Events

The Open Door Big Draw, Cricklewood – 28th October 2012

Creative Cricklewood is inviting local people to join visual artists and story tellers for an engaging day of wonderful stories and imaginative drawing.

You don’t need to know how to do it or to have ever tried drawing before: it’s just about having fun and contributing your marks to a great big drawing that we can all share and enjoy. We will provide the paper, crayons, pencils and the stories: you provide the ears, the eyes and the imaginations!

The project aims to bring different parts of our community together and to mix us up for a while through a shared creative activity that we can all enjoy.

We are kindly hosted for the event by the Brent Mosque and Islamic Centre on Chichele Road in Cricklewood. We will be using the community hall on the basement floor, so will have plenty of room to unroll our paper and spread out on the floor and tables. Around the hall we will have different ‘stations’ to explore:

If you would like to just listen to stories you can do just that.
The stories will reflect and intertwine the rich oral traditions of different cultures and faiths.

Alongside the story tellers there will be various visual artists to lend a hand, encourage and assist you. If you would like to have a demonstration of different techniques for making marks and approaching drawing the teachers will be on station to help you out. We will have a still life set up, a bit of dressing up, various tricks and fun to get you in the mood for scribbling and doodling.

Down the middle of the hall will be a big roll of paper that we can all doodle and draw on. There may be a landscape on it that needs some trees, or a desert that is missing a tent… perhaps a city, with rooms needing furniture and characters from the stories to come to life…

There will be no prizes or judges, no winners or loosers. We don’t need to make Art we just want to explore, experiment and have fun together.

All the materials, paper, pencils, crayons and sharpeners are provided free of charge.

The main entrance to the Mosque is on Howard Road, Cricklewood, however we will be using an entrance on Chichele Road that leads directly to the hall. It is pretty much opposite Sheldon Road.

If you would like to volunteer to help on the project in any way lease drop us an email. creativecricklewood at gmail.com

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