Creative events are a big draw at city’s museum

6 October 2011

Visitors will be encouraged to leave their mark on a giant artwork as part of the Campaign for Drawing and Big Draw Day event on Saturday 08 October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.

Art tutors will be on hand from 10.30am until 3.30pm so visitors can drop-in and contribute to the piece of art which this year is fabulous creatures. All materials will be provided.

This free event has been organised by Aberdeen City Council's Arts Development team and the museum as part of the national annual month-long Big Draw festival which sees 1,000 events held during October in museums, schools and libraries and heritage sites across Britain.

A series of free children's art and craft workshops are also on offer during October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

To coincide with the new temporary exhibition With Scott to the Pole at the museum workshops will offer children aged 6 - 11 years old the opportunity to create an Antarctic scene and make some penguins, seals and whales.

The workshops will be held from 11am until 12.30pm on Tuesday 11 October, Friday 14 October, Tuesday 18 October and Friday 21 October.

Advance booking is required by telephoning Lynsey Merrick at Aberdeen Maritime Museum on (01224) 337710.

To round off the fortnight of activities the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society will host a free drop-in event of fun activities from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday 22 October at the museum.

Open to all ages there will be life size cut outs of sea creatures including an 11 metre long Minke whale, an opportunity to 'touch and feel' dolphin skulls and bones and the use of a blubber glove to see how dolphins keep warm. Advance booking is not required for this event.

  • The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which works to raise the profile of drawing and promotes it as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.