Coldstream Library’s Big Draw

The Big Draw, an annual national event which takes place in 1600 venues across the UK to show how drawing can connect people with their surroundings and the wider community, is coming to Coldstream Library on Saturday, October 15, between 10.30am and 3pm.

Artist Sylvia Home will be on hand to help members of the public add to a giant wall drawing ‘Take a line for a Walk’. They can also try telling their own story through pictures or illustrating a storyline inspired by their favourite book.

People will also be able to have a go at different types of drawing - technical, engineering, representative, sketching or cartoons. All age groups, skill levels and experience are welcome.

Sylvia said: “This truly is an event for everyone. Children instinctively express themselves through drawing but we often lose that confidence as we get older. Through this event, we hope to show that everyone is capable of producing wonderful artwork.”

The Big Draw in Coldstream is a free joint event run by Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) Museums service and Library service as part of the flagship programme from the Campaign for Drawing, its main aim being to get everyone drawing, and Councillor Graham Garvie, SBC’s executive member for culture, sport and community learning is hoping all ages will join in.

He said: “Scottish Borders Council is proud to be part of this campaign. It’s an excellent opportunity for Borderers of any age, ability and social background to take part in this enjoyable nationwide event.”