PLAY Drawing Day, with London Drawing Group

2 Sep 2017

Regular opening hours

12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Adults £8, Senior Citizens £6, Concessions £4, under 12s free.

Freud Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Finchley Road
  • Nearest tube: Finchley Road, 5 min walk from Museum
  • Finchley Road & Frognal , 5 min walk from Museum

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London Drawing Group are hosting a day drawing event at the Freud Museum during the Psychoanalysis and Play exhibition.


Taking place across the Freud Museum’s garden, LDG will be offering a number of tutored drop-in sessions centred around the theme of play, intuition and experimentation. The day offers drawing workshops to all levels and ages showing that there is no ‘right’ way to draw. Drawing is meditative, process led, and is often referred to as the ‘Thinking Medium’ - by having fun we are more likely to approach drawing uninhibited, opening up to us its therapeutic and stimulating benefits.

The day begins with a children’s “Invent a Drawing Game” workshop from 11am-12pm. During this hour the three LDG tutors will be there to guide but ultimately let the children loose on inventing their very own drawing games. Advance booking is essential for this element of the day. Book online here >

From 1-5pm, adults and other children will play the games imagined by the children during the morning workshop.

London Drawing Group is a group of three practicing female artists, Luisa-Maria MacCormack, Frances Stanfield and Lucy McGeown. They are united in our shared passion for drawing as an integral part of their individual artistic practices and their wish to bring innovative classes to the public that are accessible, affordable and approachable. Established in August 2016, they currently run a successful and varied programme of regular events across London including workshops, exhibitions and tours as well as maintaining their own individual practices.

LDG will have in place other drawing games such as:

“Exquisite Corpse”
This technique was invented by surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the drawing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.

“Draw and Pass Along”
Each participant begins a drawing, then passes it to the next person to continue until every paper has been drawn upon by everyone in the group.

“Alphabet Landscape”
In this game, participants are challenged to draw a landscape picture, adding items for each letter of the alphabet in sequential order. It's great for encouraging imagination and lateral thinking.

Giant, sculptural and ambiguous shapes planted around the garden will be used as visual stimuli with which the artists can ‘fill in’ their own imagined objects, figures and shapes within their drawings.

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