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AAF Hampstead 2019

Central Saint Martins Short Courses at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead

Written by Shauna Scott
Published date 29 May 2019
We had a great time providing workshops and talks at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead with Central Saint Martins staff, alumni and students.

The on-site workshops were inspiring and allowed us to show the guests of the fair what short courses are all about - experimenting, getting your hands dirty and being creative!

The theme of the programme focused on the links between art and well-being, which we found to be a great starting point.

Connie Lim's workshops were all about looking at the human figure and anatomy in a different way.

With R.M. Sánchez-Camus we were inspired by The Impressionists and explored mindfulness while creating pen and ink drawings that combined self-portraiture with the landscape of our inner minds.

Our talks series was really engaging and allowed us to delve a bit deeper into the benefits of art.

We heard from Art Therapist, Mary Caddick, about how play can be incorporated into our daily lives.

We finished the programme with two panel discussions with UAL students and alumni, led by Andrew Marsh, Course Leader for MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise.

These discussions got the conversation flowing and allowed a bit of insight into the artists world, including frank discussions about their work, what motivates them and how they were finding the experience of selling work at the Affordable Art Fair.

  • Lizzie Reid, BA Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication 2018
  • Chloe Bowman, MA Photography, London College of Communication 2017
  • Chloe Kelly, BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins 2020

  • Lisa Pettibone, MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins 2018
  • Eva He, BA Sculpture, Camberwell College of Art 2020

We had a great time connecting with everyone in Hampstead and loved chatting with former students about their own personal experience on a short course.
We'll be back at it again at The Affordable Art Fair Battersea from 17-20 October.

If you would like to see more work from everyone that we worked with, you can find their Instagram links below:

Connie Lim, R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Lizzie Reid, Chloe Bowman, Chloe Kelly, Lisa Pettibone and Eva He.