This event celebrated the wonderful world of drawing. It was a collaboration with Yi Ping Huang of Storyhouse Library, with community artist Helen Jackson contributing her handmade spirographs.
One of the first things we learn to do when we are small is to pick up a crayon and scribble. It is our way to make a mark on the world and is integral to the development of our identity, as well as being lots of fun to do.
However, play isn’t just important for children. Everyone can benefit from the joy of spontaneous creation leading to laughter, happiness and discovery. Drawing can be a type of dreaming where your mind is free to roam and take you to make believe destinations when you allow your imagination to take over.
One way to access this wonderful dreamlike state, which some artists call reverie or the state of flow, is through drawing and play. Play enables our brains to relax and develop a sense of curiosity and develop creative solutions to problems.
We believe that everyone can draw, so we asked visitors to Storyhouse to pick up crayons, pens and bring their friends, to express themselves through mark-making.