October Half-Term: Children’s Art Club for 5-7s

This four-day course offers children a fun, playful and creative environment to make their own artworks. Working with artists Basil Olton and Holly Graham across the Galleries, Ceramics and Drawing Studios at Camden Arts Centre, children will use a range of techniques and processes, including ceramics, printmaking and sound to consider themes from the current exhibition and produce works that explore personal narratives, collective memories and histories.

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.

Basil Olton is a London-based artist, using clay, printmaking and sculpture to explore how collective memory is shaped by institutions that, as legacies of colonialism, have control over how the past is remembered and re-imagined. Influenced by film theory and the narrative of the still image, his work investigates the relationship between the clay object and photography to explore perceptions of identity and belonging whilst questioning the fragility of narrative power structures and the interplay between fiction and desire. Recent exhibitions include: Black Plaques, The Gallery, Idea Store Whitechapel, London (2018) A Necessary Fiction, Tower Hamlets Archive, London (2017) Utopian Landscapes, Halfadozen Studio, London (2016) EX-CA-VATE TWO, Schwartz Gallery, London (2015). Read more.

Holly Graham is a London-based artist, working predominantly with print and audio. Her work looks at ways in which memory and narrative shape collective histories, following an interest in tracing how memory fragments form and regroup to enable shifting understandings of identity. She undertook her BFA at Oxford University in 2012 and graduated from MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2014. Recent exhibitions and projects include: BOUNDS, Skelf, Online (2019); The Oval Window, Gerald Moore Gallery, London (2019); The Romance of Flowers, Kingsgate Projects, London (2018); Common Third, Copperfield, London (2018); Carefully Cleansed of Labour and Softened by Cooking, Compressor, London (2018); Sweet Swollen, Jerwood Visual Arts: Project Space, London (2018). Read more.

Additional information:

  • Booking on a course at Camden Arts Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.
  • 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.
  • This course takes place over four days. 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.
  • Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.
  • Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.
  • The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.