Summer Family Activity: Shelter - Camden Art Centre

Learn to make cyanotype prints and build a collective ‘shelter’ in our garden, led by artist Sara Jackson.

Over the summer we are hosting 5 days of family-friendly activities in our garden and 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.

Shelter Additional Information The Artist Upcoming Sessions


Children and adults are invited to drop in for a fun afternoon session in our garden to design the outer layer of a shelter sculpture using cyanotype prints – which will form a collective space for everyone to enjoy, play and immerse themselves in.

Families will be guided through making their own cyanotype prints. Cyanotype is an easy, alternative process which uses natural elements such as sun and water, and materials around us to make prints. These prints will then be added to the sculpture over the course of the afternoon.

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

Sara Jackson is an artist, designer and educator based in Margate and currently works for Turner Contemporary as a Learning Producer. Sara creates site-specific work in response to social environments, playing with the materiality of the space as the pallet with which to create the work. Allowing her to work within an expanded practice to harnesses various mediums and learn new techniques. Becoming more aware of material usage and its impact on the environment, Sara has started to seek out materials that are local, surplus and have less of an environmental impact.

Upcoming Sessions

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

Sunday 18 September
Clothing – Sheyamali Sudesh