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‘Drawing is Free’ was created in 2013 by artist Chloe Briggs in Paris.

Published: September 2022
The artist Chloe Briggs is drawing a flower in red chalk on a white wall


Drawing is Free is an initiative designed to bring people together around the pleasure and practice of drawing. It began as an invitation to a school community – students, faculty, administration, support staff and friends – to draw together. The idea was to offer drawing sessions that were free to attend and were free from judgement and critique (often reasons why people stop drawing).

The heart-beat of the project settled into weekly meetings for one hour on Monday mornings. Each participant took it in turns to draw and to be drawn to the length of one track of music.

In March 2020 in lockdown, these sessions transferred online and participants join from around the world.

Drawing is Free collaborates with and has been commissioned by different institutions to design free educational resources  and events to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and experience to draw.

Recent commisions include:

DRAWING PROJECTS UK 
TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE
AGA KHAN CENTRE GALLERY
FOUNDATION PRESS
ECOLE DU BREUIL

Drawing is Free has been supported by the Arts Council England, Mairie de Paris, and various respected Arts and Education institutions in the U.K. and Europe.

In June 2022, Chloe launched a Patreon with the ambition to grow Drawing is Free’s scope and reach. 



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