Big Draw Weekend 2015

Our lighthouse and visitor centre site is set in dramatic coastal scenery and is full of story inspiration; from the lives of the lighthouse keepers to the sea birds and the way new technologies have been embraced throughout history.  We are delighted to be opening again this year to take part in the national Big Draw event.

The national theme of this year’s Big Draw is “Every Drawing Tells a Story”.

The event will include drawing activities for all ages and abilities. We’ll help you start your drawing journey around our site with activity sheets and line drawings to draw into and to prompt ideas - imagine what the birds might see in their day from the air or the lighthouse keepers from the tower.

Graphics in our displays and the thirteen visitor viewpoints are full of inspiration. We’ll provide charts and handouts to find these around the site.

In the Education Centre, artist in residence for October, Sandra Hammer, will lead a collaborative drawing project, which everyone will be able to join in with - adding their ideas and drawing from their own story sheets. Sandra is an experienced teacher and artist, and is returning to Shetland to continue research on our coastal scenery for her paintings.

Drawing media will be available to all our visitors and many approaches to drawing and recording ideas will be encouraged .

The Big Draw event is free.

Season ticket holders will also be able to access all of the interior site displays: the Radar Hut, Marine Life Centre, Engine Room and Smiddy will be open. For non-ticket holders a concession day rate applies of £3.00 per adult or £1.50 per child aged 5 to 16, children under 5 are free.

Absolute beginners to drawing are very welcome and this could be a good place to start exploring!