Children's Art Club for 5-7s - Camden Art Centre

Children’s Art Club for 5-7s

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February 2019 
10.00am – 3.30pm

This four-day course offers children a fun, playful and creative environment to make their own artworks. Children will use a range of techniques and processes, working with two artists across the Galleries and Studios at Camden Arts Centre to consider themes from the current exhibition, Crone Music by Beatrice Gibson.

Working in the Ceramics Studio, artist Fredrik Andersson will explore personal narratives through clay, demonstrating a series of hand-building techniques and decorative finishes to create sculptural vessels. In the Drawing Studio, participants will continue to develop their ideas with artist Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson, using poetry, performance and story-telling to consider ways in which the voice and the body can be used as a sculptural material.

All materials are provided, and final ceramic pieces will be glazed and fired in our on-site kilns.

There will be an open studio exhibition of artworks at 3.00pm on the last day for friends and family to attend.

Free lunchtime care is provided between 12.30 – 1.15pm, in addition to a morning and afternoon break. Please note that lunch is not provided, therefore all children attending will need to bring a packed lunch with them. Squash and biscuits will be provided for break times.

Courses for 5-7s and 8-11s will be run concurrently throughout the day. We operate strict age restrictions on our children’s courses; please ensure you are booking onto the correct age range for your child.

Fredrik Andersson (a.k.a. FreddeLanka) is a Swedish illustrator, ceramicist and sometime writer, who migrated to London five years ago to study at Camberwell College of arts where he did a BA in Illustration. Andersson makes use of bold colours and shapes to create a wide range of work from ceramics to digital drawings that feed back into each other. His practice is based around human interactions and is heavily autobiographical, using his sense of humour as a way to process his emotions from the happy to the sad. Read more

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson is a performer, spoken word poet and facilitator of Jamaican heritage. Her work is rooted in the personal liberation of the body, growth and human connection, and explores what it means to collectively embody Afro Diasporic creative resistance. Her practice is playful and sensory, developed from methods and spiritual tools to empower ideas and cultural actions through story, movement, spoken word and object. She is Artistic Director of Hit The Ground, a theatre project and producing space working towards social awareness in relation to decoloniality and climate change. Read more