Big Draw 2019

Plans are underway to encourage drawing across the University for Big Draw this October, 2019. The Big Draw is is a visual literacy charity that promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. The theme for 2019 is ‘Drawn to life: creativity and wellbeing’:

Call for drawing tips to be included in booklet for new students

There is a plan to produce a booklet as part of this year’s The Big Draw.  This will be an A5 booklet with drawing suggestions, tips/exercises for new students arriving for their induction week.

The aim is to include suggestions about how drawing can support learning and thinking – making visual notes in lectures, observing and recording, creating storyboards to plan presentations, sketching to generate ideas, etc – plus ideas on drawing for pleasure, health and wellbeing. This might include various ideas about how drawing can be calming, focussing and help reduce anxiety.

If you’d like to make a contribution, please send 1 – 2 sentences of clear text, plus a simple, graphic image, to Philippa Lyon ( by July 5th. This would need to reproduce well at a small scale for the booklet

Digital drawing

Learning technology colleagues Rob Englebright and Katie Piatt are also working with Pauline Ridley of the CLT on a Studentcentral widget that can be used for digital doodling and sketching.