Camberwell Open House 2017

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24 Jun 2017

11am to 4pm

Open House is a welcoming fun and free event open to all, offering members of our local community and beyond the opportunity to see our students’ work and take part in free art and design workshops.

All workshops are run by Camberwell College of Arts’ experienced tutors and students. At Open House you can learn first-hand how to produce simple photographic images, create a stop motion animation or try out letterpress. In addition, this is a great chance to look round the Summer Shows following our map! 

Now in its 13th Year, Open House is a permanent feature on the Camberwell community’s events calendar. The day is hugely popular with local families, many returning year after year. Feedback from visitors to previous events:

‘Fantastic access to see inside and the workings of one of the local area's great institutions’
‘Very relaxed and fun’
'Great atmosphere and a brilliant opportunity to try so many different processes with great technical support and materials - all free!'
‘Plenty of activities’
‘We came last year and really enjoyed it, so came back this year’
‘It’s an exciting way for my son to get a flavour of some of the resources and practices available at Art School’

Open House is supported by CRAFT (Camberwell Residential Academic & Fellowship Trust), UAL Widening Participation and Overbury.

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please note,we will be implementing bag searches upon entry.

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 take part in some great workshops and see the work of our graduating students at our Summer Shows.
Where is Open House?
Open House takes place across two sites this year: Wilson Road and Peckham Road. 
The main hub of the event and the majority of workshops will be at Wilson Road. 

When is Open House?
Open House is on Saturday 24 June 2017, 11am – 4pm.  Last entry is at 3.30pm. 

Does it cost anything?
Entrance 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. We will be announcing more activities as they are confirmed. All activities, including materials, are free. 
Do I need to book?
You do not need to book, but to receive updates about the event, please register your interest using the booking form below. 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 Denmark Hill Station, which is just a 15 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 Wilson Road site.
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 sites. 
I have young children, is there somewhere I can leave a pushchair?
Yes, room to leave pushchairs will be available, but at the owner’s risk.  
Who runs the workshops?
Our workshops are run by experienced staff and students from Camberwell College of Arts. 
Is food available?
An outdoor picnic area at Wilson Road will be available, along with food available to purchase on the day at reasonable prices.
Is the College accessible for people with a disability?
Peckham Road: the newer part of the College is accessible to people who are physically disabled. Disabled access is available via a side gate giving access to lifts at ground floor and access to all floors in the main building. Only the ground floor of the older part of the building is accessible. 

Wilson Road: entrance is at ground level, with a lift in the main part of the building. The basement level is not wheelchair accessible.

If you are concerned at all about accessibility of either site, please contact us on 020 7514 6302 or via email
Can my children come alone?
Unfortunately we cannot allow any children under 16 admittance to the College without a responsible adult. To avoid disappointment, please ensure your 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. 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 #CamberwellOpenHouse2017
Facebook: /CamberwellUAL 
Instagram: /CamberwellUAL

If you have a specific question, please email or call 0207 514 6302

Photo credit: Wendy Lee Warne, 2016

You do not need to book, but to receive updates about the event please use the booking form below to register your interest in Open House: