Organised by Camden Arts Centre
Join artist Asha Fontenelle for Making Space, our free family sessions.
About this event
Family takeover: Making Space with Asha Fontenelle
Sunday 5th February - Sunday 2nd April(alternate Sundays)
at 2.00-3:00pm & 3:30-4.30pm, Free, drop-in (booking advised)
Open to all types of families, children must be accompanied by an adult for the full session (advised for children 3yrs+)
Join artist Asha Fontenelle for Making Space, a series of free family sessions, this season we will explore themes of kindness, community and self-care, playfulness and Afrofuturism.
Using her background in social anthropology, Asha imagines worlds that are non-hierarchical, free of discrimination and based in genuine care for others.
Through a series of interconnected workshops adults and children will be invited to create their own affirmations, build safe spaces together, explore softness, and imagine themselves as ancient Paleolithic people inhabiting other worldly environments.
During the sessions families will experiment with various creative techniques from mono-printing, painting, marbling, set-building and working with found and scrap materials.
Family Takeover is a fortnightly session on Sunday afternoons and offers a fun, creative and relaxed space to explore playing and making with materials.
Sunday 5th February: Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction
Families are invited to imagine themselves as Paleolithic ancient people in this session to make and decorate paper bags together for foraging and collecting. We will decorate them using mono-printing and marbling techniques.
Sunday 19th February: Affirmations
We will create our own Affirmations, using a combination of words, colours and images to express how we feel about ourselves and others.
Sunday 5th March: Softness
Using light and tactile materials this session will explore softness, experimenting with a range of materials to try mark-making using paint, watercolours and pastels.
Sunday 19th March: Otherworldly World Building
We will be building otherworldly sculptures inspired by alien environments, making our own costumes and landscapes out of found and scrap materials.
Sunday 2nd April: Building Safe Spaces
Exploring what makes us feel safe, happy and warm, we will use set-building processes to create and construct our own safe spaces for families to inhabit and play in.Join artist Lily Ash Sakula for Family Visions, our free family sessions exploring what makes a family and the many different types of families.