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Graphic and Digital Design

  • Ages: 12-15
  • Term: Autumn, spring
  • Length: 8 weeks


This dynamic course has been specially designed for budding artists aged 12-15 to take their first steps into the world of graphic design.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Autumn term 2024

Saturday 28 September – 30 November 2024

Please note, there's no session on 5 October or 2 November due to AUB Open Days.

Spring term 2025

Saturday 1 February – 22 March 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring graphic designers aged 12-15.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks don't contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables aren't brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB won't be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

This dynamic course has been specially developed for young designers aged 12-15 taking their first steps in graphic and digital design, to spark their curiosity and introduce them to the fundamentals of this exciting discipline.

Throughout the course your young artist will harness their creativity and learn how to apply that to a brief, whilst gaining confidence in creating and sharing their work.

They’ll study the full design process, from initial idea to final result, and will explore the fundamental principles of graphic design. Along the way they’ll work on a range of different projects including posters, logo design, and typography.

During the course your young artist will master the tools, explore, and experiment with the most popular industry-standard graphic design software, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), to create their designs. They’ll work in our specialist studio spaces that have been home to our award-winning graduates, using tools and equipment that the creative industries rely on.

Your young artist doesn't need to be proficient at using Adobe Creative Quite or have any design experience. All we ask is that they come with plenty of enthusiasm and a keen interest in graphic design.

  • Core principles of graphic design
  • Design theory basics
  • Idea generation through research and mood boards
  • Full design process, from initial idea to final result
  • Logo design
  • Typography
  • Poster design
  • Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • About the graphic design industry

  • Possess improved artistic and design skills
  • Have developed sound knowledge of graphic and related core principles
  • Be able to use a range of different techniques to produce a variety of design projects, including posters and logos
  • Be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite's interfaces and possess the basic skills that can be built on in the future
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed
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Beyond the course

This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could further their digital skills, continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects, look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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