07 Oct, 2016
10 : 00
On Friday, September 30 our Primary students, teachers and parents came together for our annual art event, The Big Draw.
This is the sixth consecutive year that we’ve hosted this special event which promotes the aims of Campaign for Drawing, a non-profit UK based arts foundation. Campaign for Drawing aims to encourage drawing as a fun activity that facilitates individual artistic expression.
The Big Draw is the foundation’s biggest event of the year attracting participation from schools in more than 22 countries. It is in fact the world’s largest drawing festival and YCIS was the first international school in Hong Kong to host the global art event.
This year’s Big Draw theme was entitled ‘The S.T.E.A.M Powered Big Draw’. The theme celebrates the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. A wide range of fun drawing activities took place on the day and during the Big Draw Week linked to the theme and to our curriculum. Our students were also invited to come up with a creative idea for their clothing to match the theme.
Our Artists-in-Residence designed many enjoyable activities for our students, giving them the opportunity to experience a wide range of artistic mediums such as painting, charcoal drawings, paper mask making and mosaics.
The Big Draw event is aligned to our school motto, ‘Culture and the Arts,’ and continues to be one of the most popular events on the Primary School calendar. We look forward to participating again next year.