Courses 2013 - Camden Art Centre

Browse over the history of courses held at Camden Art Centre in 2013

Artists’ Practice Day

Saturday 27 July, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Artists were invited to join this peer-led discussion forum to share knowledge and experience on issues surrounding contemporary art practice. This session included a presentation from Claire Bevacqua, founder of the Artigiana international residency programme, and a discussion around setting up artist-led residency schemes.

Paint & Paste for Juniors

Tuesday 30 July – Friday 2 August
Looking at the Jockum Nordström exhibition in the galleries, this course used collage, drawing and painting techniques to create surreal landscapes that explore how people, animals, objects and architecture exist together. The course will culminated with a show of the childrens’ work on the last day.

The small group size [was] very nurturing. Excellent range of materials to work with and beautiful studio space.
Parent of course attendee

The courses always seem to allow [my child] to make really imaginative stuff.
Parent of course attendee

Tutor: Matthew Krishanu
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and regularly leads workshops in painting and drawing.

Eligible concessions
People who are: full-time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.  Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Free lunchtime supervision for children booked onto both morning and afternoon courses during half term. Please email bookshop@camdenartscentre.org to register for the supervision after making your bookings.

Cass Art, London’s leading art retailer, kindly offered all course attendees a welcome gift containing a £5 Cass Art voucher and watercolour postcard pad.

Clay for Juniors

Tuesday 30 July – Friday 2 August
With reference to the Jockum Nordström and Emma Hart exhibitions, children made ceramic objects inspired by absurd elements of popular culture. Their wonderfully strange creations is presented in an exhibition on the final day before they’re fired in the kiln and made available to take home.

The small group size [was] very nurturing. Excellent range of materials to work with and beautiful studio space.
Parent of course attendee

The courses always seem to allow [my child] to make really imaginative stuff.
Parent of course attendee

Tutor: Ryan McClelland
Ryan graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and regularly teaches classes for adults and children.

Eligible concessions
People who are: full-time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.  Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Free lunchtime supervision for children booked onto both morning and afternoon courses during half term.

Cass Art, London’s leading art retailer, kindly offers all course attendees a welcome gift containing a £5 Cass Art voucher and watercolour postcard pad.

Create a Scene

Wednesday 21 August, 11.00am – 1.00pm
A tour and discussion for older generation art enthusiasts based around the exhibitions, Jockum Nordström: All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again and Emma Hart: Dirty Looks. Create a Scene is a friendly and welcoming space for adults who are seeking creative inspiration for viewing and making art in a group environment.

Master Class: Saturday Ceramics for Families

Saturday 31 August, 2.00 – 4.30pm
Led by artist Laura Carlin, this playful master class invites families to work together to make a mini ceramic mural, conjuring up personal narratives from everyday objects. Taking inspiration from the Jockum Nordström and Emma Hart exhibitions, families will learn how to make ceramic tiles and small clay objects through slip drawings onto clay. All work is fired and available for collection after the course.

Laura Carlin
Laura is an illustrator based in London, working on illustrated books and ceramics pieces. She has exhibited in London and has recently illustrated The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, published by Walker Books and Faber.

Refund Policy
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Master Class: Sunday Ceramics for Families

Sunday 1 September, 2.00 – 4.30pm
Led by artist Laura Carlin, this playful master class invites families to work together to make a mini ceramic mural, conjuring up personal narratives from everyday objects. Taking inspiration from the Jockum Nordström and Emma Hart exhibitions, families will learn how to make ceramic tiles and small clay objects through slip drawings onto clay. All work is fired and available for collection after the course.

Tutor: Laura Carlin
Laura is an illustrator based in London, working on illustrated books and ceramics pieces. She has exhibited in London and has recently illustrated The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, published by Walker Books and Faber.

Refund Policy
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Schools Sessions: Launch Event

Wednesday 18 September, 5.00 – 8.30pm
Launch event of our 2013-14 programme of workshops for schools with education artists Kim Harding and Louisa Martin.

The event introduces teachers to the full range of our offer for schools including:

• An outline of our studio provision, and artist led workshops for schools.
• Six sample workshops exploring techniques, experimentation and ideas in our Ceramic and Drawing Studios.
• Introduction to free teachers guides.

The event includes opportunities for networking and refreshments.

Ceramics Techniques for Juniors

Friday 20 September – Saturday 30 November
Combining playful ideas with an introduction to basic ceramics techniques including slab building, coiling, press moulding, glaze and surface decoration, as well as a chance to try throwing, this is a great course for budding ceramics enthusiasts with creative imaginations.

Tutor: Alan Stott
Alan graduated from Goldsmiths in 1991 and has been tutoring ceramics for more than 20 years.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Life Drawing

Saturday 21 September – Saturday 30 November
Working with clothed and unclothed models, this course develops observational drawing skills with a focus on proportion, composition, line and shading. Students work from portrait or full figure in short and long poses. This is a great course for beginners and those wishing to build their life drawing skills. All materials provided.

