19 September 2015

In Oxford today

Renowned author Philip Pullman and children's laureate Chris Riddell are launching The Big Draw 2015 today, and among the activities there's a Walk & Draw trail -
Map by Adam Dant
Pullman says: "I’m really looking forward to The Big Draw because drawing is such a pleasure that I want everyone to share it. The feeling of a sharp pencil moving over a piece of good paper is a delight to the hand as well as to the eye. By far the best way to see things clearly is to draw them, and looking and drawing are a key to understanding the world in quite different ways from listening and reading. Literacy is vital, of course, but it would be wonderful to give everyone—adult as well as child—a chance to master picturacy as well."

The Big Draw is happening throughout the country throughout October - check the website for events near you.

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