Chloé Briggs


Chair of Foundation & Coordinator of Masters in Drawing

Artist and educator.

Education BA (1998) Fine Art Painting, Winchester School of Art; MA (2002) Fine Art Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art; Graduate Certificate (2006) and Postgraduate Certificate (2007) in Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

Work History 2008- present day, Chair of Foundation, Since 2016 Co-ordinator of the MA/MFA Drawing and Drawing Instructor in the Foundation and Fine Arts Program  at Paris College of Art. In 2013 she created ‘Drawing is Free’ (, to offer people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to draw together. From 2014 – 2018 she collaborated with Central Saint Martins, UAL Foundation Course on student projects sponsored by Eurostar, a publication on this work supported by Creative Unions was published September 2018. She regularly contributes to and organizes conferences about art education, most recently: ‘Drawing as Education, Exhibition, and Engagement, organized by Drawing North East, Newcastle, UK; ‘The Embodied Experience of Drawing’ Symposium, Ocean Studios, Plymouth, April 2018.

She has been external critic at  L’atelier de Dessin à L’Académie des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Tournai, 2017 and Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University, 2016

Recent Exhibitions and Projects

‘Figures, Plantes, et Autres Choses’, A presentation of recent drawings, Association L’Etoile D’Or, Les Lilas, 2018. ‘Phantom Limn’, Drawing Residency at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, 2017, ‘Flora’, solo exhibition, Chez Cécile, Paris, 2016; ‘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, sponsored by the Mairie de Paris and Ecole du Breuil, 2016 – ongoing.

Publications: ‘Happenings on the Front Lines of Design Pedagogy and Practice’, edited by Samantha Krukowski, Intellect Press, anticipated publication 2020. Project, ‘Instructions for a Drawing Class’, included in, ‘Taking a line for a walk’, by Nina Paim, Corinne Gisel and Emilia Bergmark, Spector, 2016; ‘72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art and Design Today’, published by PCA Press Fall 2013; ‘Interview with Sarah Rowles’, 15 Methods: 20 Questions’, 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...

PCA Launches Two New MA/MFA Programs

Paris College of Art is excited to announce the expansion of our Master’s degrees offerings to include two new NASAD accredited Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs, an incredible opportunity for students to establish their art practice...