If you are receiving my newsletter or are familiar with this blog, you probably already heard of The Big Picture Art Project 🙂
It is an exciting collective art project launched a few months ago by Sophie Babeanu (http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/) and I.
In this project, people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings and stories.
Here is a short video that explains the concept:
We would love to have your drawings in the Big Picture Art Project! So if you did not participate yet, you can do so here
Here is what has been happening with the Big Picture in the last months:
Sponsors and giveaways
We are very happy to have The Artist Network, Imagination International (Copic markers), Strathmore papers and Speedball as our sponsors. This allows us to organize bi-monthly giveaways of art supplies to the most interesting contributions. The next giveaway will happen on May 15th, all participants are automatically entered.
The Big Picture reached its first milestone of 1000 uploads a few months ago
We are very happy to have had participants from more than 50 countries.
Monia Blanchet shot a video of Sandrine in her studio for the French television of Radio Canada British Columbia .
We have been invited and organized a few activities in North Vancouver to get people to draw and participate in the project.
Collaborations with teachers
On our website we published resources for artists and instructors as we strongly encourage them to use the Big Picture as a spring board for a class or workshop.
If you are a teacher or know one, we welcome your participation!
Catherine Schechter ‘s lesson plan:
Catherine is a teacher with North Vancouver School District 44, North Vancouver, and an art teacher with Artists For Kids. She holds a Bachelor of Education from The University of British Columbia and a Fine Arts Diploma from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She also studied Studio Fine Arts at The University of Alberta and Mount Alison University. Catherine received an Excellence in Teaching award, Intermediate level, from the BC Art Teachers Association in 2015
Erica Weiss ‘ class notes for her art class with high school students
Erica is an art teacher at Bodwell High School in North Vancouver. She holds an Honours degree in History in Art from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. In 2016, she completed her Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Victoria. She enjoys painting with oil and acrylic, and you view her paintings at www.ericaweissart.com.
New ideas of techniques you can use to take part of the project
If you are looking for inspiration, we shared a page with lots of resources that can give you ideas to participate in the project