The Big Draw at Falmouth – ‘Boatanicals’

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As part of The Big Draw, Falmouth Foundation students and staff have launched a series of workshops on the theme ‘Boatanicals’, producing some spectacular results so far.

The launch workshop took place at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion, part of their ‘Make and Take’ series. Shapes were constructed drawing together flowers and nautical themes, from a range of colourful recycled goods.

Jane Chetwynd, Course Coordinator for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, said ‘We are so pleased with the results from the first workshop and delighted by the enthusiasm we have seen from people wishing to participate. It’s going to be quite a ‘Boatanical’ installation!’.

The project has involved Penryn College, Constantine Primary School, Marlborough School, Falmouth Primary School and Princess Pavilion. 104 Foundation students have been involved in the making so far, with around 15 of them helping with the workshops. A number of Falmouth’s postgraduate students are also involved.

The Foundation studios at Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, are open to anyone wishing to drop in and join in the making (free of charge) on Monday 6 March, 2-5pm, Tuesday 7 March 10am-1pm, Wednesday 8 March 2-5pm and Thursday 9 March 10am-1pm. A further ‘Make and Take’ session for the project will run at Princess Pavilion on Monday 6 March, 10am-12pm.

The resulting ‘Boatanicals’ will be ‘planted out’ at the Princess Pavilion on 16 March in time for the annual Falmouth Spring Flower Show, to be held at the venue 18-19 March.

A Facebook page has been set up for ‘Boatanicals’ which will include updates and more information about the project: https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-Draw-Falmouth-1871001206500975/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Gemma Anderson workshop: The Big Draw at the Royal Society

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BA(Hons) Drawing Lecturer Gemma Anderson will be delivering a free Isomorphology drawing workshop at the Royal Society Saturday 22 October, for an event as part of The Big Draw.

The Big Draw at the Royal Society event brings together art and science in a series of workshops and activities.

Read more about the event online here and here.

 

The Big Draw – write up now on falmouthillustrationblog.com

Read about last week’s Big Draw project at the Falmouth Campus, on falmouthillustrationblog.com

The week had been meticulously organised by  senior lecturer Linda Scott and involved workshops from MA student Poppy Robinson and Illustration lecturer Nick Mott and a daily reading from Moby dick by fine art lecturer Gillian Wylde….” (click for more!)

The Big Draw

How Drawing is bringing art and science together

We enjoyed THIS POST on The Big Draw website, by Tate St. Ives’ Kenna Hernly, about the recent launch of the Cornwall Morphology and Drawing Centre (CMADC) at CAST in Helston.

CMADC is the project of Falmouth School of Art Associate Lecturer Gemma Anderson, and a group of Falmouth BA(Hons) Drawing students attended the launch.

CMADC launch

BA(Hons) Drawing at The Heseltine Gallery, Truro

The Falmouth School of Art is pleased to announce a joint drawing exhibition between Falmouth’s BA(Hons) Drawing students, and students from Truro School, at Truro School’s Heseltine Gallery.

The Big Draw workshop at The Heseltine Gallery

The Big Draw workshop at The Heseltine Gallery

 

Students from both institutions collaborated in a workshop to celebrate The Big Draw 2014. The workshop was creative and exciting and presented students with the opportunity to collaborate on a large scale drawing project.

Also featured at The Heseltine Gallery is work by Falmouth’s Drawing students from their touring exhibition, Scope, which comes to Truro following display at the RKB Gallery in London, and The Ariel Centre in Totnes.

Exhibition open Saturday 21 November to Saturday 29 November inclusive | Saturdays 10-5pm; Monday to Friday 5-7pm

Big Draw Workshop – art and science

See this new blog post from the Natural History Museum, about a Big Draw workshop co-run by Falmouth BA(Hons) Drawing Associate Lecturer Gemma Anderson.

The group consisted of mathematicians, psychiatrists, RCA students, museum scientists and the editor of New Scientist – observed; they wrote, drew from observation and drew from memory, guided by Anderson and co-facilitator William Latham.