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ON DEMAND REPLAY: Starting a Visual Diary with Gary Andrews


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This October, come join artist and author, Gary Andrews for a Big Draw Mini-Masterclass that will inspire and instill confidence in you to start the creative habit of sketching and keeping a visual diary.

Learn about the therapeutic benefits of sketching, take a peek into Gary's large collection of sketchbooks from over the years, whilst picking up some useful hints and tips along the way. Gary will also be answering any of your questions, so if you're a big fan of his work, then this is a session not to be missed!

Born in 1961, Gary graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1983 at which point he fell into a career in animation. Over the years he worked on many commercials and pop promos, had a spell at Disney, animated several Beatrix Potter characters as well as Toad from The Wind in the Willows. In 2007 he started working on Fireman Sam and directed the show from 2010 to 2018. He is also a prolific illustrator and can often be seen on the pages of Private Eye, where he has been illustrating the ‘Sylvie Krin’ stories for over 30 years.

He married his wife Joy in 2004 and they have 2 children. Joy died in October 2017 as a result of Sepsis aged just 41. Since her death, his ‘Doodleaday’ diary has gone viral, leading to several radio, podcast and TV appearances where he is passionate to talk about 'positive grieving’.


This session is a recording of an online event that took place on Monday 5th October 2021 on the Zoom Platform. This session is just under 1 hour and after making your purchase, you'll be sent a link to view this recording via YouTube. Please allow a few hours to receive your link.