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Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club is run as a partnership between Nottingham Trent University and the Saturday Club Trust from the autumn to the summer term each year. Aimed at Years 9, 10 and 11, our goal is to give young people with an interest in Art & Design the opportunity to get involved in a subject they love, free of charge, at their local university.


What will the sessions involve?

From traditional to digital, pupils will have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of different art forms through our free workshops and masterclasses with professional artists. They’ll have access to our excellent Art & Design facilities*, get to meet like-minded young people and make new friends. As well as having lots of fun, Saturday Art Club also looks great on their CV if they decide to apply to college or university later on. There will also be the opportunity for the pupils to exhibit their own artwork on display in a London gallery.*


The club launches on 7 November. Workshops will be held weekly on Saturdays during term-time, from 10am to 1pm, with breaks over the school holidays.


In light of recent government announcements, the club will initially run as live online workshops via MS Teams. Participants do not need a Teams account. Successful applicants will be emailed a link to connect to the session. We hope to return to in-person sessions at NTU's city campus soon.*


The club is completely free!

How to apply

Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis to eligible applicants, who meet widening participation criteria (as assessed on the application form). To avoid disappointment, we recommend applying as soon as possible.

*Subject to Covid-19 guidance and restrictions.

Find out more

Watch the videos on the London Visit and the Summer Show hosted on the National Saturday Club website. Your child can even have a go at some previous projects at home!

…Thank you to you and your team for the Saturday Art Club. It's given [my child] the opportunity to experience art techniques she probably would not have thought of trying otherwise. She has also been able to include some of the work she has produced [at your club] for her GCSE Art course. ‘…It has also helped her in confirming that she wants to do Art as an option at college in the future.

Parent of former club member

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