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The Big Draw 2016

10 June 2016

At APS we have been taking part in The Big Draw which is a global challenge and celebration of drawing.

For the month of May students have been inquiring into the importance of drawing, whether it be for fun, pleasure or with more studious intentions. This year the theme was ‘every drawing tells a story’ and we set 4 challenges for students to participate in, some of which involved working in a group and some allowed individuals to work in their own creative bubble.

Each year students from all year groups collaborate to create a large mural in chalk. This year we chose to celebrate two musical icons who passed away during 2016: David Bowie and Prince. It was a slow start but after a while there was no stopping the creativity!

Big Draw 2016 APS Mural

This year we introduced a ‘selfie’ doodle task. Students could choose to draw any selfie, real or imaginary. The submissions to the ‘Selfie Wall’ showed students at AP2 to have a passion for graphic illustration and cartoons, putting themselves into these imaginary worlds.

The Big Draw 2016 Selfie Wall

There are two more challenges to complete, both of which required determination. The 30 Day Drawing Challenge (one drawing each day for 30 days), and the light painting experiment which we are embarking on next week.

Next year we hope to make the festival bigger and better. If you have any ideas for community events or larger projects please contact Miss Tingey at APS.

Here is a link to a piece I wrote for Asia Life last year about The Big Draw:


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Ms. Tingey | Art Teacher