London College of Communication is holding a free drawing workshop at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre this Saturday 14 July.  

Elephant and Castle residents and visitors can join in a free drawing workshop this weekend, which aims to make drawing less daunting and more fun.

The ‘Drawing from the Archive’ workshop runs from 10am to 12pm inside London College of Communication’s LCC Studio space within the shopping centre, which also hosts a range of public events and exhibitions throughout the year.

Led by artists and UAL graduates Anna Shelley and Isabelle Cole, the free session is open to people of all ages and abilities, with attending artists encouraged to explore and experiment with materials including pencil, chalk, paper, charcoal, graphite, and carbon paper.

“We use a number of drawing exercises, such as drawing with charcoal attached to the end of a long stick and drawing “negative space”, as well as a wide range of materials – graphite, pencils, chalk, charcoal, using carbon paper – to help participants lose control of the outcomes, and start to enjoy the act of drawing,” Isabelle said.

“We want people to engage with the objects and draw what they see, not what they think is there. Some people think drawing is scary but we want this session to show them that it can be fun and enjoyable!”

The session follows a free stop-motion animation workshop in LCC Studio last month plus a games day where members of the public could play with student-made games.

Tickets are free and open to everyone. Bookings can be made via arts.ac.uk/lcc/events