Wednesday, 17 June 2009


This week I got an email telling me about the Big Draw campaign coming up later this year. It is a yearly event which is all about encouraging more people to draw, lots of events will be out on across the country to try and get as many people drawing as possible. This got me thinking back to my school art days.

I personally can’t remember the last time I did a sketch or drew something. As adults unless we are good at something we tend not to do it which I think is a shame and I think is a big problem with art. Because people like to judge art and when someone tells you that a piece of art you have done is terrible you take it personally, not many people want to invest time in something just to get ripped apart. However for me I think it is a shame with art that we are too worried with what people think of our end product rather than concentrating on the fun or experience we had making the piece.

I think it is important that we keep as many of our creative channels and outlets open as possible. Even if you just do art for yourself I think it is important to participate in as being creative and keeping your mind creative can help you in other areas of your life and the way you approach situations.

It is important that we encourage young people to participate in art in all forms and that we encourage adults to get back in to it. Drawing is such an inexpensive hobby and it is so accessible for people to take up. I hope that this event encourages lots of people to come back to drawing and get in to a creative mindset.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"
”Shaking up the Youth of Today”


Court said...

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Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Very cool. Make changes for GOOD!! If just a few people kicked-ass as well as you, there'd be more peace and love on earth. Keep up the good work. God bless.