Critical / Digital / Broadcast

Camden Arts Centre invites 15-25 year olds to attend a new series of workshops designed to build a creative practice and push your creative potential.

Using the centre as a resource, get an in-depth introduction to modes of Criticism, Digital and Broadcast.

This new series covers the three themes Criticism, Digital and Broadcast. These will be hosted in March, May and August respectively, with three Wednesday sessions in each. Please note, you will need to commit to and attend, all three sessions, for the series you select.
Find out more information on each session below and book for Critical here.


Wednesday 4, 11, 18 March (6.00 – 8.30pm)

Art criticism can often seem alienating, elitist and unapproachable. But writing about art is something everyone should be able to do. This project will act as an introduction to art criticism, its purposes and methods, and explores what it means to write critically about art.

We’ll be thinking about readability, approachability and independence of thought and, through the series, you will work towards creating a collective, self-published independent magazine.

Critical is led by Eddy Frankel, the Art & Culture Editor and chief Art Critic at Time Out London. Frankel has been an active writer and critic for 10 years. Founder and Editor of OOF, a biannual magazine and curatorial project looking at the relationship between art and football.


Wednesday 13, 20, 27 May (6.00 – 8.30pm)

How can digital practices assist you in making art? The second in the Critical, Digital Broadcast series introduces you to a variety of experimental techniques to explore moving image. This includes: creating soundscapes, using high-tech audio-visual equipment, digital storytelling and animation skills. The series will end with the creation of a digital project and public showcase.

Led by Jessica Ashman, a multidisciplinary artist working in animation moving image, performance and installation. Focusing on creating experimental narratives that explore gender, identity and race, Ashman using traditional animation techniques, installation and performance. She is a BAFTA in Scotland (2011) award winning animator, and MA Animation graduate (2014) from the Royal College of Art. Ashman’s films have been exhibited in over 60 film festivals internationally, including The Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and Encounters Short Film Festival.

More information and tickets for Digital will be available soon.


Wednesday 22 July, 29 July, 5 August (6.00 – 8.30pm)

This project will give you the skills to produce an audio art work that will be broadcast live from Camden Arts Centre. Using the centre to reflect the power of your voice, learn important skills to develop an independent practice through using sound recording equipment, editing software, creating field recordings, and audio storytelling.

Led by Lucia Scazzocchio, a sound artist, radio producer, community facilitator and educator. Scazzocchio has been nurturing and curating diverse and disparate stories and conversations that weave individual personal narratives as a way to help us better understand the wider social context. She calls this ‘Social Broadcasting’. Driven by creating engaging participatory radio and audio experiences that she ‘audioscapes’ into imaginative on and off-line broadcast initiatives and formats, Social Broadcasting represents the versatility of audio as an evolving social and artistic medium.

More information and tickets for Broadcast will be available soon.


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