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19 September 2020

Join landscape architect Jo Gibbons, director of J&L Gibbons and Liza Fior, partner muf architecture/art for a 30 minute landscape life drawing class, with a tree as life model, in Coal Drops Yard.


During this class you will draw a 34-year young Fagus Sylvatic aka the Common Beech that has been placed in the yard as part of a series of interventions ‘On their way’ by muf architecture/art for the London Design Festival. This tree has been carefully laid here for your inspection. It is rare to be able to view a large tree from anything other than the usual position; beneath. Here, you are able to look into its canopy from above and admire its beautiful shape from an entirely new angle.


You will need to bring:

Pens, pencils or your preferred drawing materials

Paper to draw on

Clipboard or book create a steady surface to draw on


On their way is a project by muf architecture/art that sees a series of mature trees carefully positioned in temporary resting places across the Kings Cross site. The crown of each tree points towards the next destination on a trail, taking visitors from King’s Cross station to Coal Drops Yard via Granary Square. The trees serve as both landmarks and meeting points for the duration of the London Design Festival.


The trees are watered and cared for daily. After the close of the London Design Festival they will continue on their way to their permanent home at The Grove school for children with autism in Tottenham, bringing necessary shade to a treeless playground. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the schools ongoing fundraising campaign.


From 12pm there will be 100 free tree saplings to take home and plant themselves, Rowans, Willows, Hazels, Silver Birches and Cherry trees will be available until they are gone.

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