Tutor: Anthea Williams
Anthea graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1994 and regularly leads school and gallery workshops with adults, children and families.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Family Storytelling

Sunday 8 September, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Artist and storyteller Shona Handley read stories inspired by themes in the exhibitions, on Sunday mornings in the Camden Art Centre Bookshop. Families were invited to listen to the short stories and take part in related art activities afterwards. The sessions ran over the following times:

11.00am: Story 1
11.10am: Story 2
11.20am: Short art activity

12.00pm: Story 3
12.10pm: Story 4
12.20pm: Short art activity

Children must be accompanied at all times.

Family Storytelling

Sunday 15 September, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Artist and storyteller Shona Handley read stories inspired by themes in the exhibitions, on Sunday mornings in the Camden Art Centre Bookshop. Families were invited to listen to the short stories and take part in related art activities afterwards. The sessions ran over the following times:

11.00am: Story 1
11.10am: Story 2
11.20am: Short art activity

12.00pm: Story 3
12.10pm: Story 4
12.20pm: Short art activity

This activity is free. Families do not need to book tickets but it is advisable to turn up promptly as there is limited capacity. It is hoped that families can listen to at least two stories to get the most out of the workshops.

Children must be accompanied at all times.

Ceramics: Core Techniques

Sunday 22 September – Sunday 1 December
Introducing students to different ceramic techniques including slab building, coiling, press moulding, surface decoration and glazing. This is an excellent course for beginners and for those looking to refresh their ceramics skills. All materials provided.

Tutor: Elly Wall
Elly graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004 and currently produces her own ceramics alongside teaching.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Ceramics: Personal Style

Sunday 22 September – Sunday 1 December
This course offered students an opportunity to develop personal projects with close support. Through demonstration, discussion of techniques and individual advice, it is suitable for students with some experience in ceramics and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials provided.

Tutor: Alan Stott
Alan graduated from Goldsmiths in 1991 and has been tutoring ceramics for more than 20 years.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Constructing Portraits

Sunday 22 September – Sunday 1 December
This course used clay and drawing to explore portraiture and anatomy. Students moulded heads from clay with attention to facial construction, muscle structure, contours, age, weight and ethnicity. Drawing directly from the heads that have been made, students had the chance to develop portrait drawing skills through a deepened understanding of facial and muscular structures. This course is a great accompaniment for those interested in life drawing and the nuances of portraiture. All materials provided.

Tutor: Alan Stott
Alan graduated from Goldsmiths in 1991 and has been tutoring ceramics for more than 20 years.

I loved the course! Alan is great. I discovered that I love working with clay as well as [having] to practice my drawing. This course is great for my future portfolio for LCF [London College of Fashion].
Course attendee

[My expectations of the courses were to] get the basics of anatomy right both in drawing and sculpture. These expectations have been fully met.  Besides I was given great tips to improve my drawing skills as well as great techniques to add more realistic details on [my] sculpture. would strongly recommend this course.
Course attendee

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Ceramics: Techniques in Focus

Wednesday 25 September – Wednesday 4 December
With a focus on sprig moulding, tiles and carving, this course enabled students to experiment with techniques found in architecture, through demonstration, discussion and individual advice. This course is suitable for beginners and for those looking to further their practice through concentration on selected techniques. Core materials provided.

Tutor: Katie Spragg
Katie graduated from Brighton University in 2010. Working with ceramics, plastics and illustration, she often leads workshops for both adults and children.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Drawing and Painting: Colour Techniques

Wednesday 25 September – Wednesday 4 December
This course introduces watercolour and drawing techniques through looking at key painters’ approaches to colour. With practical exercises, case studies, life drawing and the mixing and layering of pigments, students looked at how to create form, depth and expression with the figure through colour. Core materials provided.

Tutor: Donna Huddleston
Donna graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1997. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and regularly leads
workshops with adults and children.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Approaches to Painting

Thursday 26 September – Thursday 5 December
An introduction to painting approaches, looking at technical and conceptual processes used by contemporary painters. Working with varied media including oils, acrylics and watercolours, students painted from photographs, memory, life and imagination.  This course is suitable for beginners and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials provided.

Tutor: Matthew Krishanu
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and regularly leads workshops in painting
and drawing.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Ceramics: Core Techniques

Thursday 26 September – Thursday 5 December
Introducing students to different ceramic techniques including slab building, coiling, press moulding, surface decoration and glazing. This is an excellent course for beginners and for those looking to refresh their ceramics skills. All materials provided.

Tutor: Claire Bevacqua
Claire graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2001 and has since set up her own studio for producing and teaching ceramics.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Approaches to Painting

Thursday 26 September – Thursday 5 December
An introduction to painting approaches, looking at technical and conceptual processes used by contemporary painters. Working with varied media including oils, acrylics and watercolours, students painted from photographs, memory, life and imagination. This course is suitable for beginners and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials provided.

Tutor: Matthew Krishanu
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and regularly leads workshops in painting
and drawing.

