STAFF at students at Dudley College were encouraged to channel their inner artist as they joined in the largest drawing festival in the world.

Participants were asked to sketch, scribble or draw something which expressed themselves, on a large canvas which covered the hall floor.

The initiative formed part of the Big Draw, organised by the Campaign for Drawing, which aims to get everybody drawing.

Ben Gamble, centre manager for Art and Design explained: “Everybody has the capability of drawing, but many lack confidence. This fun event hopefully helped people rediscover how much they enjoy drawing.”