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Make your Mark 2012 - Art for All
Campaign for Drawing
'Drawing is taking a line for a walk'
University of Kent Students: Show Student card on entry
You are all invited to the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Slipway 3 throughout the month of October, to take part in the Campaign for Drawing. The project aims to further promote, encourage and educate in the medium of drawing. And show that anybody can draw as well as raising the importance of mark making.
We will be creating a large scale drawing which responds to your experience on the Historic site, walk around, make a few sketches or rubbings or even collect things that inspire you, and then come and contribute to this collaborative drawing.
The Campaign for Drawing begins on the 1st October, and the piece will be available throughout the month (details specified below)
What is the Campaign for Drawing?
The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. Which aims to create a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action. Its long-term ambition is to change the way drawing is perceived by educationalists and the public. This has won support from leading practitioners in the creative industries and in art, architecture and design colleges, signaling an overdue realization that drawing is fundamental to the training of students in these disciplines. The Campaign takes a wider view. It sees drawing as a basic human skill useful in all walks of life.
The Campaign aims to encourage engagement with museums and gallery collections and increase civic participation, The campaign involves over a thousand organisations across the UK and other counties, and events are run for families, children and adults creating opportunities for drawing. Partners include national and regional museums and galleries, schools, shopping and community centres, libraries, art clubs and village halls.
The dockyard is a stunning representation of British naval history, as such the site welcomes a diversity of visitors every day, the knowledge that they gain from visiting the 80 acre site and the aura and history of the site can be portrayed and reinterpreted through the medium of drawing in a large collaborative work of art. Thus creating social engagement and cultural engagement, and will allow participants to respond on a visual scale. The medium is used as a educational tool, and a means of observation.
(exc. 11th, 12th,13th and 14th)
Monday: 12.00 - 14.00 Wednesay 12.00 - 14.00 Thursday 12.00 - 14.00 Saturday 12.00 - 14.00
Historic Dockyard, Slipway 3, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE
University of Kent Students:Show Student card on entry Admission Cost apply for Non University of Kent students