Courses 2014 - Camden Art Centre

Browse over the history of courses held at Camden Art Centre in 2014

Ceramics: Techniques in Focus

Wednesday 22 April – Wednesday 1 July 2015 (Wednesdays)

This course explored surface decoration and how layers of text, colour and image can give narrative to sculptural or functional forms. Students were encouraged to provide visual material that embodies their own cultural interests and will learn a variety of surface decoration techniques and how to apply them to hand-built ceramic forms. This course was suitable for beginners or those with some experience of working in clay.

Course half-term: Wednesday 27 May

Tutor: Simeon Featherstone

Ceramics: Smoke Firing

Wednesday 22 April – Wednesday 20 May (Wednesdays)
This course focused on the specialist smoke firing process used in ceramics. Students created hand-built sculptural forms using techniques such as coiling, slab building and press moulding. They used these forms to experiment with masking techniques that produce unique surface patterns when fired. This was an excellent course for beginners and those looking to progress their ceramics practice.Tutor: Dan Stafford
Dan graduated from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2000 and develops his own practice alongside 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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Contemporary Approaches to Drawing

Wednesday 22 April – Wednesday 1 July 2015 (Wednesdays)
This course looked at conceptual and technical processes used by contemporary artists. Working with varied media such as graphite, collage, photography and projections, students experimented with different ways of producing and thinking about drawing. This course was suitable for beginners and those looking to progress their practice.

Course half-term: Wednesday 27 May

Tutor: Mónica Rivas Velásquez
Mónica works with drawing, printed media and installation. She explores discourses of language and nature through examined aspects of play and mysticism.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Approaches to Painting

Thursday 23 April – Thursday 2 July (Thursdays)
An introduction to painting approaches, looking at technical and conceptual methods used by contemporary painters. Using varied media including oils,  acrylics and watercolours, students painted from photographs, memory, life and imagination. This course was suitable for beginners and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials were provided.

Course half term: Thursday 28 May

Tutor: Matthew Krishanu
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited widely 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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Ceramics: Core Techniques

Thursday 23 April – Thursday 2 July (Thursdays)
An introduction to different ceramic techniques including slab building, coiling, press moulding, surface decoration and glazing. This was an excellent introduction to ceramics for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

Course half-term: Thursday 28 May

Tutor: Dan Stafford
Dan graduated from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2000 and develops his own practice alongside 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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Introduction to Drawing

Thursday 23 April – Thursday  21 May (Thursdays)
This short course introduced students to traditional drawing skills through experimentation with a range of techniques, materials, subjects and drawing environments. This course was suitable for beginners and those wishing to make drawing a part of their daily life.

Tutor: Jake Spicer
Jake founded Draw in Brighton and is the author of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes. He regularly teaches 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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Ceramics for 8-11s

Saturday 25 April – Saturday 4 July (Saturdays)
An introduction to basic ceramics techniques combined with playful exploration of our exhibitions. We have created a variety of works with clay, while learning techniques such as slab building, coiling, press moulding, glazing and surface decoration. This was an excellent course for budding ceramicists with creative imaginations.

Course half-term: Saturday 30 May

Tutor: Kimberley Harding
Kimberley graduated from the University of Brighton in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics. She has led courses for both adults and children while working as a set designer and fabricator.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Life Drawing

Sunday 26 April – Sunday 5 July (Sundays)
A course focusing on the fundamentals of drawing from life with close support from a tutor. Students used material experimentation and observational study to learn about the anatomy and proportions of the human form. This was a great course for beginners and those wishing to further develop their life drawing skills.

Course half-term: Sunday 31 May

Tutor: Hester Berry
Hester graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2009. She was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award in 2014.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Ceramics: Core Techniques (Sunday)

Sunday 26 April – Sunday 5 July (Sundays)
An introduction to different ceramic techniques including slab building, coiling, press moulding, surface decoration and glazing. This was an excellent introduction to ceramics for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

Course half-term: Sunday 31 May

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Ceramics: Personal Style

Sunday 26 April – Sunday 5 July (Sundays)
An opportunity for students to develop personal projects with close support. Through demonstration, discussion of techniques and individual advice, it was suitable for students with some experience in ceramics, and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials were provided.

