The National Art&Design Saturday Club offers young people aged 14–16 the unique opportunity to study art and design every Saturday morning at their local college or university for free.
Now in its sixth year, the Saturday Club runs in 41 locations across the UK, in colleges, universities and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. As well as more than 100 hours of specialist tuition, young people also benefit from visits to museums and galleries, Masterclasses from leading art and design practitioners and an exhibition of their work in London’s Somerset House.
The Saturday Club nurtures talent, builds confidence and raises aspirations. It helps young people gain qualifications and gives them an insight into studying at college or university and an understanding of careers in the creative industries.
The University of Huddersfield's Saturday Club is very popular. , Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the School of Art, Design and Architecture, has been helping to co-ordinate the club for the past 3 years:
"The biggest impact the Club has had is the increase in confidence that we see in the pupils. It also gives them an insight into further and higher education, and an awareness of the different routes they could go down. The Saturday Club opens their eyes to what is available to them."