The Campaign for Drawing is an educational charity which aims to get everyone drawing. It works with teachers, the public, and people who draw in their daily practice - artists, architects, engineers, designers and others. The Campaign has established The Big Draw as a popular annual celebration that takes place in October across the UK, with over 1200 venues nationwide - including schools, museums, art galleries, libraries, youth groups, and heritage sites - holding participatory events that encourage people to draw. Each year The Big Draw shows that drawing can be an enriching collaborative activity as well as a private passion: the perfect medium for learning, cultural and social engagement, and enjoyment.
The Campaign for Drawing took its original inspiration from the visionary Victorian artist and writer, John Ruskin. His mission was not to teach people how to draw, but how to see. Now the Campaign takes inspiration