Exhibitions, Events, Talks, Learning Projects and more – find out what’s happening at Drawing Room!
Find out our opening hours, how to get here and learn more about our space & local area.
Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
London, SE1 5WS
Our Learning projects make drawing relevant and accessible to our community – for schools, teachers, families & local groups. Come and Draw!
Free and open to all, our Library is a unique collection of around 4,000 books dedicated to the exploration of contemporary drawing.
Our Members support all that we do and enjoy exclusive events, talks, tours and studio visits – find out how you can join!
Buy publications related to our exhibitions, as well as unique artworks and limited editions.
Find out more about Drawing Room, what we do, and our relationship with studio provider Tannery Arts.
Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS puts children at the centre and explores with them, their teachers, schools and families, what drawing can be.
View our ROCK PAPER SCISSORS projects below
Drawing in its simplest form – leaving a mark on a surface – is direct and instinctive. Through a wide range of projects in and out of school, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS spans different structures within children’s lives and works to expand the potential of drawing within primary education.
Each year of the programme is led by a dynamic circle of artists who develop their personal practice through workshop experimentation and artist forum gatherings, making the projects mutually beneficial to all.
Weekly afterschool sessions give children a chance to explore their creativity alongside artists, in a playful environment independent from school and family.
By bringing teachers and artists together as collaborators, the in-school projects unfold over a term, using imaginative uses of drawing within the classroom setting.
Primary school staff gather to learn and reflect through practical activities and discussion, exploring how drawing can be used as a pedagogical tool.
Weekend drop-in events create a space for everyone in the family to experiment with playful drawing techniques, in a studio-like environment. All free, all welcome!
These get-togethers allow lead artists and workshop assistants to discuss ideas, share skills and reflect.
Weekly artist-led activity sheets were published over the lockdown period sharing drawing activities suitable for the home.
A book will be printed and distributed to all London primary schools, disseminating knowledge, ideas and images from across ROCK PAPER SCISSORS.
If you would like more information on ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, please get in touch with Learning Curator [email protected] or Learning Coordinator [email protected]