School takes part in world’s biggest drawing festival

Easington Academy pupils (l to r) Charley Peel, Alisha Cook, Harry Witham, Shaun Hutchinson and Holly West, taking part in the Big Draw.
Easington Academy pupils (l to r) Charley Peel, Alisha Cook, Harry Witham, Shaun Hutchinson and Holly West, taking part in the Big Draw.
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A SCHOOL has designs on success as it joins in the world’s biggest drawing festival.

Easington Academy has signed up to the Big Draw Campaign, which will run until the start of next month in 21 countries and see activities held to bring people together.

Sessions have been held during assemblies at the Easington Village school, as its students create their own images to be included in an exhibition held as the grand finale of the festival.

Danielle Davis, head of art, said: ”We’re really excited to be taking part in the Big Draw this year. We have put together an exciting programme of events that stretch across different age groups and ability ranges.
 “These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can’t.

“We hope to encourage people of all ages, levels and abilities to take part and develop a confidence in drawing and making.
 “Art is a fantastic way to bring people together and we hope to see lots of people celebrating the artwork in the exhibition at the end of the month.” In addition to the activities at the school and nearby primaries, it is holding a number of specialist workshops delivered by its art team next week.

There will be 10 places on each session and will include digital and experimental darkroom photography on Monday, felt making on Tuesday, a fused glass class on Wednesday and an art lesson involving plastics and embroidery on Thursday.

All run from 5pm to 7pm, with places booked by calling the school on 527 0757.