Course half-term: Sunday 31 May

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Clay for 5-7s

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May
In this course we have thought about ‘modern myths’ using paper clay and different ceramic techniques. With these materials we have created characters and objects from fairytale and superhuman stories.

Selected pieces were fired to be collected after the course.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Clay for 8-11s

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May
In this course we have thought about ‘modern myths’ using paper clay and different ceramic techniques. With these materials we have created characters and objects from fairytale and superhuman stories.

Selected pieces were fired to be collected after the course.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Painting and Mixed Media for 5-7s

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May
We used paint, collage and mixed media to tell visual stories, inspired by Jo Baer’s paintings in the galleries. Working on large and small scales, we experimented with a wide range of materials and mark-making techniques to create works for an exhibition at the end of the course.

Tutor: Matthew Krishanu
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has extensive experience of leading workshops with children.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Painting and Mixed Media for 8-11s

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 May
We used paint, collage and mixed media to tell visual stories, inspired by Jo Baer’s paintings in the galleries. Working on large and small scales, we experimented with a wide range of materials and mark-making techniques to create works for an exhibition at the end of the course.

Tutor: Matthew Krishanu
Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has extensive experience of leading workshops with children.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Ceramics: Smoke Firing

Wednesday 3 June – Wednesday 1 July (Wednesdays)
This course focused on the specialist smoke firing process used in ceramics. Students created hand-built sculptural forms using techniques such as coiling, slab building and press moulding. They used these forms to experiment with masking techniques that produce unique surface patterns when fired. This was an excellent course for beginners and those looking to progress their ceramics practice.

Tutor: Dan Stafford
Dan graduated from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2000 and develops his own practice alongside 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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Introduction to Drawing

Thursday 4 June – Thursday 2 July (Thursdays)
This short course introduced students to traditional drawing skills through experimentation with a range of techniques, materials, subjects and drawing environments. This course was suitable for beginners and those wishing to make drawing a part of their daily life.

Tutor: Jake Spicer
Jake founded Draw in Brighton and is the author of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes. He regularly teaches 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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Introduction to Painting

Saturday 6 – Saturday 20 June (Saturdays)
This theory course explored historical shifts using key texts, exhibitions and works that have informed how painting is viewed today. Led by Alastair Mackinven and using Jo Baer’s exhibition and writing as a starting point, the discussion revolved around the contextualisation of painting, the on-going debate of the death of painting and the abstract/figurative argument.

Alastair Mackinven is an artist and tutor at the Slade School of Fine Arts in Graduate Painting,  as well as a lecturer at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Create a Scene

Friday 10 July, 11.00am – 1.00pm
A tour and workshop for older generation art enthusiasts, Create a Scene is a friendly and welcoming space for those seeking creative opportunities to view, discuss and make art.

It’s Camden Art Centre’s 50th birthday. Read more here

#CACeducation, #hannahcollins

Clay for 5-7s

Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 July
Inspired by Hannah Collins’ exhibition we experimented with press moulding, surface decoration and clay casting to look at ideas of journeys, trace and memory. Individual pieces were fired after the course and collected to take home.

Tutor: Becky Snow
Becky has an MA in Participatory and Community arts from Goldsmiths and has led projects with children and young people internatinally.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care is available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Clay for 8-11s

Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 July
Inspired by Hannah Collins’ exhibition we experimented with press moulding, surface decoration and clay casting to look at ideas of journeys, trace and memory. Individual pieces were fired after the course and collected to take home.

Tutor: Becky Snow
Becky has an MA in Participatory and Community arts from Goldsmiths and has led projects with children and young people internatinally.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care is available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Performance & Film for 5-7s

Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 July
We made photographs, film and sculptures to explore the unique way Hannah Collins combines performance and documentary in her work. Using our bodies and our favourite stories, we brought images out of frames and off screens whilst playing with scale, performance and installation. An exhibition of our work took place on the last day of the course.

