract, to move in a specific direction, to extract as in expressions such as to draw attention, to draw near, to draw strength, to draw the curtains. In its meaning of to inscribe or mark to draw seems fundamentally to be to make a record of directional movement, to pull a line through space or on a surface.

Drawing has become a key feature of many DAD projects, in particular the DAD4DADS 6 Ways to Wellbeing project and the 15 drawing workshops included in our WW1 Joined Up project. Marcia Teusink will be back with our contemporary art and architecture project CHALKUP21 leading a drawing workshop at each of the buildings and public art works that feature on the trail.

DAD also organises an annual intergenerational drawing event to coincide with The Big Draw in partnership with Astor College and Dover Big Local. This international celebration of drawing has grown from one day in October 2000 in the UK to an annual month-long festival of drawing across the the world. We have been running this in Dover since 2014.


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Dover’s itinerant Big Draw 2018

Dover’s Big Draw took place on 23 October 2018 in 4 different locations: My Gallery Biggin Hall Dover Big Local Hub The Table This allowed the team to go to [...]

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PLAY: Dover’s Big Draw 2018

Join in and play! Dover’s Big Draw is running again this year on 23 October 2018 at different locations in Dover. All ages and abilities welcome. See poster for details. [...]

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Drawing at the Pines Calyx

This has inspired me to go away and do more. (participant feedback) I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday, it was so good to be working out in the open. (participant feedback) it was a [...]