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Chloé Briggs


Chair of Online Foundation

Artist and educator

British / French

Lives and works in Paris, France.

Foundation (1995) City of Bath College, Sydney Place;  BA (1998) Fine Art Painting, Winchester School of Art; MA (2002) Fine Art Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art; Graduate Certificate (2006) and Post-graduate Certificate (2007) in Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

Teaching Experience
2020 – present day, Head of Online Foundation; 2008 – 2022, Head of Foundation, Paris College of Art. Currently instructor for Foundation classes; Drawing (Online), Materials and Dimensions (Online) and City as Studio (in-person) and Thinking through Drawing (a cross-department elective). 2022 – present day, Drawing teacher, Adult Education, Ecole du Breuil, Paris; 2022 – present day; Workshops in Drawing and English, ESAM, Caen.
In 2013 she created ‘Drawing is Free’ to offer people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to draw together. (www.drawingisfree.org)
Conferences and symposiums about art education: ‘The Foundation Course in Art and Design: A Celebration’, online symposium (June 2021); ‘Teaching Drawing I and II’, online symposiums with Drawing Projects UK (Oct, 2020 and Jan 2021); ‘Drawing as Education, Exhibition, and Engagement’, Drawing North East, Newcastle, UK, 2019.

2023, ‘Playgrounds’, Exhibition and book launch in collaboration with Lillian Davies, Cometa, Paris; 2023, ‘Drawing is Free: 10th Anniversary Exhibition’, PCA gallery, Paris; 2020 – present day, ‘Design and delivery of Education Pack’, for Drawing Projects UK and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize ; 2021 – present day ‘Drawing Correspondence’ (www.drawing-correspondence.org) a series of online programs to connect, educate and empower people through drawing in collaboration with Tania Kovats and Anita Taylor; 2021, ‘Free Botanical Drawing Resources’, a collaboration between Drawing is Free, The Aga Khan Centre Gallery and RHS Lindley Library, 2016 – ongoing, ‘Dessin Libre au Jardin’, a series of events and publications designed to encourage people to explore and draw in the parks and gardens of Paris.

Playgrounds’, a collaboration with Lillian Davies, (Drawing is Free Press, 2023)
‘Overcoming Fear’ in T-Squared: Theories and Tactics in Architecture and Design, edited by Samantha Krukowski, (Intellect Press, 2021). Project, ‘Instructions for a Drawing Class’, in, ‘Taking a line for a walk’, by Nina Paim, Corinne Gisel and Emilia Bergmark, (Spector, 2016); Editor of, ‘72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today’, (PCA Press Fall 2013); ‘Interview with Sarah Rowles’, in 15 Methods: 20 Questions: Interviews with UK Art and Design Educators Uncovering the Process, Value and Potential of Art Education’, (Q-Arts, London 2013).


PCA Zine Club: Recipes

PCA Zine club was first started in the Foundation department in 2017 by student Keiji Ishida. Both students and faculty alike, as well as the greater public, can publish their work in this periodic, hand-made magazine. The magazine was designed as a way...