The Big Draw, the National Campaign for Drawing, is an annual event and takes places in thousands of different venues all across the UK throughout the month of October. They range from schools and shopping centres to museums, art galleries, gardens and even the occasional Victorian Printing Works. This year Smail's will be working with another of the National Trust for Scotland's amazing properties, Priorwood Garden in Melrose, to host The Big Draw Apple Day on Saturday 8th October from 10am.
Apple Day is also an annual event held during the month of October in Orchards and Gardens around our beautiful countryside and celebrates the humble apple, with taster sessions, fascinating discussions and growing tips. Priorwood Garden, in the center of Melrose, has a wide variety of apple trees in the orchard garden, all flourishing in the backdrop of the breathtaking Eildon Hills and Melrose Abbey.
It is in these surroundings that we will be encouraging artists, of all ages and abilities, to put pen, ink and chalk to paper. There will be opportunities to try a variety of drawing materials all of which will be provide. Inspiration will be there in abundance, whether it be the views and landscape or the apple trees themselves. Even if you have never tried drawing before, the main aim of the day is to have fun creating images. Smail's staff will be on hand to do some printing from apples and their leaves.
Feeling inspired? Log on to http://www.nts.org.uk/ for more information and venue details. Look forward to seeing you there.