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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- 5 days ago

@GomersalArt @accessart Incredible work! So exciting to see.
h J R

- 19 days ago

@mrgeepoet Looking good Mr Gee! HNY 😊
h J R

- 33 days ago

This was fun to make with our friends @RichMixLondon and now part of @The_Big_Draw Xmas package of creative things to do at home! Give our activities a go, share your results and let us know what you think. Merry Christmas all! Here’s to a restful break. X
h J R

- 33 days ago

Woah! If you’re after creative activities, this hamper of ideas will keep you and your family going over the festive season and beyond! Thanks @The_Big_Draw for including us with this lovely bunch of artists! Merry Christmas all, see you in 2022! 🥳 and happy drawing 🖍💫
h J R

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