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Date(s) - 20/01/2021 - 28/04/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


VAP Art Workshop – Respond to the Word-Sound VAP jams through art & learn different techniques. Zap 2 VAP from anywhere in the planet!

About this Event

VAP – Virtual Acoustic Poetry

Weekly ART Workshops Online – Every Wed 6pm – BST (UK) by Kamitan Arts West London’s ‘homegrown’ artistic and culturally rich Kamtan Arts non-profit CIC will be reaching out to you weekly, bringing together live musicians, featured poets, artists and our inter-generational community to create and share in a safe online welcoming space. Enabling diverse communities from RBKC and beyond to participate in exploring their own creativity and have their voices heard, endeavouring to restore hope for a brighter day. Please sign-up, share & connect with us for our VAP ONLINE ART Sessions with Kamitan Arts featuring different Art tutors on rotation! Throughout these Art workshops Kamitan Arts’ multi-disciplinary high-calibre Art tutors will teach you different techniques, and share with you tips on how best to respond to the Word-Sound VAP jams through Art! Link to LIVE Zoom will be sent to you once you have registered here. If you would like to be a part of these weekly sessions (Fri – VAP Jams, Wed – Art Workshops), creatively learning, performing and supporting one-another, have an interest in taking part through any of the following ways please do register and get in touch!:

  • Poetry
  • Rap
  • Song
  • Playing a Musical Instrument
  • Creating Art as a response to the Poetry/Sounds
  • Creating Movement as a response to the Poetry/Sounds

We will have some art freebies, tech and musical instruments to lend to those that need it the most! Please drop us an e.mail. We welcome Dancers and other artists to respond to the Word-Sound through their unique creative mediums!

Please do come and join our free musical jams!

To register onto the weekly VAP Jam sessions Fri 7pm please press on this link

Here are the VAP dates lined up via Zoom:

Fri 15th Jan 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 20th Jan 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 22nd Jan 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 27th Jan 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 29th Jan 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 3rd Feb 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 5th Feb 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 10th Feb 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 12th Feb 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 17th Feb 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 19th Feb 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 24th Feb 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 26th Feb 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 3rd Mar 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 5th Mar 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 10th Mar 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 12th Mar 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 17th Mar 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 19th Mar 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 24th Mar 2021 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 26th Mar 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 31st Mar 2021 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 2nd Apr 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 7th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 9th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 14th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 16th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 21st Apr 2021 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 23th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 28th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

Fri 30th Apr 2021 @ 7pm – VAP JAM


Have a look at the Art tutors’ info below, where you will also find the art materials you will need to have in preparation before your session. If you need help with the art materials please do drop us an e.mail. For more info and registration onto VAP sessions please contact: kamitanarts@gmail.com

Instagram/Twitter/FB/Youtube: @KamitanArts

Kamitan Arts on FB

Poetry4Grenfell on FB

ZAP 2 VAP from anywhere around the planet! We are in the UK, please click here to use this Time Converter!

Kindly supported by the City Bridge Trust – London Community Response Fund and Power To Change – The National Lottery Community Fund

#KACreativityConnects #VAP #VirtualAcousticPoetry #KamitanArts

PLEASE NOTE: We will be filming and taking still images from these online sessions for Kamitan Arts’s portfolio and promotion on our social network platforms, as well as to share with our funders, if you do not authorise for your still/moving image taken or used by us please make sure to kindly turn off the camera icon at the bottom of your zoom screen.IMPORTANT INFO: Please be aware that this will be a community friendly platform and we will not tolerate any disrespectful or inappropriate attitudes or behaviour; which may result in being removed from the online event.Kamitan Arts adheres to GDPR, Data, Equal Opportunities, and strict Safeguarding Policies.

Marilyn Fontaine – Painting Goddesses & Magazine Collages

Marilyn is a Holistic and Creative coach, Artist and workshop leader based in London UK.

Marilyn has 15 years experience in the field of personal development and she has been involved with raising awareness of lifestyle changes, and health for women across London.

Formally trained in Art and Fashion Design, after which she entered the commercial fashion industry, this unfortunately resulted in her experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Deciding to leave this lifestyle behind, she researched health, spirituality and the mind, she moved into the Holistic healing field and was able to find her Klan of Healers and Creatives that helped her see the Swan masquerading as an Ugly duckling.

Around 2006 MJ Fontaine started to paint again after a long overdue calling this was influenced by the Goddesses and the Taoist Jade Circle. “Art called me home and I started to reincorporate this into my work. Art is my life line and my prayer and alter of life. Art is the tool that I use to create a bridge or messages between Spirit and Matter and it is through this I feel connected to myself and the world.”

MJ Fontaine has collaborated with Kamitan Arts on our ‘Lyrikal Art’ and ‘Poetic Art’ multi-disciplinary projects.

MJ Fontaine’s Website

‘your wellbeing is paramount’

Marilyn Fontaine 

What do you need for this Art session?

