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PJ Crook to launch The Big Draw at Gloucestershire College

10 October 2014

Internationally renowned artist, PJ Crook, will be joining Gloucestershire College’s HND Design students on Thursday 16th October, to host The Big Draw at the Gloucester campus.

Between 10am and 4pm, College students, staff and visitors are welcome to pick up a pencil and get sketching with the Cheltenham-based artist, to create a huge work of art for display in the main atrium.

Dubbed ‘the world’s biggest drawing festival’, from 1st October to 2nd November, The Big Draw sees community venues, attractions and colleges across the globe transform into creative spaces to give people of all ages and skills a chance to flex their drawing muscles.

This year’s theme, It’s Our World,  encourages everyone to celebrate their environment, from urban, rural and coastal landscapes, to their homes and gardens. The College’s Big Draw will result in the creation of a mosaic mural made out of hexagon-shaped drawings, in hues of blue, green, yellow and orange.

Lily Winfield, a second year HND Graphic Design student, said: “We’re really excited to be joined by PJ Crook for The Big Draw this year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring the College together in the name of drawing and for people to have their work on the walls for all to see.”

‘Get Creative’ is just one tagline for the College Design students and that is exactly what they hope everyone will do.

Pens, pencils and templates will be provided on the day and participants will be asked to choose one main colour as the base for their drawing, before letting their imaginations and creativity run free.

A successful international artist for over 35 years, PJ Crook is considered to be Cheltenham’s finest art export and was awarded an MBE for services to art in 2011. Her work is much in demand and adorns the walls of countless celebrities, including Jackie Collins, Peter Gabriel and Toyah Wilcox.

Those who would like to take part in leaving a lasting legacy at the College, but are unable to make The Big Draw at the Gloucester campus, can download a hexagonal template from

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