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  1. Patrick Harte
    November 7, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    I will be running a drawing session with thirty or so Indonesian students learning About English culture. It would be good for me to include this resource / challenge as a project for them on Monday at Bracknell Open Learning Centre And Owlsmoore learning centre in Sandhurst.
    Rgds
    Patrick

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      November 7, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

      Thank you Patrick that’s great! – We’re overwhelmed by the response to the Challenge – schools and arts orgs from all over the Uk and beyond have signed up – its great to think of all those people drawing! Plesae keep in touch! Best wishes
      Paula, AccessArt

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  2. Peter Tinkler
    November 8, 2014 @ 9:17 am

    I run a drawing and painting class every Thursday evening for adults, mainly students, and I have done some of these exercises with them. I realise you intend these exercises for children but my class were stunned with how much they enjoyed and benefitted from them. It shocks me how drawing is largely neglected at Art University. Even the illustration students I get have such a generally mediocre standard of drawing skill, including perspective, instead the emphasis is placed more on Photoshop and collage.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      November 11, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

      Thanks for getting in touch Peter. I heard Wendy Dagworthy on the radio last week taking about how few BA fashion design students had actually used a sewing machine when they arrived on the course… I think its vital we help support schools at all levels so we don’t lose these skills…

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  3. veronica lindsay-addy
    November 8, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    I volunteer to run a Creative Carer’s Group that meets 6 times a year for a 2 hour session. Most of the carers lack confidence in drawing, saying they have not really practised since school days (and we are mainly aged 50+) so this has been a long time. So I am interested in trying out a drawing project. I do not have any student drawings to show but have been trying to draw everyday as part of Octobers Big Draw, so have attached an image from that.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      November 11, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

      Hello veronica I really hope the projects gets them drawing!

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  4. jacqui pedder
    November 8, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    I will be running a lunchtime drawing challenge club for Year 6 pupil in my school

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      November 11, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

      Hi Jacqui – lucky them! I bet you get a good response and thank you for joining in

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  5. patricia furniss
    November 11, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    As someone who works with people who have learning difficulties I. Guess this project will be a wonderful resource for me to use.I look forward to getting started
    Regards

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      November 11, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

      That’s great I hope you find it really useful – keep us posted as to how you all get on!

      best wishes

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  6. Camilla
    November 12, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    Using the drawing challenge for my extra art club mainly year 7 children. Hoping it will encourage them to draw every day in their sketchbooks.

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  7. Miranda
    November 12, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    I would like to run the challenge at our after-school art club, but I also told the headteacher about it to see if we could add it to the curriculum.

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  8. Sam Downer
    November 13, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    We are going to be taking part in the drawing challenge at St. John’s through Years 3 to 8.

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  9. Jane Bower
    November 19, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    I’m aiming to use some ideas from the excellent Drawing Challenge with the trainee Early Years and Primary teachers I tutor at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge Uni. I have already used the continuous line drawing idea for some years ( btw, are people aware of the amazing continuous line drawings of Dr. Ed Munn? Do look them up if not – talk about taking things to extremes! – fascinating) along with some of the ideas and methods of Betty Edwards (equally fascinating). Thankyou Paula – can’t wait for your book to arrive!

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  10. Paula Briggs, AccessArt
    November 20, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    Thank you to everyone who has told us where they’ll be running session! We’re have over 600 schools, arts orgs and individuals signed up now! We’re starting work on the gallery so pls do use http://www.wetransfer.com to send us your files!

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  11. Thomas D
    February 23, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    Great initiative. I wish that somebody had offered something similar to me when i were a kid. It’s never too late to start, though. I just recently started drawing every day and have made some great progress in only a few months. I truly believe that children and adults alike can benefit a lot from making drawing a habit. It’s another way of expressing and communicating and it gets you in tough with the right part of the brain!

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  12. Ann James
    March 6, 2015 @ 10:37 pm

    Hi Paula, We’d love to get this cracking in Australia – Lots and lots of great drawing down here – and The Big Draw – And this looks a fun initiative.
    We’ve been having fun drawing with magic pencil and painting with mud in our workshops lately –
    Thanks
    Ann

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      March 6, 2015 @ 10:46 pm

      Hello Ann, great to have you onboard – and i LOVE the mud drawing! Keep in touch with all you do! Best wishes
      Paula

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  15. Anna Linch
    May 28, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

    I really enjoyed putting some of your book’s ideas into action today, Paula! Holiday Art Club were stretched out on the floor alongside long strips of paper, working to capture the winding form of a vine using willow charcoal. I have loads more great images to share! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. sophie
    October 31, 2015 @ 3:54 pm

    i think this is a great way to get children away from the electrical devices and to the table to create some wonderful pieces of art.

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  17. rose
    June 18, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

    its amazing

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