Tutor: Emma McGarry
Emma is an artist and anthropologist. She has worked on a wide range of education projects, including at Tate, The photographers’ Gallery and Iniva.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Performance & Film for 8-11s

Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 July
We made photographs, film and sculptures to explore the unique way Hannah Collins combines performance and documentary in her work. Using our bodies and our favourite stories, we brought images out of frames and off screens whilst playing with scale, performance and installation. An exhibition of our work took place on the last day of the course.

Tutor: Emma McGarry
Emma is an artist and anthropologist. she has worked on a wide range of education projects, including at Tate, The photographers’ Gallery and Iniva.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Painting: Surface, Brush, Gesture

Sunday 1 August & Sunday 8 August
This two-day course looked at three key components of painting: the painting surface, the tools used and the bodily gesture behind mark making. We experimented with unusual tools and surfaces to explore how far the choice of materials and approaches can affect the outcome of a painting. The course drew on a range of subject matter, including working from life and had experimentation at its core.

No previous experience is necessary.

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

Follow our education blog here.
#CACeducation

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Drawing as an Everyday Practice

Wednesday 5 – Wednesday 12 August
This hands-on, sketchbook based course helped participants build drawing in to their everyday lives as a means of looking at the world and as a tool for visual communication. We worked with a range of materials and in a variety of different spaces including the Drawing Studio, Camden Art Centre’s Café and Garden and the nearby Freud Museum.

No previous experience is necessary.

Jake Spicer
Jake founded Draw in Brighton and is the author of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes. He regularly teaches both adults and children.

Follow our education blog here.
#CACeducation

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Journeys into Space and Psychogeography

Wednesday 5 – Wednesday 19 August (Wednesdays)
This short theoretical course explored the term psychogeography, its origins in theory and visionary writings, its beginnings in the avant-garde practices of the surrealists and its place in contemporary visual practice. We drew on the work of the exhibiting artist, Hannah Collins, as well as the work or other writers, artists and film makers to explore the symbiotic relationship between man, nature and the urban environment and how that relationship is manifested in different cultures and spaces.

Steffi Klenz
Steffi Klenz is a German artist, living in London, best known for her large-scale photographic works of unusual urban spaces. Her photographic practice is fundamentally concerned with challenging conventional conceptions of architecture. Klenz worked with the artist Hannah Collins to produce her publication The Fragile Feast (2011).

No previous experience necessary.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Ceramics: Building Portraits

Sunday 9 – Sunday 16 (Sundays)
During this two-day course, participants explored how to convey the idea of the self within a sculptural ceramic form which may be figurative or abstract; observational or transformative; symbolic or ethereal. Participants used crank clay to create their piece through coiling, slabbing and laminating layers onto a large scale hollow core. Detail and decoration was added to the portraits with a variety of surface treatments including slips, oxides, waxes and relief techniques. Participants were encouraged to bring a range of materials from which to start their self-portrait.

No previous experience necessary.

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

Follow our education blog here.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Experimental Ceramics

Thursday 13 – Thursday 20 August (Thursdays)
This short course explored place, imagination, ceramics and space. Participants were encouraged to work in a free and intuitive way to make, assemble and display their work in a group installation. Various techniques were demonstrated, including making textured plaster bats, slip casting, press moulding, piping, extruding and pinching. Students selected from the different processes to create a ceramic piece or series of ceramic components. They then had the opportunity to consider how these components can be constructed, arranged and displayed to culminate in a group installation. This course was suitable for those looking to work in an experimental and collaborative way with ceramics.

No previous experience necessary.

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

Follow our education blog here.

#CACeducation

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Clay for 5-7s

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 August
This course took inspiration from Hannah Collins’ exhibition and the way she captures a scene in a static photograph. We learned a range of ceramics techniques and experimented with texture, colour and illustration to create story-based pieces in clay. Selected works were be fired for collection after the course.

Tutor: Katie Spragg
Katie’s work combines ceramics and illustration. She has exhibited internationally and often leads courses for adults and children.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Clay for 8-11s

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 August
This course took inspiration from Hannah Collins’ exhibition and the way she captures a scene in a static photograph. We learned a range of ceramics techniques and experimented with texture, colour and illustration to create story-based pieces in clay. Selected works were be fired for collection after the course.

