The Big Draw gives youngsters an art attack!

TOP DRAW! -- youngsters Luke Severn, Isa Ackroyd and Theo Dixon with some of their artwork

TOP DRAW! -- youngsters Luke Severn, Isa Ackroyd and Theo Dixon with some of their artwork

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PENCILS and crayons in hand, children of Hucknall enjoyed an art attack in the town when they took part in the nationwide scheme, The Big Draw.

For several weeks, youngsters have been creating colourful pictures — through the Butlers Hill and Broomhill Children’s Centre, Annie Holgate Infant and Nursery School, Hucknall National Out Of School Club, Butlers Hill Infant and Nursery School and the town’s Library.

All their hard work culminated in a big exhibition launched at the Library on Market Place last weekend.

Forty-two children and 38 adults were on hand to see dozens of pictures unveiled in the children’s section of the venue.

Subjects ranging from animals and transport to local landmarks were depicted in artwork that will be on show for several weeks.

Other attractions at the launch included face-painting and the chance to explore the Library.

Sharon Wells, of the Library, said: “The children worked really hard, and the whole thing was a good partnership.”

The Big Draw is a national initiative that was set up in 2000 to promote drawing.

It takes the form of a month-long festival in October, with thousands of events up and down the country. Hundreds of venues invite all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings.