February Drawing Meet!!! - Thursday 26 Feb 2015

Dear Drawing Peeps,

It has been way to long... but we are finally back after a little break and very excited to have a new date for your diaries: 26 Feb!!! Join us for the usual drawing fun over a pint (or two). We will even have some new drawing activities planned for you, inspired by our lovely friends from  Drink and Draw Cork, which we are very much looking to testing out...

As ever, all ages and abilities welcome, just bring whatever art supplies you might have lying around. If you don't have any don't worry - materials will be available for those who require them (or those who forget their pencil cases).

Location to be confirmed so do check our page nearer the time for more info.

Cant' wait to see you all - we've missed you!


BDC @ Bowie Night, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, 19 June 7 - 10pm!

We’re very excited to be taking part in Bowie Night – a celebration of David Bowie’s music and the links to Jeremy Deller’s work in English Magic, at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. We’ll be making a large, collaborative collage/drawing, creating surreal characters inspired by Bowie – shape-shifter and master of reinvention!

Just as Bowie took ideas, styles and lyrics from many sources and brought them into the mainstream, we’ll cut and paste from magazines, newspapers and postcards, transforming existing images into something new. There will be unexpected collisions of pictures, drawings and text, and any rules are there to be broken! Materials will include coloured, holographic and patterned papers, lots of found images from different sources, glitter, pens, coloured pencils and other drawing materials, tape, butterfly clips.…and our imaginations!

BDC member and Bristol-based artist Ellen Wilkinson will be leading the drop-in workshop.

It promises to be a really fun night, with performances by The (Greatness Of The Magnificence) Fantasy Orchestra, art, talks and more, including a chance to strike a pose in the photo booth and a prize for the best Bowie inspired fancy dress.

Unfortunately the event is already sold out, so for those of you who are lucky enough to have a ticket, we’ll see you there for lots of collage/drawing action!

BDC @ Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, 15 April 2014

- Meet 48 -

Hi Folks,

It's a little while ago but here they are finally...photos from our last event @ Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery as part of the current Jeremy Deller exhibition 'English Magic'! A magical day indeed, filled with drawing fun led by an especially fantastic team of volunteers!

Big thanks go to these same amazing volunteers, without whom the day just wouldn't have been as much fun, to Bristol Museum for inviting us to take part, as well as of course to the fabulous and very talented artists who produced our big collaborative drawing.  We enjoyed seeing and sharing your work; here are a few links to some of their websites - well worth a peek! www.joannebavinartist.weebly.com, www.sarahconradsen.com, www.pennytristram.co.uk...

See you all soon for more drawing-related activities! BDC x

BDC @ Be In Bristol, 27 March 2014

– MEET 47 –

What fun to meet again after our short post Christmas break! Great turn out, colourful venue and, as always, awesome drawings all round. Thanks to all who came along for a fantastic evening (also thank you to those who brought paper). Can't wait to see you all again very soon (we won't leave it so long this time).