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I Can't Draw

Re-connect with your inbuilt ability to express yourself and communicate through the making of marks

Can’t draw, but still got something to say?

Humans learn to draw before they learn to speak and write. It’s a creative instinct as old as humanity. So why then, do so many of us end up later in life feeling like we can’t draw? That we don’t have the skills?

I Can’t Draw invites us to re-connect with our inbuilt ability to express ourselves and communicate through the making of marks. Not just with a pencil, but with anything and everything – cameras, light, movement, string, found objects, anything…

What is I Can't Draw?

This project isn’t a competition – it’s a celebration of what it is to be human and our talent to express ourselves beyond words. All of the work created in this national project will be exhibited online by Arts University Bournemouth and celebrated in a public exhibition in Bournemouth in Summer 2022. We will also be hosting an exclusive teacher CPD event for all schools involved in the project.

Want to get your students involved? Use the form below to order your I Can’t Draw pack. Each pack comes with six creative lesson plans that explore drawing and can be easily modified to suit you and your class.

The pack and resources can be adapted for online delivery, perfect for when you're not able to teach face-to-face.

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