A big draw at Mr Hogarth's house

The William Hogarth Trust joins artistic campaign

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Saturday 15 October,

12 noon to 5pm
Hogarth’s House, Hogarth Lane,

Great West Road, London, W4 2QN

Call 020 8994 6757 for further details or see www.drawingpower.org.uk

Admission Free

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Hogarth's House and garden will be participating in this year's Big Draw event for the very first time. 

Organised by The William Hogarth Trust in partnership with CiP, this event will provide budding artists of all ages the opportunity to draw in the very same place that William Hogarth created his works of art.  The day will also provide a chance to contribute to a very large shared drawing in the exhibition gallery. This and other works from the day will be on display at the House until the end of December so that others can see the results of the Big Draw Day.

Hogarth's House will be open a little earlier than usual at 12 noon and will close at 5pm. Admission is free and modest refreshments will also be available for those who take part.  Anyone can join in and paper, pencils and crayons will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own (though not paints or pastels, please), and to work in the House or its garden.

Jason Bowyer and Chrissy Blake are the key organisers for the William Hogarth Trust and have invited a few other local artists to join in during the afternoon. Members of the Covent Garden Minuet Company, who have performed at earlier William Hogarth Trust events, will also be there, in 18th century costume, to provide unusual subjects for your sketches.

The Campaign for Drawing was initiated in 2000 by The Guild of St George, a small charity founded by John Ruskin, the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary. Ruskin saw drawing as the basis of visual thought. His mission was not to teach people how to draw, but how to see. Over 1500 events across the UK each October demonstrate drawing's power to make us see, think, invent, act and enjoy.

Now in it's sixth year, venues across the UK are planning an exciting programme for The Big Draw 2005 - with hundreds of events for adults and children - involving artists, designers, architects, cartoonists, illustrators, scientists and the Campaign's own patrons. These activities are mainly free and widely accessible. They draw on every kind of subject - from landscapes, architecture, portraiture and still lives to the imaginary, optical, digital and scientific.

The Big Draw 2005 runs throughout October and organisers are still looking to invite more venues, particularly historic and natural heritage sites, to take part. Registration for organisers of Big Draw 2005 events is still open. 

October 5, 2005