National Art and Design Saturday Club

Course overview

The National Art and Design Saturday Club gives young people aged 13-16 the opportunity to study art and design every Saturday morning at their local college or university for free.

As well as benefiting from 20 weeks of inspiring classes, students exhibit work in their own Summer Show at Somerset House, London. They are also given the opportunity to attend a Masterclass from one of the UK’s most influential artists or designers.

Location: Reading College

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The aim of this club is to nurture young people’s talent, build their confidence and self-esteem, give them an insight into college life, and show them the pathway into further and higher education and to careers in the creative industries.

The National Art and Design Saturday Club is free and places go to students who want to expand their creative skills and are committed to every Saturday morning throughout the Autumn and Spring term. All materials, equipment and educational visit costs for this course will be covered by college.

Following successful completion of this course, you can go on to do the following courses:

  • Art and Design UAL (University of Arts London) Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Graphics Pathway – UAL (University of Arts London) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Club members will receive 60–70 hours of expert tuition, which includes the opportunity to take part in a wide range of stimulating activities based in Reading College’s specialist facilities, workshops and studios.

Areas you will learn about include: photography (darkroom and digital), graphic design, animation, printmaking, textiles, fashion, ceramics, 3D, painting and drawing.

There is no formal assessment.

The National Art and Design Saturday Club is free and places go to students who want to expand their creative skills and are committed to every Saturday morning throughout the Autumn and Spring term.

All materials, equipment and educational visit costs for this course will be covered by Activate Learning.

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