Art School National Saturday Club launched

The Art School is very excited to announce the launch of its brand new National Saturday Club, starting Saturday 8 October 2022!

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. The nationwide programme aims to develop young people’s skills, nurture their talents and encourage their creativity in a range of creative subject areas.

Teens who enrol onto the Art School’s Saturday Club will use traditional skills to make a series of hand-crafted artworks with a contemporary twist! Participants will design their own coat of arms, featuring objects and symbols that demonstrate what’s most important to them, such as their pet dog, favourite trainers or mobile phone. Over the course of the Club, they’ll learn an exciting range of techniques including etching, casting in plaster, gilding with gold leaf onto glass and carving in wood, plus they’ll take part in a Masterclass with a leading industry professional. Their final piece will be exhibited in the Club’s Summer Show at Somerset House. Find out more here.

The Saturday Club takes place on Saturdays at the Art School in Kennington, London, from 8 October 2022 to June 2023, with breaks during the Art School’s holiday periods. There will also be one study trip to a museum or gallery in London during the first term. The Club is FREE to join and includes tuition time and materials.

Applications for the Art School’s Saturday Club are open now! To apply, head to our Club page on the National Saturday Club website and click the ‘Apply for the Club’ button. All applications are welcome and priority will be given to applicants who reside or study in Southwark or Lambeth.

We can’t wait to welcome our first Saturday Club members very soon!

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




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