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Welcome to Saturday Art School

Our courses for aspiring young artists allow budding makers, designers and artists aged 7-18 to explore creativity outside regular school art classes, guided by our expert tutors. Courses run either in the autumn, spring or summer term. Explore our complete course offering below, or browse by age range at the bottom of the page.

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Creative Arts Summer School for 7-15 year olds

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

  • We understand how important young creative artists are; they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm
  • Your young artist will study at a leading specialist university; our tutors are industry professionals, so they'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for our courses, so there's nothing holding your young artist back
  • Your young artist will learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • They'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included, respected, and supported
  • They'll benefit from our incredible campus and our industry-standard resources
  • This could just be the start of their creative journey – we'll support them every step of the way and help them develop the tools they need to progress from Saturday Art School through to undergraduate study
  • Your young artist will have fun, grow in confidence, and make new friends!

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Courses for 7-12 year olds

Explore creativity from a young age

Our courses for blossoming artists as young as 7 years old will help them explore their creativity, harness their imaginations, and gain confidence in creating and sharing their work. No art and design experience is necessary; all we ask is students come with buckets of enthusiasm (and old clothes you don’t mind getting messy!).

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Courses for 11-16 year olds

Learn new skills and develop existing ones

We offer a range of courses to enable budding makers, designers, and artists aged 12-15 to develop skills in a range of different creative disciplines either to find their creative calling or simply enjoy learning new skills. Your young artists don’t need to already be experts in their chosen subject, all we ask is that they come with enthusiasm for learning new things, creative ideas, and some old clothes they don’t mind getting messy in!

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Courses for 14-18 year olds

Preparing for future creative studies

For any budding artist, it's important to have a well presented and varied portfolio to help them take the next step in their creative journey. Especially if the next step is applying to study at foundation or undergraduate level. We’ve two portfolio preparation courses specifically designed for older students to help them succeed. Students don’t need to already be applying for creative courses, we just ask that students come with lots of enthusiasm and ideas!

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