Tutor: Katie Spragg
Katie’s work combines ceramics and illustration. She has exhibited internationally and often leads courses for adults and children.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Performance for 5-7s

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 August
Beginning with the themes of exploration and experience in Hannah Collins’ work, we investigated the idea of home and created a series of performances that interacted with the works in the exhibition. Parents and carers were invited to a performance on the final day.

Tutor: Ciara Brennan
Ciara has an MA in Participatory Arts from Goldsmiths College. She is a performance facilitator, director and maker.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Performance for 8-11s

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 August
Beginning with the themes of exploration and experience in Hannah Collins’ work, we investigated the idea of home and created a series of performances that interacted with the works in the exhibition. Parents and carers were invited to a performance on the final day.

Tutor: Ciara Brennan
Ciara has an MA in Participatory Arts from Goldsmiths College. She is a performance facilitator, director and maker.

Lunchtime Care
Free lunchtime care was available for children booked onto both morning and afternoon sessions of half-term and holiday courses.

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.

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Ceramics for Beginners

Wednesday 23 September – Wednesday 2 December (Wednesdays)
Perfect for those starting out in ceramics, this course covered core techniques such as handbuilding, coiling, slab work, modelling and press moulding and simple decorative techniques using slips, underglazes and glazes. The course was broken down into a series of demonstrations and small practical projects.

No previous experience is necessary.

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

Follow our education blog here.

#CACeducation

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Techniques In Focus: Surface Design

Wednesday 23 September – Wednesday 2 December (Wednesdays)
This course concentrated on surface decoration techniques including ceramic enamels, digital transfers, ground sheets and less conventional decorative methods such as watercolour, inks and waxes. Students could incorporate these techniques into their bisque-fired and glazed individual work to create finished pieces. This course was suitable for those with some experience of ceramics.

Katie Spragg
Katie graduated from Brighton University in 2010 and regularly leads workshops for adults and children.

Follow our education blog here.
#CACeducation

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Ceramics for Intermediates

Thursday 24 September – Thursday 3 December (Thursdays)
This course offered an in-depth look at more advanced ceramic techniques with close support from a tutor. Through discussion and demonstration, students gained a better understanding of finishing ceramic pieces using developed building and decoration techniques. This course was suitable for those with some experience of ceramics.

Alan Scott
Alan graduated from Goldsmiths University in 1991 and has been tutoring ceramics for more than 20 years.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Paint and Process: Oils

Thursday 24 September – Thursday 22 October (Thursdays)
Focusing on materials, processes and techniques used in oil painting, each week of this course looked at a different aspect of painting with oils, considering either the material itself or the approach taken to applying it. The course included one session of painting from life and was suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience in oil painting.

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

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Drawing as Visual Language

Thursday 24 September – Thursday 3 December (Thursdays)
To discover the potential of drawing as a means of visual expression, students worked from observed and abstracted subjects, using a wide range of materials. The course encompassed experimentation with automatic drawing, re-drawing from drawings and communal drawing. Suitable for all levels.

Jake Spicer
Jake founded Draw in Brighton and is the author of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes. He regularly teaches both adults and children.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Ceramics for 8-11s

Saturday 26 September – Saturday 5 December (Saturdays)
An introduction to basic ceramics techniques combined with playful exploration of our exhibitions. Over ten weeks we produced a variety of fired works, learning specific processes such as slab building, coiling, press moulding, glaze and surface decoration.

Tutor: Becky Snow
Becky completed an MA in Participatory and Community Arts at Goldsmiths in 2012 and has led projects with children and young people internationally.

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. Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and proof of concession with you on the first day of your course.

Elementary Printmaking

Saturday 26 September – Saturday 24 October (Saturdays)
Students worked with monotype, linocut, stencilling and woodcut to explore the mark-making potential of different techniques and materials in printmaking. This course was suitable for beginners and those wishing to expand their skill set.

Matthew Larkinson
Matthew trained in printmaking at the Royal College of Art and works broadly in community arts.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.
Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Ceramics for Beginners

Sunday 27 September – Sunday 6 December (Sundays)
Perfect for those starting out in ceramics, this course covered core techniques such as handbuilding, coiling, slab work, modelling and press moulding and simple decorative techniques using slips, underglazes and glazes. The course was broken down into a series of demonstrations and small practical projects.

