We are very proud to announce that Annie-Marie Akussah, alumni from The WMC foundation Art and Design Course, has been selected for the New Contemporaries exhibition.

Annie-Marie says:

“Attending Working Mens College was the best decision I made right after sixth form . The foundation course steered me the right way and gave me a strong foundation for my career. I am grateful to all my Tutors, technicians and course mates who made my experience. I was encouraged to experiment and try different things on the course and that has strengthened my practice whiles at University.”

you can see here work here: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/artists/annie-marie-akussah




Hannah Black – WMC Alumni

Hannah Black graduated from the Adult Access to Art and Design at WMC in 2010 (the precursor to the current Art and Design Foundation Diploma) since then she has gone on to  received a Masters of Fine Arts in Art Writing from Goldsmiths and From 2013-2014, she was a studio participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. According to Hatty Nestor in Art in America:

“Hannah Black’s practice deals primarily with issues of global capitalism, feminist theory, the body and sociopolitical spaces of control.”

She is represented by the London Gallery Arcadia Missa.

Hannah has recently had a very successful solo show at the Chisnhale Gallery in London and is being included in top 10 lists of artists to watch out for.  Of her experience at WMC Hannah says:

“The course is a very liberating and interesting experience especially because it’s outside the usual art school norms and everyone who makes it possible should be very proud of what they have created, Clare (Law, foundation Fine Art Tutor) is a wonderful special teacher and her patience and insight changed my life”


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Foundation 2 week Haikus

Haikus about the first 2 weeks of the foundation::


It was a real breeze

We don’t ever want to leave

Let us do art please


Two weeks of college

Is a wonderful mind f**k

To be honest


It was amazing

Meet new people and new skills

Hope it really kills


I made some good friends,

on my day out to Southend

Hmm, how will this end?


Got in to college

Didn’t know what to expect

I have no regrets

Foundation Diploma Art and Design Final Show


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Learners completing their studies on the UAL Foundation Diploma at WMC-The Camden College showcased their hard work on Thursday 15 June for the end of year show.

The end of year exhibition showcases work from all our foundation learners across the specialist pathways that they have chosen: visual communication, graphics, illustration, animation, mixed media, filmmaking, documentary making, music video, decorative arts, make up, styling, fashion, textiles, 3d design, architecture, interior design, fine art and many more.

This year’s show included a prize giving ceremony, catwalk and cinema and after the opening event will be open to the public from the 19 – 22 June from 10am-5pm each day.

Anna Marlen-Summers, Curriculum Manager for Art and Design said: “We are incredibly proud of the work that our learners have exhibited this year as well as the progress they have made from the beginning of the year in September.

“Everyone who wanted one has secured a place at university and many others are progressing in to employment or other training.”

Awards as follows: 2017 Origins Exhibition Nominee awarded to three learners – Zachary Merle, Alex Bondrila, Melisa Hasan.

The 2017 UAL Foundation Diploma Principals Prize went to Maia D’Costa-Kalsi

The 2017 UAL Foundation Diploma Governors Prize went to Natalia Shaw Fernandaz

Five learners received the 2017 Attendance Award and these were awarded to:

  • Harry James
  • Millie Spalding
  • Zachary Merle
  • Millie Richie
  • Fancie Casey

Helen Hammond, Principal of WMC-The Camden College, said: “I was very impressed at the high level of work the learners have produced for their end of year show. The cross collaboration between the art and hair & beauty learners for the catwalk show was great to see.

“Deciding on an overall winner for the Principals and Governors prize certainly was a difficult choice to make but the chosen ones stood out for us as judges. All the pieces in the show were fantastic.

“I want to congratulate and wish all our learners the very best of luck in their next steps, whether that is university, employment or further training and to thank them for choosing WMC-The Camden College as the college to further their education.”

Feast Creative Poster Porject

The Visual Communications learners on the Foundation Diploma in art and design have been working on a live brief set by Simon Williams from Feast Creative. Feast Creative are a local design company working just round the corner from the college who work within the theatre industry producing posters and other marketing images. You may well recognize their work from “The Cursed Child” the recent Harry Potter production!

Simon visited the college and gave the learners a brief to produce a poster for one of two productions: Pygmalion or Macbeth, he then returned to do a critique with the group half way through and then again for the final presentations.

“Feast were delighted to be involved in a hands on project with the WMC Foundation Course students.

We were really pleased with the creative solutions that the students came up with for the theatre poster project. It was impressive to see the transition from their early sketches and ideas through to the final poster visuals and how they took on the constructive guidance we gave during the midway feedback sessions. Excellent work.”