Free drawing workshops alongside the Drawn Together exhibition in Cardiff

Thousands of drawings from around Wales will go on display throughout October 2018 in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. The display, that aims to create a visual description of Wales today, is the result of Wales’s largest community drawing project, ‘Drawn Together’ and has been delivered by Coast Lines and Voluntary Arts Wales.

Over the course of 6 months, artists, schools, businesses, community groups, locals and visitors alike were all invited to take a few moments out of their day and draw what they could see. Castles, beaches, mountains and lakes, iconic scenes began being uploaded to the project’s website, accompanied by sketches of more familiar and mundane yet equally valued views. Teapots and sinks, door steps and desks, sofas and gardens, all captured through a shared creative activity has resulted in Wales being drawn together.

To coincide with display of drawings, throughout October there will be free drawing workshops in the Museum, led by the artists behind Drawn Together, giving others the chance to participate in the project.

Further details and booking can be found at

Thursday 4 October 2018

11:00 - Charcoal drawing workshop with artist Christine Mills

14:00 - Drawn Together workshop with artist Amy Sterly

Saturday 6 October 2018 

14:00 - 'Drawn to the Collections' – Drawing in the museum with artist Maria Hayes 

Friday 12 October 2018 

10:00 & 14:00 – Drawing workshop and talk with artist Lee John Phillips 

Wednesday 17 October 2018 

14:00 - 'A walk through the museum' – Drawing workshop with artist Elizabeth Stonhold 

Friday 19 October 2018 

11:30 - 'So you think you can't draw?' – Drawing workshop with artist Allison R Neal 

Saturday 20 October 2018 

14:00 - 'What's in the museum?' - Children's drawing workshop with artist Elizabeth Stonhold 

Wednesday 24 October 2018 

14:00 - 'A study of sculptures' – Drawing workshop with artists Elizabeth Stonhold & Gareth Coles

Friday 26 October 2018

14:00 - 'Magic Drawings' – Drawing workshop with artist Jane Barnes

Tuesday 30 October 2018 

14:00 - 'Story tiles - making stories from inside the museum' – Drawing workshop with artist Elizabeth Stonhold

Saturday 3 November 2018

14:00 - Drawn Together workshop with artist Kim James-Williams

Materials for all workshops will be provided

Drawn Together will be in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, from 2 October to 4 November 2018. Drawn Together was made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Wales, the Ashley Family Foundation, Arwain Sir Benfro, Awards for All Wales and Staedtler.

For further information, please contact Gareth Coles on [email protected]