Framing the Elephant

A day of pop up drawing for people who draw and people who don’t!

Stop, look, and draw.

We’re so busy that sometimes we don’t look very carefully. Why not take 10 minutes or half an hour to look, and do a little drawing. It might make you see things differently.

This is an opportunity to create fast, fun drawings of the view from inside London College of Communication. Our student ambassadors will work with you to select a view and draw what you see inside a removable frame placed on the window in our Typo Cafe. Outside the College there will be some unexpected items in the form of brightly coloured, abstract shapes taken from famous paintings. Have a wander around, find or alter a view, stick up your frame and start drawing.

Please see London College of Communication website for more information.

Grace Adam is a practising artist and lecturer. She trained as a painter, and went on to complete her M.A. in Sculpture and Installation at Chelsea College of Art & Design.  Following this she was Fellow at the College for a year.  She holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning.

Grace lectures at London College of Communication, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Courtauld Institute, The National Portrait Gallery, Foundling Museum, Frieze and Tate. Her teaching includes drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, colour theory and ideas generation. She has a very good knowledge of art history, including contemporary practice, and is able to help students to contextualise their practice, understand vital ideas and concepts that artists use, and to generate their own.

In her own practice, Grace works between drawing, painting and sculpture, and is particularly interested in our environments, how we build, negotiate and use them. She exhibits regularly and has been Artist in Residence at institutions including The Museum of Domestic Architecture, The Whitechapel Gallery, HMP Prison Gartree, and Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, HMC Budapest, as well as many schools and colleges.

Image: courtesy of London College of Communication