Drawing is full of concentration and laughter at The Courthouse

Half term saw the culmination of The Big Draw with daily drawing activities for families taking place in the Courtroom at Rural Arts. Experimenting with new materials, observational drawing as well as fantasy landscapes were all encouraged in both monochrome and brilliant colour.

Four boys from Helperby and their parents kicked off the week with a fantastic collection of aliens on a gigantic piece of paper.  Starting at 10am they were just adding the final touches to their masterpiece at 4.30.  Their large-scale artwork is currently on display in the Courthouse foyer.

Over 100 people participated in the event in our Big Draw activities over the last 6 days and the atmosphere has been full of concentration and laughter!

Next years event will be even better.

Don't forget on  Saturday morning we run two art clubs for children and young people which are aimed at building skills and creativity.  We provide a wide range of artist led activities in:  drawing, ceramics, print-making etc 

Term time only 
10am -11pm ages 8 to 10
11.30 -12.30 ages 11-18
Cost: £5.00

For more information and a current programme contact angela@ruralarts.org or tel: 01845 526536   
A lovely group of young people came over from Harrogate and got their hands covered in pastels and charcoal

Detail in pen and ink
Observation and identification
And the whole family got involved

A whole family of sister in laws and their children popped in
A three year old creates a jungle scene

Leaf rubbings


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