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The Big Draw Half Term Workshop Hosted by Isle of Architecture


Isle of Architecture will host a special workshop for children during half term to celebrate the world’s largest drawing festival – THE BIG DRAW.

This special event will be hosted by well-known local arts educator Kirsten Penzes and takes place in the beautifulOnchan Village Hall, designed by Baillie Scott and a celebrated place of local architecture.

Children will be welcome to join this full day programme which will draw in a range of creative techniques and promises to be lots of fun!

Materials, drinks and snacks will be provided. It’s an action-packed day – so bring along a packed lunch. Special cost – £10; bookings via Eventbrite. Please contact sam@comerevel.com for more information.

What’s it all about and what will we be doing on the day?

Isle of Architecture is an exciting year-long celebration of the built environment, encouraging appreciation of the Isle of Man’s rich and varied architectural heritage and exploring innovation in its future.

The BIG Draw is a national festival that celebrates drawing. This year it is all about STEAM powered draws. Sketch a Scientific theory, trace some Technology, etch like an Engineer or draw Mathematical equations with masking tape. The choice is yours! Together, We will embrace STEAM Power by showing that creativity enables innovation.

In this workshop we will be using historical and current photographs of architectural landscapes in the Isle of Man. We will be learning about the significant these buildings have on the history of the island and how things have changed to these built up environments. Through drawing we will explore where the future in architecture will lead us.

We will be using these photographs as a template for our drawing, incorporating electrical circuits, powered toys and i-stop motion to create a short animated film.

October 27 2016


Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: £10
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Onchan Village Hall

Royal Avenue
Onchan, Isle of Man