A year long project with young people from Camden and Brent exploring natural resources, waste materials and the idea of shelter.
Den is led by the artist team of Lucie Macgregor, Declan Leslie and Tom James working in collaboration with pupils and teachers from Swiss Cottage School and The Village School.
Focussing on play, process and learning together the programme will culminate in an exhibition at Camden Art Centre in Summer 2024 expanding on ideas discovered and works created together through the year.
In the first term of the project participants were introduced to the Drawing Studio and the garden at Camden Art Centre and inducted to their role as artists here. The workshops included mapping the centre and their places within it, foraging for materials to make ink from, making charcoal (with fire!) and creating large collaborative canvases painted with the foraged and formed materials.
The programme aims to create an environment where children can engage directly with artists and create work free from expectation. Camden Art Centre have been working with SEN Schools for over twenty years, the programme is part of our commitment to providing opportunities and platforms for those who may be traditionally underrepresented within the visual arts.
Our SEN Schools programme is delivered in partnership with ActionSpace.
This project is supported by the Kusuma Trust.