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Drawing Workshop

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  • Youth event
Two teenage boys and a teenage girl sit at a table laden with papers, pens and craft materials making things and dynamically interacting.
Youth Programme event. Photo: Thomas Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. © All rights reserved.

What you’ll do 

Join a drawing workshop led by artist Jessica Au from the 2B Or Not 2B Collective.  

You will spend the first part of the session in the Forum, where you will do drawing activities that decentre sight and take other ways of engaging with drawing. There will be clothed life models for you to draw.  

For the second part of the session, you will go into the gallery and do drawing activities inspired by the ‘In Plain Sight’ exhibition. You will then return to the Forum and apply the ideas you have developed. 

All required materials will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own if you like. Snacks and drinks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch, and there will be an hour’s lunch break at 13:00.  

Who can come

This activity is for people aged 14 to 19 years old and disabled people aged 14 to 25 years old.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your contributors

Jessica Au


Jessica is co-founder of 2B Or Not 2B Collective, an art collective run by people of colour and based in London, with monthly workshops and classes both in person and online. The collective focuses its work on raising diversity within the arts industry, and bringing different communities together through creative activities. They have worked with a number of institutions and companies, including the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Universal Music, Tate Modern, Lululemon, and the British Red Cross.  

2B Or Not 2B Collective


2B Or Not 2B Collective is a POC-run life-drawing group that focuses on spotlighting and uplifting marginalised bodies. They run monthly workshops around London, both in person and online, and have partnered with a number of institutions such as the National Gallery, the NHS, Tate Modern, Lululemon, University of the Arts London, Universal Music Group and Francis Crick Institute, to name a few.