People from all walks of life are being encouraged to take part in the "largest drawing project in Wales".

'Drawn Together' by Voluntary Arts Wales is an arts project which anyone can contribute, all you need is paper and a pencil.

Amy Sterly, an artist from Llanfair Caereinion, is running a series of free workshops across Powys for all abilities.

The work will be collected and included in a national digital sketchbook which can be seen online.

"It's a project that tries to get people involved with creative things," said Amy.

"The only criteria is that the sketches needs to be in black and white and gives an impression of an area in Wales, like the image of Lake Vyrnwy which people love to do. But you don't have to do the iconic shots, you can draw a cup of coffee - anything that's around you! 

"It really is an exciting project that shows the diversity of all the areas in Wales. It started in May and there are nine artists in different parts of Wales setting up free workshops for anyone to join. The concept is really simple, you can even draw in your own sketchbook then share it on social media using #DrawnTogetherWales."

The artwork will then go on display at exhibitions in October at the Senedd and the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. Free bus travel will be available to take participants to the Welsh capital to see their creative work.

When are the workshops taking place?

Wednesday, June 20

3pm - Castle Fine Arts Foundry at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (next to Tanat Supplies)

7pm - Ponthafren, Longbridge Street in Newtown

Thursday, June 21

11am - Ponthafren, Broad Street in Welshpool

Sunday, July 8

Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway 'Vintage Day' with a train ride to Welshpool costing £5.

If you would like to get your group involved in the project, then contact Amy at or 07963 485556.