Applications open for our 2023/24 National Saturday Club

Screen printing masterclass with Rosanna Bishop, image credit: Thea Baddiley

We are delighted to announce that applications for the 2023/24 National Saturday Club at City & Guilds of London Art School are now open.

The National Saturday Club gives 13–16-year-olds across the country the opportunity to study subjects they love at their local university, college or cultural institution, for free.

Last year’s inaugural Saturday Club at the Art School was a huge success. Our 2022/23 members learned a range of heritage craft skills, from gilding to woodcarving, and showed their work in the end of year Summer Show at Somerset House. Take a look at what they learned over the year on our Saturday Club blog.

Our 2022/23 National Saturday Club Members at their end of course party

This year, our National Saturday Club will have two strands, with members choosing to explore either 2D or 3D Heritage Craft skills and making. Check out what will be covered in each strand below.

2D Heritage Craft Skills & Making
– Medieval Illumination Self Portrait
– Gilding (Verre Eglomise)
– Book Binding
– Marbling
– Print Making
– 2D Glasswork
– Trips to trade workshops
– Guest workshops from QEST scholars

3D Heritage Craft Skills & Making
– Sculptural Self Portait
– Woodcarving
– Stone Carving
– 3D Glasswork
– Trips to trade workshops
– Guest Workshops from QEST scholars

Both streams of the course will be taught by expert tutors who deliver BA and MA programmes at the Art School, with a range of trips and guest tutors throughout the year. Members will also be supported by a team of current Art School students who they will be able to chat to about what it takes to become an artist today.

Screen printing masterclass with Rosanna Bishop, image credit: Thea Baddiley

Please visit the National Saturday Club page on our website for full information on this year’s club. Applications will need to be submitted via the National Saturday Club website.

We invite you to share this opportunity with any young people looking for the chance to develop their creativity and explore the world of craft and craftsmanship.

If you have any questions, please contact Camilla at

We are most grateful to those donors whose generous support has made this project possible:
City & Guilds Foundation , Fishmongers’ Company


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