|2007 ‘Drawn to the Wild Wood’ Runner Up Inspiration Award
All the primary school children in Chislehurst were given a postcard announcing the forthcoming Big Draw event and were invited to draw their own “Wild Wood” picture for our competition. On the day each activity centre was run by volunteers bedecked with badger ears and tail. Our new blue and yellow medieval tent marked out registration. First stop was Rogue’s Gallery to create a self-portrait. The ‘artists’ could choose from a myriad of drawing activities: calligraphy, drawing in the round a 360 degrees panorama of the Common, create a Wild Wood in the pub with painted black trees and warm coloured creatures, storytelling story boards, fancy dress life drawing, over 18’s still life drawing, watercolour master class, butterfly mask making with Bromley Museum, gather together a nature collage in a a sand frame window pane, model a gargoyle in clay, draw and identify local trees or draw the birds of prey as the swooped and soared.