Art in and Around Camden: The Camden Town Group and Beyond

Course Description

Camden houses an abundance of art galleries and it has long been the place that many artists have called home. In this course, you will explore the wide-ranging work of artists associated with Camden from the 19th century to the present day, including the important contributions of marginalised and lesser-known artists, and Street Art. You will also explore ideas about how art and artists respond to the local and the real.

Location: Online Course

Course Content

This online course offers you an enjoyable way to learn more about the diverse and rich history of art and artists in the local area of Camden Town. Each week you will learn about an aspect of art and artists from the 19th century to the present day and from the famous to the lesser-known. Starting with a look at the many artists who have been involved with WM College itself, sessions will also focus on the Camden Town Group, Camden Studios, Public and Street Art around Camden Town and end with a look at Camden through the eyes of Frank Auerbach. The course will not only teach you about the history of art and artists in the area but will also explore ideas about how art and artists respond to the local and the real. We will also consider the important contribution of marginalised and lesser-known artists. This online course will bring the subject alive, guiding you through the history and streets of Camden Town. You will be supported to develop your understanding about this subject by an experienced tutor, Joseph Schneider, a local Camden artist and the founder of the Camden Art Club. You will learn to think about art and Camden Town in new ways in the virtual company of a supportive and friendly group. This course is the perfect complement to a practical art course, and will give you a good foundation for going on to study other aspects of art and local history.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This online course will feature a variety of interactive learning methods including discussions, Q&A sessions and other ways in which you can enjoy learning as a part of a group. You will be encouraged to do independent study and there will be suggestions for galleries and sites you could visit that link with the content of the course. As with all our programmes, this course includes individual reviews, offering you time with your personal tutor to reflect and set targets.

Independent Learning

At the beginning of the course you will be given a reading list to enable you to further explore various topics should you wish to. The college also has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor, and in written form at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

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Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team on
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572