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Family takeover: Building as Body with Amy Leung

Sunday 16 January – Sunday 13 March (alternate Sundays)
2.00-3:00pm & 3:30-4.30pm (repeat sessions)

Open to families, children must be accompanied by an adult for the full session (suitable for children age between 3-12yrs)

Free, booking required

Join artist Amy Leung for Building as Body, our free family sessions exploring connections between the body and our building. Family Takeover is a fortnightly session on Sunday afternoons and offer a fun, creative and relaxed space to explore playing and making with materials.

Drawing inspiration from our current exhibitions, Building as Body will take the form of a series of connected workshops inviting families to explore space through systems, functions and organs of the body.

Sunday 16 January, 2-4.30pm
Just like our skin, the impressions and textures of a building vary. This session will explore the skin of Camden Art Centre through experimental mark making using different surfaces and media.

Networks & Systems
Sunday 30 January, 2-4.30pm
Our bodies’ systems send substances, signals and messages around our body, similar to the networks across a building. This session will explore connections, movement and how we can transport materials along a network.

Mouth & Teeth
Sunday 13 February, 2-4:30pm
The doors and entrances of a building are a gateway inside. This session will explore mouths as portals and points of entry. We will build our own portals and experiment with sound.

Ears & Eyes
Sunday 27 February, 2-4.30pm
The windows of a building can act as its ears and eyes, in this session we’ll explore manipulating light, transmitting information, apertures, colours and space.

Sunday 13 March, 2-4.30pm

The structure of a building becomes its skeleton. During this session we will build our own structures, using materials to create frameworks in which we can house ourselves inside.

The final session will culminate in a showcase of collaborative artworks generated through the Family Takeover: Building as Body.

You can also visit our Drawing Studio in-between Family Takeover sessions when the centre is open to contribute to our collaborative Building as Body drawing activity. This season our Drawing Studio is being re-imagined as a dedicated site for our community to use in-between scheduled workshop activity.

Amy Leung is a London based artist working across sculpture, drawing and workshops to explore the articulation and communication of joy. As an arts educator, she is interested in the intersections in which community, craft, objects and cultural identity meet. Material exploration and playing collaboratively are key to her practice, with ideas emerging through making together. Senses and bodies mingle with materials; delighting in the responsive nature of stuff and spaces.

Amy has previously worked with schools, families and communities on projects at Drawing Room, Firstsite, Towner Eastbourne, SLG and MK Gallery. She is currently studying for an MA Art and Design in Education at UCL.