Spending time by water, enjoying nature and taking part in creative activities can make us feel happier and healthier, so let's go outdoors on a SketchCrawl!

The 2020 Big Green Draw Festival. A climate of change. The Big Green Draw

What is a SketchCrawl?

SketchCrawling is a really fun way to share your love of drawing or to give drawing a go, maybe for the very first time. SketchCrawls are open to everyone, whatever their age or ability and are a fun activity to do together as a family bubble.

The idea of a SketchCrawl is to walk around stopping at various places to capture the things you see around you, there are no rules, you can draw whatever catches your eye and we think you’ll find lots of drawing inspiration along our canals and rivers. 

What equipment do I need?

You’ll need paper to sketch on, a pencil, coloured pencils or crayons to sketch with and you’ll also want to be dressed for the outdoors.

Top tip!

Framing the subject of your sketch can help you to stay focused. Have a go at making this easy picture frame made from sticks and twine to take on your SketchCrawl. 

Where can I take part in a SketchCrawl?

We’ve got 2,000 miles of canals and rivers that run through towns, cities and countryside, all with lots of interesting things to sketch. Use the link below to find your local canal or river.  

We'd love to see your sketches, share them with us on the Explorers Twitter and Facebook pages.