No previous experience was necessary.

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

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Ceramics for Intermediates

Sunday 27 September – Sunday 6 December (Sundays)
This course offered an in-depth look at more advanced ceramic techniques with close support from a tutor. Through discussion and demonstration, students gained a better understanding of finishing ceramic pieces using developed building and decoration techniques. This course was suitable for those with some experience of ceramics.

Dan Stafford
Dan graduated from the University of Wales Institute in 2000 and has since been making and teaching ceramics.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Life Drawing

Sunday 27 September – Sunday 6 December (Sundays)
This fully-tutored course explored the fundamentals of drawing from life, using material experimentation and observational study to learn about the anatomy and proportions of the human form. This was a great course for beginners and those wishing to further develop their life drawing skills.

Hester Berry
Hester graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2009. She has exhibited across the UK and was nominated for the BP Portrait Award in 2014.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Art Theory: Landmarks: Place Culture Now

Wednesday 7 – Wednesday 21 October (Wednesdays)
This course explored how and why ‘place’, especially non-urban and edgeland landscapes, have become a dominant theme in contemporary cultural and social practice. It looked at the way artistic responses to the theme can be used as advocacy, elegy, and proposal for possible change.

The course used the Ben Rivers exhibition as a starting point and also explored a range of key works from art forms including text, moving image, visual media and music. Each week a special guest artist brought a personal response to the theme.

Gareth Evans
Gareth is a writer, curator, presenter and producer. He works as Film Curator at Whitechapel Gallery.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled. Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.

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

Create a Scene

Friday 16 October, 11.00am – 1.00pm
A tour and workshop for older generation art enthusiasts, led by Albert Potrony. Create a Scene is a friendly and welcoming space for those seeking creative opportunities to view, discuss and make art. Read more about the Ben Rivers exhibition.

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Clay for 8-11s

Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 October
During this four day course we playfully explored a range of ceramic techniques including slab building and mark making. Inspired by the Ben Rivers’ films we created narrative based fictional artifacts which were shown in an exhibition for parents and carers at the end of the week. Individual pieces were fired and collected after the course.
John Henshaw
John is a London based ceramicist who graduated from Camberwell College of Art. John has worked on a variety of education workshops in London & Oxford with children and young adults

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.

Clay for 5-7s

Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 October
During this four day course we playfully explored a range of ceramic techniques including slab building and mark making. Inspired by the Ben Rivers’ films we created narrative based fictional artifacts which were shown in an exhibition for parents and carers at the end of the week. Individual pieces were fired and collected after the course.

John Henshaw
John is a London based ceramicist who graduated from Camberwell College of Art. John has worked on a variety of education workshops in London & Oxford with children and young adults.

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.

Paint and Process: Oils

Thursday 5 November – Thursday 3 December (Thursdays)
Focusing on materials, processes and techniques used in oil painting, each week of this course looked at a different aspect of painting with oils, considering either the material itself or the approach taken to applying it. The course included one session of painting from life and was suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience in oil painting.

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

Follow our education blog here.
#CACeducation

Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.

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

Elementary Printmaking

Saturday 7 November – Saturday 5 December (Saturdays)
Students worked with monotype, linocut, stencilling and woodcut to explore the mark-making potential of different techniques and materials in printmaking. This course was suitable for beginners and those wishing to expand their skill set.

Matthew Larkinson
Matthew trained in printmaking at the Royal College of Art and works broadly in community arts.

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.

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

Art Theory: Artists’ Moving Image and the Documentary Turn

Wednesday 4 – Wednesday 18 November (Wednesdays)
This course examined how and why a strong documentary impulse has emerged in contemporary artists’ moving image. Taking Ben Rivers’s exhibition Edgelands as a starting point, we explored through active discussion how artists have interrogated the complex relationships between reality and representation in ways that extend, expand, and contest cinema’s long documentary tradition.

This course was run in partnership with LUX;  the second  session took place at LUX in Dalston and made use of their extensive film collection.

No previous experience is necessary.

Erika Balsom
Erika is a writer and lecturer in Film Studies. She is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013).

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Eligible Concessions
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.

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