The Big Draw 19 (Event 1)

Postcards from a Happy Place

Where: The Stage at RICH MIX
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA

When: Sunday 13 Oct 2019
Time: 11am – 3pm

Topic: Drawing FUN!
For: Families / All ages

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See images of our Big Draw 2018

Postcards from a happy place

Get involved in our BIG DRAW event at Rich Mix, part of the world’s biggest Drawing Festival in 2019.

What is a postcard? What memories do they hold? This year, Art Hoppers invite us to open tiny windows into our personal journey’s by drawing declarations of happiness ready for the post!

Postcards are as much for the postman as they are for those closest to us – A ‘wish you were here’ for all to see. If a postcard inspires the memory of a happy place in miniature, perhaps re-imagining the stories and pictures that go with it are a way of connecting with our happiest and most creatives selves at large.

Join us in partnership with Rich Mix for our BIG DRAW event celebrating communication and the playful visualising of landmark moments in our lives. Paint pictures, design stamps, write messages.

We’ll be tipping our caps to world post day (9th Oct) in gratitude of the global system which launches our intimate stories and helps conversations take flight around the world …

FREE Goodie Bags!

HUGE THANKS to Cowling & Wilcox for supporting our event with glorious art materials including beautiful Daler & Rowney watercolour postcard pads (12 sheets) for you to paint your images on, water colour pencils, paintbrushes, non-soluble fine line pens, pencils, rubbers, travel sticker packs and Cowling Wilcox cards. Rich Mix will also throw in some badges and postal stamps so you’re all set to create personalised postal art!

These will go out as FREE Goodie Bags (worth approx £8 each) to 30 lucky families participating on the day of the event along with Big Draw certificates and stickers!


Artist: Claire WT.

Vote for ‘Postcards from a happy place’!

If you like the sound of our event or enjoyed taking part in it, please vote for ‘Postcards from a happy place‘ to win THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL 2019 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD


“Posting the card we made to our family was a lovely addition to the day.”

Participant at Big Draw 2019

“I absolutely loved getting involved and being encouraged to be as creative as the kids!”

Participant at Big Draw 2019

“It was great sitting and drawing and chatting with new people.”

Participant at Big Draw 2019

“There was a real wide range of crafts.”

Participant at Big Draw 2019

Stats about this project

  • Drawing 40% 40%
  • Watercolour Painting 20% 20%
  • Collage 20% 20%

Applied art disciplines

Participating Families

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- 13 days ago

@RichMixLondon: We had such a great time at Illuminate: Brighten the Mood! 💡 Thank you to everyone who joined us and thank you to @EeshitaAzad and @ArtHoppers 💜 !
h J R

- 17 days ago

@EeshitaAzad @RichMixLondon Woohoo! Yes! Will be great to work together. Let’s have fun! X
h J R

- 17 days ago

@EeshitaAzad: I am really excited about my #EasterWeekend2021 plans at @RichMixLondon! Looking forward to joining forces with @ArtHoppers
h J R

- 24 days ago

Thanks peeps! We had so much fun making this. Explosion = the prefect topic for early years. Lots of talk about crashes and breaking and facial expressions and big arms. ⚡️ KABOOOOM ⚡️
h J R

- 24 days ago

Thanks Dan! Kaboom and Boom! Look at that, bloody brilliant! We had so much fun making this. X
h J R

- 24 days ago

We're back delivering #arted in the PHYSICAL sense. Yesterday #earlyyears enthused over #CorneliaParker's 'Cold Dark Matter - An Exploded View' They were tasked with creating fragments of an exploded craft box on wooden skewers. Clip, stick, slide, push, thread, tie #Happiness
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