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Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club is a partnership programme between NTU and the National Saturday Club Trust aimed at giving school pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to get involved in creative subjects.

What will the sessions involve?

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The Saturday Art Club will run over fifteen sessions, in blocks of five weeks each term.

Members will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of creative skills and work with different media from traditional to digital. They will have access to NTU’s fantastic Art and Design facilities and learn from talented NTU staff, students and visiting artists.

Over the year we will experiment with different creative art forms including illustration, painting, collage, photography, clay, fashion, creative writing, calligraphy, film making and much more.

Club members will also have the opportunity to go on trips to cultural institutions in Nottingham and further afield, attend the National Saturday Club’s annual Graduation ceremony and Summer Show at Somerset House in London.

As well as having lots of fun, Saturday Art Club looks great on a CV, especially if members choose to apply to college or university later on. There will also be the opportunity for club members to exhibit their work nationally.

Key information

Saturday Art Club starts from Saturday 11 November, 2023.

Workshops will be delivered weekly on Saturdays during term-time.

These will take place 10:00 - 13:00, with breaks over the school holidays.

All events will take place at Nottingham Trent University City Campus (NG1 4FQ).

Attendance to the Saturday Art Club is completely free.

You can apply to take part by submitting an application form.

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 15 September 2023.

If your application is successful, you will be informed from Monday 3 October 2023.

"We learnt a massive range of new exciting skills such as screen-printing, calligraphy and photography… During the trips to London and the galleries, we also learnt a lot more about the world of art and the growing creative industries. At Saturday Art Club, I would say the freedom to experiment with different materials and stuff was probably the best part."

Former Saturday Art Club member

Find out more

Watch videos from our London Visit and the Summer Show hosted on the National Saturday Club website. If you have any questions, please email us at