Play with Print at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Wednesday 31 October, 11 – 3pm as part of the annual The Big Draw Festival which celebrates drawing in all its forms world-wide. Halloween themed Play with Print is in association with artist Stephen Fowler.

Budding artists of all ages and skills are invited to drop in to the City Art Gallery and Museum and try out printing all manner of ghosts, black cats, toads, owls, witches and wizards. Over the course of the day everyone will contribute to a collective print picture and participants can take a number of prints home with them.

Stephen Fowler is an artist and illustrator specialising in DIY printmaking, his work is held and exhibited in galleries and museum collections across the UK, Europe and North America. Stephen will demonstrate how to make creative rollers and rubber stamps as well as an archive of his own rubber stamps being available for use.

Kate Phillipson, Access and Learning Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum said: “This is the perfect Halloween activity for budding artists of all abilities and we are delighted to be working with Stephen Fowler to deliver the workshop. We are particularly pleased that our event is part of such a wonderful national initiative as The Big Draw Festival, in our view the City Art Gallery and Museum is then perfect place to get drawing and printing, we think it will be a fun – and spooky – day!”

Play with Print is a family drop in session, no booking is required however materials are £3 per person. The session runs from 11am – 3pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018 as part of The Big Draw. Find out more at: http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/

Launched in October 2000, The Big Draw Festival has encouraged over four million people back to the drawing board. It has notched up two world records – for the longest drawing in the world (one kilometre) and the greatest number of people drawing simultaneously (over 7,000). The first Big Draw Festival in 2000 attracted 180 partner organisations. Since then, the number had risen to over 1,000, with over 400,000 people participating each year. What began as a one-day celebration of drawing in October 2000 in the UK, is now an annual month-long festival of drawing across the world.

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