Hayes School Big Draw
Organised by Catherine McKenna, Head of Art
As part of a fundraising drive for UNICEF’s East Africa Famine Campaign, Hayes School’s Big Draw events took place in its most public areas, including the Hall and canteen. All students participated and were joined by staff, senior members of the community and local primary school pupils. The menu of activities included postcard self-portraits, a large scale map of the school grounds drawn collaboratively in the style of Austrian artist, Hundertwasser, life-sized ‘arty bodies’ of themselves outlined and then decorated on huge sheets of paper, and anticipating the Olympics, experimental drawings of the figure in motion. Each activity was designed to connect subject areas and to involve students who were not studying art at exam level. This Big Draw week raised over £1000 for the school’s chosen charity.
The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust Awards
The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust aims to increase public appreciation of the arts and music. Their awards recognise educators, artists, teachers and others who use The Big Draw to extend participants’ perception of drawing and to engage them in innovative activities. They reward organisers whose events relate to their setting, local environment or community, show a clear purpose and good results. Individual drawings may have been used to create a collective artwork, or a public display to celebrate participants’ achievements.