ARTBASH CAMP – ‘Ocean’ 2019

We will be taking bookings from May 1st 2019.
Artbash camp is a repeat programme running Monday – Thursday. 
*(we will be taking booking for one week only per child, otherwise, your child will be repeating activities.)

Week 1. Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th July 2019
Week 2. Monday 29th July –  Thursday 1st August 18
Time. 9.00am – 3.30pm
Extended hours: 3.30pm – 5pm

If you book for more than one sibling (and only if), obtain a 5% discount with the code TAKEOFF5 at checkout.

Thank you for a fantastic 2 weeks! 

Bookings are now closed

Again this summer we will be at our base, the Old School Rooms at the Round Chapel.

Young artists will develop their creative skills through a programme of imaginative workshops with our theme being ‘Ocean’ allowing our imaginations to take us on an amazing underwater journey.

The days will include several activities, experimenting with exciting new materials and developing ideas in their own sketchbook. On the last day of the camp, our young artists will showcase there work in an exhibition and host a private view for all to see.

Children will be divided into two age-appropriate groups: ‘Doodle’ ages 5 – 7 years and ‘Sketcher’ ages 8 – 11 years. There will be a maximum of 20 children per group.

In addition, this year in Week 2, we are introducing a teens group ‘Designers’ for 12 – 14 years for a maximum of 16 children. This will be age appropriate and includes a Shoreditch Street Art Tour on Wednesday. Workshops will be run by experienced workshop facilitators and professional artists.

Extended hours will be creative drama perhaps some dance something to get them moving. This is suitable for 5 – 11 years therefore not offer to the older group. Please, note that extended hours is Monday – Wednesday as Thursday we have our exhibition!

There will be some messy, outdoor workshops and we plan to picnic lunch in the park (Clapton Square) daily.

Children will need to bring a packed lunch and be dressed for mess!

The daily programme:

9.00 – 9.30 am Sketchbook and engagement time
9.30 – 10.45 am Workshop 1
10.45 – 11.00 am Break & Snack
11.00 am – 12.15 pm Workshop 2
12.15 – 1.30 pm Picnic lunch (in the park)
1.30 – 2.15 pm Workshop 3
2.15 – 2.30 pm Break
2.30 – 3.30 pm Workshop 4
3.30 pm Collections
3.30 – 5.00 pm Extended hours (pre-booked)


Our young artists took flight on a journey above and beyond engaging with nature and playing with fantasy.

The week was all about the animal! It was probably our best year yet we loved it!

We had an amazing camp with the children learning lots of different artistic skills and understanding the meaning of curation. We had an engaging exhibition at the LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES gallery E5.

It was a resounding success at the Museum of Childhood! We linked to the Museums Exhibition, ‘The Alice look’

We linked to the Museums Exhibition, Daydreams and Diaries, looking at Jacqueline Wilson books, life and inspirations.
Please take a look at our fantastic pictures!

We created a tropical holiday experience, creating costumes, surfboards and more.

A journey, experiencing all the greatness of Hackney, from our green spaces to our inspirational ‘street art’


“My boys did ARTBASH summer camp. My youngest is partially hearing and it was a very inclusive, understanding and safe place for him to be. And most of all it was FUN! 
He still has his sunglasses on his window and my older son’s surfboard still has pride of place on his wall.” Jessica Mann mother of Danny (5) & Joe (6)

“My daughter loved her ARTBASH summer camp and I loved hearing the incredible fun and creative stories she came home with each day. Also, we now have a paper palm tree on our landing so for that alone, ARTBASH was worth it. I would definitely recommend it.” Miriam mother of Eva (5)

“My daughter had a wonderful time at the summer ARTBASH. She was thrown in with a load of other kids and responded instantly to the creative process abundant in the ARTBASH offering. At the end of the first day she wanted confirmation she was, “here for the rest of the week, right?”

 Minnie felt safe, secure and cared for which allowed her to get on with the serious business of making stuff! Minnie picked up many new skills which are now part of her creative process and she had a vast array of show and tell for the end of the week and was very proud showing it to us, many pieces still take pride of place in her bedroom.”

 We have agreed that she will attend all future ARTBASH weeks and I would have no hesitation in recommending Art bash for those parents unsure. Money and time very well spent.” Liam father of Minnie (9)