– Glue

– Coloured pens

– Ready-mixed paint Primary colours – Blue, White, Red and Yellow

(other colours if possible)

– Paintbrushes

– Pencil

– Magazine or newspaper clippings and an old book

– Markers

– A4 or A3 white paper

– Water

– Cups to hold water

– Paper plate/Palette to mix colours.

Optional: Glitter

Cezanne Taharqa – Sketching and painting (Ancient Kamitan Deities and more)

Cezanne Taharqa aka Cezanne Poetess is a Self-taught Visual & Spoken Word Artist, Author and Channeller. Her Black Love novel Journey of a Sister features her artwork and poetry, download Year One FREE at:

Journey Of A Sister Website

Instagram: @journeyofasister

Journey Of a Sister on FB 

Twitter: @JourneySister

Cezanne Taharqa 

What do you need for this Art session?

– Colouring pencils / paints

– Drawing pad/paper

– Pencil

– Thick black marker pen

Junior Tomlin – Sketching and shading Defining an era and earning the title of ‘The Salvador Dali of Rave’! Junior Tomlin was born and raised within the Carnival culture of Ladbroke Grove, West London and excelled in art from a very early age. He has been an artist for over 35 years, working for computer game companies creating packaging artwork, record labels, live events, a colourist for comics such as Marvel, Panini, Titan, 2000AD and John Brown Publishing as well as films like Lost in Space. Developing an ‘Afrofuturism’ style of art, Junior is a tutor teaching art and digital art that has collaborated with Kamitan Arts on our ‘Lyrical Art’ and ‘Poetic Art’ multi-disciplinary projects as well as a core contributor to our “Poetry 4 Grenfell” book with his iconic ‘Grenfell Anniversary’ and ‘Grenfell Forever” tribute pieces. Junior Tomlin has a book coming out about his 30 years creating art for record covers and rave flyers available on order.

Junior Tomlin’s Art Book press here

What do you need for this Art session?

  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • Paper
  • Rubber (you can also buy a pack of HB pencils with different grades of shades)

Andrew Cooper – Sculpture and Chalk

Andrew Cooper makes wood, carvings, animated films, drawings, painted banners, and is always exploring different ways to work with people using art. Responding to experience through making things is a very ordinary thing, just like having a cup of tea and a biscuit, yet many of us don’t value what we make and get discouraged so we have to change this because art making belongs to everybody. Founder/Creative Art Director of the Portman Gallery for a decade, an innovative community art gallery within Morpeth School, East London, where he also has been teaching for many years. Andrew is an art activist contributor to many art displays and installations about social housing and social justice, including the Grenfell Wall of Truth and also contributing to Kamitan Arts’ “Poetry 4 Grenfell” book; he has also been art tutor with our previous multi-disciplinary projects ‘Poetic Art’ and ‘Lyrical Art’. Andrew Cooper’s Website press here Andrew Cooper at The Tate What do you need for this Art session?

  • Chalk
  • Paper
  • Any bits of cardboard, food cartons and creative materials laying about at home
  • Gum strip

The “Poetry 4 Grenfell – Voices from da Grove & Latimer” …book is a tribute to all affected by the fire and a result of the year-long workshops that Kamitan Arts had been running as an immediate response to the tragedy. Princess Emmanuelle, lifelong resident of Ladbroke Grove, founder of Kamitan Arts CIC, international bi-lingual Rap-Poetess and cross-disciplinary arts facilitator that uses the Performing Arts to share and explore topics of injustice and cultural identity to bring about social change, put a call out at the end of June for contributions to this heart-felt multilingual compilation. The collection of poems for the book and the initial workshops in June 2017, was what inspired the filming of the ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ Golden Trellick Heart award-winning ‘Best Art Film’ (Portobello Film Festival 2017) that our young Igor Barcelos had filmed, with much help from the community to edit, and directed by Emmanuelle Marcel ‘Ja’bbour.The “Poetry 4 Grenfell” multi-lingual book includes the voices of local residents, the bereaved, the survivors and the empathetic wider community, from the ages of 3 – 77. It has been a creative means to amplify the voices and messages of our traumatised community that has usually been manipulated or misrepresented by the media. The Second Edition more Family Friendly version is now available!Come in take a look into our World, feel, watch and listen to the legacy that has been created by and for our ‘come-unity’. Allow yourself to draw upon the “Poetry 4 Grenfell” book for inspiration as you witness the inscribed written words and images; immortalising our memories through the written and oral testimonies, for indeed these dear souls will never be forgotten…We have just released our second edition, which is more family friendly and is a larger 220 page full colour edition! All revenue after printing and publishing costs are deducted goes towards printing more copies, giving free copies to Grenfell survivors and their immediate families, and sustaining free creative projects in our community post-Grenfell!

To purchase a copy of ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ and support our cause

Book Purchase directly from Kamitan Arts



For more info on our workshops, books and shows: Kamitan Arts Website