For the 15th year running, Camberwell College of Arts will open its doors to members of the local community and beyond on Saturday 22 June 2019 for a free, fun day of art and design workshops, and the chance to explore the work of our graduating students at our Summer Shows.
Suitable for all ages, this exciting, inspiring day offers the chance to try out something new: print your own design onto a T-Shirt, make a photogram in the dark room or try making a simple pot out of clay.
This year, we are running a series of special workshops inspired by objects from the historic Camberwell ILEA Collection. You can use these examples of mid-century design as a starting point to create your own pieces, and learn more about how everyday objects can inspire your creativity.
All of the workshops on the day are run by Camberwell’s talented staff, students and alumni, who will guide you through the process. No previous experience is necessary to take part, and all materials are provided.
Open House 2019 is supported by CRAFT (Camberwell Research Academic Fellowship Trust), and UAL Outreach. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Further information & Frequently Asked Questions
What is Open House?
Open House is a fun, free annual event at Camberwell College of Arts – a chance to see the work of our graduating students at our Summer Shows, and take part in some fantastic creative workshops designed with young people and families in mind.
Where is Open House?
Open House takes place at our Peckham Road site.
When is Open House?
Open House is on Saturday 22 June 2019, 11am – 4.30pm. Last entry is at 4pm.
Does it cost anything?
Entry and all workshops and activities are free, with materials provided.
What is there to do on the day?
A whole range of activities and workshops are available on the day, including The Darkroom Experience, T Shirt Screenprinting, Stop Motion Animation and Letterpress. Further activities will be announced on our website.
Do I need to book?
You do not need to book. Workshops will be booked on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do I get to Camberwell College of Arts?
By train: We are within walking distance of Peckham Rye Station, which is just a 12 minute train ride from the city.
By bus: We are on major bus routes, including the 12, 36, 171, 345 and 436, with many more buses stopping at nearby Camberwell Green.
By underground: Northern Line to Oval and then take the 36 or 436 bus.
By bike: There are bike racks at the College
By car: We are on the A202 south from Victoria Station if you're driving here. Unfortunately public parking is not available on the College site. Pay and display parking is available nearby.
I have young children, is there somewhere I can leave a pushchair?
Yes, room to leave pushchairs will be available, at the owner’s risk.
Who runs the workshops?
Our workshops are run by the College’s experienced staff, students and alumni.
Is food available?
Our canteen will be open, selling food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Is the College accessible for people with a disability?
Most of our buildings are accessible for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users. The newer parts of the College are fully accessible, however our older, Victorian buildings have more limited access. If you are concerned at all about accessibility, please contact us on 020 7514 6301 or via email email@example.com
Can my children come alone?
Unfortunately we cannot allow any children under 16 admittance to Open House without a responsible adult. To avoid disappointment, please ensure children are accompanied to the event. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Will the event be photographed?
Yes, the event will be photographed and filmed. Please notify the photographer if you, or your children, do not wish to be photographed.
I would like more information, where can I get it?
More information is available via our social media channels:
Twitter: @CamberwellUAL #CamberwellOpenHouse2019
Booking is not required, but you can register your interest below: