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National Drawing Day 2018


National Drawing Day has become a major annual event for Museums north and south focusing on a range of drawing activities that invite participants to engage with museum collections or current exhibitions.

Newry and Mourne Museum will be taking part this year with a workshop for children titled ‘Colour Wheel Self Portrait’. Participants will take a brief tour of the Museum’s art collection and after that, they will learn how to draw faces using markers, pencils, and crayons. Children should bring in a photograph of themselves or member of their family.

An adult must accompany children. The session will start at 10.00am – 12pm on Saturday 19 May. This activity is suitable for ages 7 – 11, and an adult must accompany all children. There is a cost of £1.50 per child.

This year we have decided to let some of the grown-ups take part in some of our activities as guest artist Orla Barry hosts 'Explore Drawing for Beginners,’ a class designed for adults who have not had the opportunity to take up drawing before. There will be some quick fun exercises followed by more focused activities inspired by the Museum’s collection, using a mixture of mediums including pencils, charcoal and ink on paper.

The session will start at 1pm – 3pm on Saturday 19 May. This activity is suitable for ages 16 plus. There is a cost of £5 per person.

Numbers for these activities are limited so pre-booking of places is essential.

Contact Details

For more information or to book please telephone Newry and Mourne Museum 028 3031 3178 or email declan.carroll@nmandd.org.

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