Reading, RG1 4HJ
National Art and Design Saturday Club is a free of charge programme for 13–16-year-olds that forms part of the Sorrell Foundation’s National programme.
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 15 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.
Dates for National Art and Design Saturday Club are as follows:
- 28 September
- 5, 12, 19, 26 October
- 9, 16, 23, 30 November
- 7, 14 December
- 11, 18, 25 January
- 1, 8, 15, 29 February
- 7, 14, 21, 28 March
- 4 April
Location: Reading College
What I'll learn
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
How I'll learn
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.
How I'll be assessed
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.
How to Apply
You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register your contact details online and verify your account
- Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course
Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.
This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.