Children’s Half Term Course (8-11s) - Camden Art Centre

Join our Children's Half-Term Courses for 8-11s.

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, Rudy Loewe and Lyson Marchessault. The course, for juniors (8-11 years), will take inspiration from our current exhibitions in the galleries and explore a range of media from ceramics, drawing, painting and typography techniques.

Rudy Loewe will facilitate sessions using drawing, painting and typography techniques to consider home, identity and belonging. Participants will be invited to create a flag using all of the skills that they have learned during the week, that represents themselves and their histories.

Working in the ceramics studio, artists Lyson Marchessault (La Roche Pottery) and Hiromi Fukikoshi will demonstrate the potential of clay using different techniques from coiling and hand-building to slab rolling and under glazing.

Participants will be invited to respond to different themes ranging from Camden Art Centre’s current exhibitions, our garden and music, encouraging participants to play with clay to create their own sculptural pieces, which will then be fired at the end of the week.

Additional Information The Artists Share this event

Additional Information

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

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

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

This course takes place over four days. Free lunchtime care is provided between 12.30 – 1.30pm, 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.

Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre. See Learning Agreement for details.

Course attendees must adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures as stated in our Learning Agreement.

Please note we require course attendees to have undertaken a lateral flow test (that produced a negative test result) within the preceding 48 hours before a session.

The Artists

Rudy Loewe (they/them) is a visual artist engaging in critical social issues and histories through painting and drawing. Their practice interrogates what has become truth in the collective memory, envisaging alternate futures that centre Black queer and trans experience. Central to Rudy’s practice are the questions: Who are the authors of history? Whose narratives are seen as objective? How do we preserve our own legacies? Rudy uses a visual language to disentangle threads relating to Black histories, colonialism, gender, sexuality, and Caribbean folklore; highlighting the interconnectedness in our struggles against oppression. Often they use personal narratives, collected first-hand experiences and archival material as a starting point in their work. Alongside their collaborator, Jacob V Joyce, Rudy was the Early Years Artist-In-Residence at the Serpentine Gallery for 2020. In 2021 Rudy became a PhD candidate at the University of the Arts London to research Black Power and British colonial legacies in the archive through painting and drawing.

Lyson Marchessault is a French-Canadian and British artist based in London, primarily focusing on ceramics. Her work has an interest in ancient techniques and forms, incorporating folklore and ritual into raw materials and clay that she harvests herself from the landscape. Part of her practice also involves ecology, fermentation and regenerative art.