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CUMBRIA'S MUSEUM OF MILITARY LIFE (CMOML), CARLISLE

I have designed and delivered the following family-friendly workshops to coincide with the Big Draw! at the museum:

THE BIG DRAW 2016: ..."Somme Big Draw!" with Artist Pui Lee; at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Carlisle. (26th October 2016) To coincide with "Voices from the Somme 1916-2016" exhibition.

Families explored the exhibition with Pui's hand-made "drawing windows" and created drawings of the soldiers from the exhibition. I then showed them how to create giant hand-drawn medals with these. The original plan was to create some kind of display with the giant hand-drawn medals -and there were certainly enough created on the day- but I found that a lot of the children were so proud of their drawings that they wanted to take them home and to take into school to show their family, friends and teachers about what what they learnt and got up to at the museum. I felt that this was equally as appropriate and linked into the idea of memory and remembrance in a much more personal way. - taking something physical away with them and talking to others about it all. There was also another activity, where particicipants drew silhouettes onto pieces of acetate. The drawings were handed in as the day progressed andpeople were invited to interact with the drawings and to arrange them in a way that made sense to them. They could move the drawings around, add further drawings, remove (temporarily) existing drawings, layer the drawings etc. It was their individual interpretation. On a sciencey note, children learnt about light, shadow, transparency, scale and formal qualities in art. etc. This activity resulted in the creation of a big projected collaborative drawing of soldiers in the war.

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THE BIG DRAW 2015: [Theme: Music!]..."Creative Compositions!" with Artist Pui Lee; at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Carlisle. (27th October 2015)

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THE BIG DRAW 2014: [Theme: Our World!]..."The Local Heroes Project!" with Artist Pui Lee; at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Carlisle. (29th October 2014)

At my drop-in drawing workshop today, I was on hand to show participants different drawing techniques as well as how to draw a portrait. This is a project which celebrates the special people in your life. "Local Heroes" project 11am-3pm. More info coming soon...

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