Just Days Hours Minutes Seconds

The Big Draw, La Festa del Dibuix is a day in which artists, illustrators, architects and designers, amongst others, both recognised as well as emerging, propose amusing workshops for everybody who wants to experiment, in a free, spontaneous and free-of charge way, in the world of drawing.

Organised and promoted by the Museu Picasso de Barcelona. Part de The Big Draw (formally The Campaign for Drawing).

Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention.


El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria
Plaça comercial, 12
Anna Anglès Logàldica The Art tournament has begun!
El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria
Plaça comercial, 12
Anna Anglès Medievart Enter, paint, run, invent and form part of the history of this castle.
Ethnological Museum
Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona
Montcada, 12
Joaquim Arnal Illustrate your “Indiana”! Do you want to print and illustrate your handkerchiefs? In this workshop you will be able to make your own creation following the printing system of yesteryear.
Eina-Espai Barra de Ferro
Barra de Ferro, 2
Irma Arribas Obsceanography A graphic adventure reviewing spatial obscenities.
Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15-23
Sala 0
Luis Bisbe Mileurismes Joint creations as a starting point.
Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15-23
Pati Finestres
Joana Cera We are in the clouds! Come and draw them. Look up at the sky: what drawings can we see in the clouds?
Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15-23
Centre de Coneixement i Recerca
Óscar Delmar Re-invent Anything that our hands can reach can have a new life as a "pictorial-collage".
Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15-23
Plaça Jaume Sabartés
Diego Mallo Post It. Communicate, share, inspire! An invitation to colonise the space and to share perceptions, memories, resolutions, tastes and interests, drawing on post-its, and that which they have changed today.
Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15-23
Pati Noguera
Jacqueline Molnár and David Torrents The Refugee Suitcase If you had to flee from your city and you could only take one thing, what would it be?
La Seca Espai Brossa
Flassaders, 40
Diego Noguera - RAIMA Letters with history Come to the Big Draw to illustrate your favourite letter. Choose a letter of the alphabet and we will trace the marked ductus manuscript, doing straight lines, curves, diagonals and circles until we end up drawing the body of the letter​.
Fundació Gaspar
Montcada, 25
Montse Pena Drawing by rubbing out Stain, rub out, stain again, and rub out again…it’s up to you to put the end!
Carrer de l´Allada Vermell Pin Tam Pon And you? What can you find? What does a pile of shapes randomly spread out on paper suggest to you? Find the drawing hidden under the shapes of Pin Tam Pon!
Blueproject Foundation
Princesa, 57
Placa Turca Bu! Collective experience based around drawing.
Jardins Pou de la Figuera
Carrer del Pou de la Figuera
Yoshi Sislay Drawing in the air Drawings that float, creation on transparent support: drawings and their surroundings that blend in with each other.
Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar
Plaça de Santa Maria del Mar, s/n
Swasky, Maru Godàs and Santi Sallés. Editorial Gustavo Gili Let's draw the sky. Urban Sketching on the rooftop of Santa Maria del Mar Come and draw a view of Barcelona from the rooftop of the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.
Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona
Museu de la Xocolata
Comerç, 36
Mireia Terrado and Montse Valls Sweet imaginary portraits Dare to imagine characters with chocolate and other stuff.
Casal de barri Pou de la Figuera
Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 70
Think Big Fragmentation and colour Workshop where we will emulate the great genius Picasso, based on collage and drawing.
Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15-23
Sala d´actes
Joan Turu Drawing and text, a symbiotic relation Drawings that explain a phrase, and phrases that explain a drawing.
Passeig del Born Marc Vers, Berta Artigal, Laura Soler and Mercè Tous (Apic) Artist’s glasses Come and paint your glasses, to see the world as the artist sees it.
Carrer de l´Allada Vermell Pia Wortham It will change your face Draw your characters and change their face!


20 workshops free of charge for all ages

Day Sunday October 30th
Venue and time Different spaces in the neighbourhoods of la Ribera, Santa Caterina and Sant Pere, from 11.00am to 6.00pm Information point Plaça Jaume Sabartés In the information point you can find identification bracelets for children on which you can note down their names and a contact telephone number to be able to locate the families or the people responsible for them in case they get lost.

Bigdraw in Twitter

Press contact

Museu Picasso de Barcelona
Department of Press and Communication
Anna Bru
Phone 93 256 30 21 / 26

We should inform you that this year the Big Draw coincides with an sport event. During the morning, the accesses between Arc del Triomf and Avinguda Marquès d´Argentera will be closed, so we advise you to use the Jaume I exit from the metro station.


Previous editions:

Big Draw 2016 at Flickr:

Previous editions at Flickr:

Big Draw Barcelona 2015 presentation
Big Draw Barcelona 2014 presentation
Big Draw Barcelona 2013 presentation
Big Draw Barcelona 2012 presentation
Big Draw Barcelona 2011 presentation
Big Draw Barcelona 2010 presentation

Big Draw at Youtube:

Many thanks to all the institutions, workshop leaders, sponsors and collaborators of this 7th edition!

Participating organizations:


With the collaboration of:

With the support of:

It is part of:

© Big Draw, La Festa del Dibuix. Museu Picasso