Summer Family Activity: Breath - Camden Art Centre

Join artist, Gold Maria Akanbi for a free workshop for families exploring breath, through meditation and breathwork practices.

Over the summer we are hosting 5 days of family-friendly activities in our Garden and Drawing Studio that take their starting point from five basic human survival needs – sustenance, shelter, rest, breathing and clothing. The sessions will offer children and their adults a relaxed and creative environment to look to nature and slow down.

Breath Additional Information The Artist Upcoming Sessions


Children and their adults are invited to drop-in for a calming afternoon in our garden to draw breath. Gold Maria Akanbi will guide families through group meditations and also offer a series of focused workshops for families or smaller groups to sign up for on the day.

Through the afternoon we will create a meditation circle using sound, learn and try simple meditation techniques, and create artworks using our breath as direction.

Group meditation

Smaller group workshops (sign up on the day)

Group meditation

Smaller group workshops (sign up on the day)

Additional Information

  • Designed for children with accompanying adults, but open to all.
  • Open to children of all ages (recommended 3yrs and over). Children must be accompanied by an adult for the full session.

Booking is recommended to be guaranteed a space but you can drop-in anytime from 12-4pm.

Sessions will take place in our Garden, in the case of rainy weather we will relocate to our Drawing Studio, but please make sure to wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.

The Artist

Gold Maria Akanbi is a British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artists and craftsperson, who looks to nature, and its integration into everyday life, as a form of healing.

Using various mediums such as performance, writing/book-making, sculpture, painting and installation, Akanbi reimagines the world and how we can interact with the spiritual nature of it. Akanbi has just finished their MFA at Oxford University’s, Ruskin School of Art, and hope to pursue a PhD that will continue to study and research the concept of perineal spirituality and psychology.

Upcoming Sessions

Sunday 24 July
Sustenance – Tomoya Matsuzaki

Sunday 21 August
Shelter – Sara Jackson

Sunday 4 September
Rest (is a political act) – Niki Colclough

Sunday 18 September
Clothing – Sheyamali Sudesh