Children’s Half term Course: 5-7’s - Camden Art Centre

This 4 day course over February half term offers children a fun, playful and creative environment to express themselves.

Using a range of techniques and processes to create their own artworks guided by artists, Ewelina Bartkowska and Amy Leung.

The course, for infants (5-7years), will be based in our Ceramics & Drawing Studios and will explore a range of media from ceramics, drawing, painting and sculpture.

Playscapes of the Future led by Amy Leung will explore designing and making the playful spaces we’d like to experience in the future. Taking cue from the current exhibitions and how interior spaces might evoke certain feelings and memories; students will use drawing, 3D construction and experimental model making processes to create our own exciting built environments. We’ll consider what the future might need, what play means to us and which colours, textures and forms bring us joy.

Using a range of materials such as cardboard, fabric, paint, light and found objects, the course will include moments of collaborative play, large and smaller scale making. We’ll look at how artists and architects have enlivened spaces in imaginative ways and at the end of the course, we’ll celebrate our shared playscapes of the future.

Ceramics led by Ewelina Bartkowska will guide students through ceramics techniques such as  handbuilding, using slip, sgraffito, using moulds, ceramic mono-printing and underglazing to create unqiue ceramic objects and sculptures that we will be fired in Camden Art Centre’s kiln for students to take home.

The course will culminate in an exhibition on the final day of the young artists’ work created through the week in our studios.

The Artists Additional Information

The Artists

Ewelina Bartkowska is a ceramic sculptress and clay activist exploring the transformative power of raw materials. Her practice embraces sustainable processes; she has become an alternative kiln builder as a way to link place and community. She believes in the transformative power of raw materials and the benefits of time spent on making together. Currently she is developing a series of vessels made with recycled clay and decorated with a glaze from the Thames. Ewelina has worked with Rochester Square, Mud Gang Pottery, Hampstead School of Art, CSM and Tate Exchange.

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

Additional Information

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.

No previous experience is required. All materials are firing costs are included. Size restrictions apply.

This course takes place over four days. Free lunchtime care is provided between, 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.

Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.

The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.

Booking on a course at Camden Arts Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.

Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.