Courses 2018 - Camden Art Centre

Browse over the history of courses held at Camden Art Centre in 2018.

Clay for 5-7s
13 – 16 February 2018

This course offers children the opportunity to discover the varied properties of clay, working with the material in its different forms as liquid, solid and powder. Participants will focus on hand building and coiling techniques in order to create objects in response to themes from the exhibition A Continuous Becoming by Giorgio Griffa.

Participants will work with specialist clay tools and other everyday materials to creatively consider rhythm, gesture and sequence through decorative techniques including imprinting and mark making. Final works will be glazed and fired in our on-site kilns. All materials are provided and there will be a showcase of artworks on the last day for friends and family to attend.

This course will take place in the morning. There is an option for your child to spend the whole day at the Centre by taking the Sound & Sculpture course in the afternoon. Children booked onto both courses are eligible for free lunchtime care.

Emily Stapleton Jefferis will be leading this course. Emily is currently studying for an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. She is interested in the language of materials and the craft techniques used and practised in order to manipulate them. Emily has worked in China, Vietnam and Ethiopia; she recently completed a residency at Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster, Germany.

Summer Short Course: Ceramics - Slip Casting

Sunday 5, 12 & 19 August
10.30am – 4.30pm

During this three-day course participants will gain an in-depth understanding of slip casting techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to create functional ceramic works which will be decorated and fired in our onsite kilns.

Week 1:
Participants will produce moulds in which to cast their works, such as a mug, vase, bowl, plate or jug.

Week 2:
Using the moulds made in the first week, participants will then slip cast pottery ware which they will have the opportunity to decorate using a range of slips and underglazes.

Week 3:
Participants will be taught how to glaze the work they’ve made during this course using a selection of dipping and brushing glazing techniques.

This course is suitable for those looking to develop their ceramics skills through working on a focused project. No previous ceramics experience is necessary. All materials are provided.

Sevak Zargarian will lead this course. Sevak is a London based ceramic designer maker working from his garden studio, with an aim to create beautiful objects for the home. A graduate from Central Saint Martins and shortlisted for the Homes & Gardens Young Designer Award 2015, Sevak has a passion for material exploration.

Summer Short Course: Painting the Everyday World

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 August
10.30am – 4.30pm

Finding subject matter for paintings and drawings from everyday objects, details of environments and the colour in our surroundings, participants will work intensively over two consecutive days, creating works that explore colour, light and dark, composition and layering.

Taking inspiration from Peter Fraser’s colour photography exhibition, participants are invited to use the surroundings at Camden Arts Centre, including access to the Galleries, Studios and Garden, to explore their chosen subject matter through experimental drawings and paintings in acrylic, gouache and watercolour.

This course is suitable for all levels and abilities. All materials are provided.

Matthew Krishanu will lead this course. Matthew graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and regularly leads workshops in painting and drawing. Four of Matthew’s paintings have recently been acquired by the Arts Council Collection.

Children's Art Club: Kinetic Art for 5-7s

Tuesday 28  Friday 31 August
10am – 3.30pm

This four-day course offers children the opportunity to work with two artists across the Galleries and Studios at Camden Arts Centre, using a wide range of materials and techniques to playfully consider and create their own kinetic artworks.

In the Ceramics Studio, participants will experiment with clay to consider colour, movement and kinetic sculpture, working across a variety of ceramic techniques including feathering, marbling and stippling to create hanging mobiles. Final works will be glazed and fired in our on-site kilns.

In the Drawing Studio, participants will continue to develop their ideas, working with sound, photography and drawing to create large scale immersive installation works. All materials are provided and there will be an open studio exhibition of artworks on the last day for friends and family to attend.

Free lunchtime care is provided between 12.30 – 1pm, 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.

Joe Rogers (AKA Colourbox Studio) is a visual artist working across a wide range of practices, including ceramics, print making, jewellery, textiles, illustration, and graphic design. Since gaining his BA in 2002 and MA from Chelsea College in 2011 Joe has worked on a range of fine art and sound art projects as well as collaborating with other artists. He was a founding member of Puck Collective and the Clay Collective. His work is bold, colourful and is influenced by form and shape.

Natalie Zervou is an artist and educator with an interest in inclusive practice-based research linking play, sculpture and in between states. Within her practice material hierarchies cease to exist and the environmental frames which her sculptures inhabit become part of a wider invite for corporeal participation. As part of her practice-led MA she examined the potential of both psychoanalysis and phenomenology to support our understanding of how inner and outer experiences shape our interactions with different materials and the different worlds in which we live.

Children's Art Club: Kinetic Art for 8-11s

Tuesday 28  Friday 31 August
10am – 3.30pm

This four-day course offers children the opportunity to work with two artists across the Galleries and Studios at Camden Arts Centre, using a wide range of materials and techniques to playfully consider and create their own kinetic artworks.

In the Ceramics Studio, participants will experiment with clay to consider colour, movement and kinetic sculpture, working across a variety of ceramic techniques including feathering, marbling and stippling to create hanging mobiles. Final works will be glazed and fired in our on-site kilns.

In the Drawing Studio, participants will continue to develop their ideas, working with sound, photography and drawing to create large scale immersive installation works. All materials are provided and there will be an open studio exhibition of artworks on the last day for friends and family to attend.

Free lunchtime care is provided between 12.30 – 1pm, 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.

Children’s Art Club for 5-7s

Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 October
10.00am – 3.30pm

This four-day course takes inspiration from the current exhibition, Landline by Amy Sillman, and offers children a fun, playful and creative environment to make their own artworks.

Working with two artists across the Galleries and Studios at Camden Arts Centre, children will use a range of techniques and processes including design, illustration, animation, ceramics and zine-making.

Working in the Ceramics Studio, artist Fredrik Andersson will demonstrate the decorative potential of clay and encourage participants to use bold colours and sgrafitto illustration techniques to decorate their own vessels and tiles produced during the sessions. In the Drawing Studio, participants will continue to develop their ideas with artist Soofiya Andry on graphic design and animation projects to create their own zines and murals.

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.

Soofiya Andry is a graphic designer, illustrator and design educator. Their art practice articulates a commentary on gender, race, politics and bodies through a radical social and anarchist approach. Their practice utilises a variety of forms, including but not limited to, zines, book arts, writing, collaborations and workshops to deconstruct narratives. With a love of bright colour, neon aesthetics and big ideas both Soofiya and their work aim to dissent, disrupt and resist.

Children’s Art Club for 8-11s

Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 October
10.00am – 3.30pm

This four-day course takes inspiration from the current exhibition, Landline by Amy Sillman, and offers children a fun, playful and creative environment to make their own artworks.

Working with two artists across the Galleries and Studios at Camden Arts Centre, children will use a range of techniques and processes including design, illustration, animation, ceramics and zine-making.

Working in the Ceramics Studio, artist Fredrik Andersson will demonstrate the decorative potential of clay and encourage participants to use bold colours and sgraffito illustration techniques to decorate their own vessels and tiles produced during the sessions. In the Drawing Studio, participants will continue to develop their ideas with artist Soofiya Andry on graphic design and animation projects to create their own zines and murals.