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Pick up your Pencils!
Pick up your pencils and join us this Summer for a special programme of events organised by Museums Sheffield!
Drawing the Summer is a city-wide programme of events aimed at getting us sketching, doodling, and generally getting creative this Summer and we’re proud to be its official sponsors!
There are a number of exhibitions, talks and workshops to get involved in across Sheffield until September, with activities for all age groups and interests. We have chosen our top 5 activities from the programme below – we hope you will be able to join us for some of them!
Drawing with Thread
Topping our list is Drawing the Thread, a workshop led by textile artist Roanna Wells which explores the idea of using hand embroidery as a drawing tool. Roanna will teach all participants how to turn technical stitches into abstract marks to create a unique textile piece.
12 June at the Millennium Gallery 1 – 4pm
Charcoal Figure Drawing
This relaxed workshop is aimed at those who have always wanted to have a go at figure drawing. Led by artist Carole Baugh, Charcoal Figure Drawing will explore the ancient tradition in an informal way, making it suitable for all ages and abilities.
17 July at the Millennium Gallery 1 – 4pm
Everything but the Scent – the Art of Botanical Illustration
Nature lovers will relish this opportunity to work alongside Sheffield Florilegium Society for an introduction into botanical illustration. Working from fresh plant specimens, society members will share their techniques for creating detailed, and scientifically accurate, sketches.
23 July at the Graves Gallery 1 – 4pm
Quick on the Draw
Quick on the Draw is a family activity aiming to prove that everyone can draw! There will be a host of games and activities planned that will get you sketching away, no matter what your ability.
14 June at the Winter Gardens 10am – 4:30pm
Sunday Sketching in the Pub
Take a trip to the legendary Sheffield Tap for a relaxing afternoon of sketching and drawing. Surrounded by impressive Edwardian plasterwork, fancy chandeliers, and a microbrewery there’s plenty to keep those pencils doodling! There will be a short introduction at 1:30pm, but you can pop in throughout the afternoon. Artistic help will be on hand for those who need it and all materials will be provided.
13 July at the Sheffield Tap 1:30 – 4pm
If our top 5 has whet your appetite, head over to Museums Sheffield for a full run down of events.
We hope to see you there!