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On Wednesday 26th October during half term we celebrated the Big Draw Festival by holding a Workshop Wednesday led by Rachel and Michael from the Royal School of Drawing, London.

The day gave families the opportunity to tell the story of steam through drawing BIG inspired by our magnificent engines and machines, and bring them together to create one HUGE community art piece and animation film. Thank you to all who took part, and we hope to see you again next year for more BIG DRAW fun!

Watch the final video below!

The Big Draw is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention.

The Big Draw Festival is held though October annually, when thousands of activities happen across the UK to connect people of all ages with arts providers, artists and a love of drawing!

The 2016 theme was The STEAM Powered Big Draw Festival, bringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths – A theme that fits with The Long Shop Museum and our Making it Work project very well! STEAM also represents the support of the campaign to give the arts parity with other subjects so that STEM becomes STEAM.

Search #STEAMDBF16 on Twitter to see what else has been going on this year with the Big Draw Festival.

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