A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

ARTBASH

Camp DISCOVER

Valence House Museum

Monday 26 July - Thursday 19 August

ARTBASH camp discover is an exciting four week art camp based in Valence Library and Gardens for 5-11 year olds. Each week of the camp, they will welcome a different group of 30 children to join them on a mission of discovery. Throughout each week, their intrepid explorers will venture on a journey of discovery uncovering things from the gardens, the museum and the library that will inspire each art workshop. With the help of local artists, children will encounter new art techniques while creating their own artworks.

Their workshops are about keeping art and creative learning alive in education and beyond. In today’s technologically over-saturated society they believe now, more than ever, that art, and exposure to art materials, is crucial to allowing children make sense of their world and have a positive impact on their mental health and wellbeing. Their workshops focus on empowering children, through regular creative exposure and physically using art materials, to process ideas and feelings and express themselves in alternative forms of communication.

The workshops will run Monday – Thursday between 9am-3.30pm on the following dates:

Week 1. 26th – 29th July
Week 2. 2nd – 5th August
Week 3. 9th – 12th August
Week 4. 16th– 19th August

The workshops will take place at:

Valence House
Education Room
Local Studies and Archives
Margery Road
Dagenham
RM8 3AX

Access to site via Margery Road, walk through the staff carpark and enter the site through the pedestrian gate at the far end of the carpark.

To find out more and how to register - click here.

Valence House Museum
Becontree Ave
Dagenham
RM8 3HT

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ARTBASH is an East London based organisation established by Linda Culverwell in 2010. ARTBASH is a place where we recognise that art is what makes us human. We design and deliver therapeutic art workshops in our East London studio, in schools, in the community and public spaces for adults, young people and children.

These workshops are funded through the Department for Education's Holiday Activities and Food Programme.