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Explore and Draw: King’s Cross
© Ros Croker/RIBA, British Architectural Library
Exhibitions

Explore and Draw: King’s Cross

Explore and draw some of London’s newest and dynamic public spaces. Using the RIBA’s rich collection as a starting point, you will learn about the history and development of the King’s Cross area before taking to the streets to learn new architectural drawing skills using a variety of tools and techniques. For ages 18+ and all abilities.

About the Day

Explore and Draw: King’s Cross
Saturday 23 February 2019, 11am to 4pm
For ages 18+

Explore and draw some of London’s newest and dynamic public spaces. Starting at the RIBA in the morning, you will study a selection of the British Architectural Library’s world-class collection of photos, books and journals to learning about the history of architectural developments around King's Cross and its locality. This will provide you with context for the day to inspire your own thinking and creative drawing work.

We will then take to the streets for an onsite walking and drawing tour around the King’s Cross, Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard areas. We’ll see the history and evolution of this ever-expanding development first hand and try out new drawing skills whilst on the move. Returning to the RIBA at the end, we will continue drawing and debate the effect of privately owned public spaces and what it means for the future of the city.

By the end of the day, you will have gained a greater knowledge of the history as well as current and future architectural developments around King's Cross and have learnt new architectural drawing skills using a variety of tools and techniques.

About the Event

This course is led by artist and educator Katie Kennedy for students and adults aged 18 and over.

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to engage actively with architecture through drawing. No previous experience necessary.

All drawing materials will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks. Online booking in advance is essential.

Accessibility

We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us to discuss the route for specific tours and events.

Prices

  • £70 standard ticket
  • £60 for RIBA Members, Students, or Friends