The Big Draw – London life

The Big Draw: Exploring London Life though Art

On Saturday 16th February 2019 local Camden residents and college learners were invited to come and join Foundation Diploma and Childcare learners in the production of a huge collaborative drawing depicting London life in all its diversity. This event was part of the International Big Draw festival ((click here for more Big Draw info)

The piece starts at the top with prominent and well known London landmarks, what everyone would think of when thinking of London, but then moves down in to local landmarks and portraits of individual’s living spaces: Our local London. The image finishes with self-portraits of the participants showing the range of individuals who make up London Life at the college.

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the final piece close up:


and some pictures from the day:

Calthorpe Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

Sat 19 May @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The Calthorpe Project inner city community garden and centre exists to improve the physical and emotional well-being of those who live, work or study in Camden and surrounding areas. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, they  hosted Art in the Garden and the Working Mens College was involved. Ceramics students donated work which was sold to raise funds for the project by ceramics learners Peter Buck, Helen McCormack and Sophia Staves. Jo Aylmer, Ceramics Tutor, ran a air drying clay workshop. Visitors made hanging decorations, small pots and even a clay burrito!

The Calthorpe Project:  258-274 Gray’s Inn Road. London,WC1X 8LH

tel: 020 7837 8019


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.”