Eligible Concessions and Refund Policy
Full time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course. Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Materials for Camden Art Centre’s courses are supported by Cass Art, London’s leading independent art stores.

Create a Scene

Friday 25 October, 11.00am – 1.00pm
A tour and discussion session for older generation art enthusiasts based on the current exhibition. Create a Scene is a friendly and welcoming space for adults who are seeking creative inspiration for viewing and making art in a group environment.

Family Storytelling

Sunday 27 October, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Artist and storyteller Shona Handley read stories inspired by themes in the exhibitions, on Sunday mornings in the Camden Art Centre Bookshop. Families were invited to listen to the short stories and take part in related art activities afterwards. The sessions ran over the following times:

11.00am: Story 1
11.10am: Story 2
11.20am: Short art activity

12.00pm: Story 3
12.10pm: Story 4
12.20pm: Short art activity

Children must be accompanied at all times.

Clay for Infants

Tuesday 29 October – Friday 1 November
This course explores cultural traditions, using tutor Sun Ae’s practice of drinking tea as a starting point. Children created ceramics which reflect on how our different cultural identities are shaped through objects. At the end of the course children enjoy an exhibition of their work with parents and guardians. The clay is fired and available to pick up in weeks following the course.

The small group size [was] very nurturing. Excellent range of materials to work with and beautiful studio space.
Parent of course attendee

The courses always seem to allow [my child] to make really imaginative stuff.
Parent of course attendee

Tutor: Sun Ae Kim
Sun Ae graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. She has since led courses for both adults and children whilst continuing to develop her own practice

Eligible concessions
People who are: full-time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.  Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Free lunchtime supervision for children booked onto both morning and afternoon courses during half term.

Sound & Collage for Infants

Tuesday 29 October – Friday 1 November
In this course children created mix tapes and collaged album artwork responding to the aural environment, with artist Larry Achiampong. Using sampling and sound recording techniques they looked at themes of identity, storytelling, memory and personal histories. The course culminated with an exhibition for participants, parents and guardians, before the works are taken home to keep.

The small group size [was] very nurturing. Excellent range of materials to work with and beautiful studio space.
Parent of course attendee

The courses always seem to allow [my child] to make really imaginative stuff.
Parent of course attendee

Tutor: Larry Achiampong
Larry completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster in 2005 and an MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. With a
multidisciplinary practice that includes sound, collage and performance, Larry has exhibited, performed and presented projects both nationally
and internationally.

Eligible concessions
People who are: full-time students with NUS cards; in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance, a state pension; registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.  Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

Free lunchtime supervision for children booked onto both morning and afternoon courses during half term.

Family Storytelling

Sunday 3 November, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Artist and storyteller Shona Handley read stories inspired by themes in the exhibitions, on Sunday mornings in the Camden Art Centre Bookshop. Families were invited to listen to the short stories and take part in related art activities afterwards. The sessions ran over the following times:

11.00am: Story 1
11.10am: Story 2
11.20am: Short art activity

12.00pm: Story 3
12.10pm: Story 4
12.20pm: Short art activity

This activity is free. Families do not need to book tickets but it is advisable to turn up promptly as there is limited capacity. It is hoped that families can listen to at least two stories to get the most out of the workshops.

Children must be accompanied at all times.

Card Making Workshop

Saturday 9 November, 2.00 – 4.00pm
Illustrator Clare Beaton hosted a Card Making Workshop in the Bookshop, teaching participants to make colourful festive decorations and greeting cards in time for the holidays.

The workshop is free and drop in, no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.

Artists’ Practice Day

Saturday 16 November, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Artists were invited to join this peer-led discussion forum to share knowledge and experience. This session included a presentation from Open School East, a newly-launched art school and communal space, and a discussion around alternatives to formal qualifications in the arts.

For more information about Open School East please visit the website: http://openschooleast.org/

Supported by Artquest

Practice 360°

Wednesday 11 December, 6.30 – 8.00pm
A new series of talks for artists, ran with Artquest. The sessions considered the edges around what defines contemporary artistic practice. How do lifestyle, family and money have presence within the working lives of artists?

Family
How can the demands of a family impact on and be integrated into practice? Artist Jemima Brown talks about her experiences as an artist and parent. Brown uses sculpture, drawing and time based media to explore formal sculptural decision making, suggested narrative and social critique. Graduating from an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London in 1995, followed by a Fulbright Scholarship at UCLA, Los Angeles in 1998, she has established her practice as an artist based in London and working internationally. Curatorial and collaborative projects, such as Family Viewing, (a peripatetic, episodic project), or Enemies of Good Art, compliment and contextualise Brown’s work as an artist.

Recent exhibitions include a solo show in September 2011 at Standpoint Gallery in London as the recipient of the 2010/11 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award.

Children are welcome, and a simple play corner will be available during the session for kids who would like something extra to do.

In partnership with Artquest.

Artquest provides practical support to visual artists throughout their careers.