“Big Draw” at CA Takes on Live Subjects

Colorado Academy just took part in the world’s biggest celebration of drawing.  Over the two-day period and for the fourth consecutive year students from Kindergarten through grade 12 drew farm animals that were brought onto campus. Past events included transportation and architectural themes.

The Big Draw started in the United Kingdom in the year 2000 and has now grown into a month-long festival every year. Big Draw events all over the world involve thousands of arts organizations and Big Draw activities in 20 countries worldwide. Events take place at museums, art galleries, schools, community centers, and more – from the Houses of Parliament in London and the British School of Guangzhou in China to Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

Say the organizers, “Hundreds of new and enjoyable drawing activities connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists – and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, and those who think they can’t.”

Each year, the drawing campaign grows with more and more people joining Big Draw events. The campaign for drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing! Say the Big Draw creators, “Drawing allows us to see the world more clearly, to put our thoughts in order and to communicate them effectively. Drawing is a powerful tool for learning, and a valuable skill for life.”

Special thanks to CA parent Gretchen Kneen for bringing Daisy, the Pony, to John Myers of Llama Colorado of Greenwood Village, to David and Cullen Brink for bringing the bloodhound, and to Rita Lochhead for bringing Ben and Jerry, the Pigmy goats. Lastly, thanks to CA Director of Campus Security for keeping the animals at his house.