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A pop art person

Pop Art

  • Ages: 13-16
  • Term: Summer
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: £219


In this highly stylistic course young artists aged 13-16 will explore the world of Pop Art and discover why the style became one of the most recognisable art forms of today.

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 updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Saturday 6 April – 25 May 2024

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

Your young artist will be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring artists aged 13-16.

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.

Why should you choose this course?

This course is designed for budding creatives to be curious, playful, and eager to learn more about and immerse themselves in the world of art and design.

Your young artist will learn alongside up to 16 other like-minded youngsters, make friends, and have fun along the way.

At the end of the course, your young artist will leave with an increased confidence in their abilities, have a wealth of new skills that they can apply to their everyday life and beyond, and an excitement for future art and design studies.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources

What should you bring to class?

  • 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

About this course

This fun and exploratory course has been designed for aspiring artists aged 13-16. They’ll unleash their imaginations and explore the potential of their own creativity within the world of Pop Art and discover why the style became one of the most recognisable art forms of today.

On this course, your young artist will explore and examine the ground-breaking alternative Pop Art movement and generate artwork inspired by pop-culture using a wide variety of materials, techniques and methods. They'll gain an understanding of traditional and contemporary Pop Art, mixing innovative and traditional techniques, with particular emphasis on items connected to their lives including current cultural influences and trends.

Taking reference from familiar, low cost, objects that they use, experience and see around them every day, your young artist will incorporate their personal interpretation of modern culture into their artwork. Either altered or in their original forms, they can develop the meaning of mainstream social images such as commercial items, celebrity culture, magazines, brand names and logos, road signs, comic books, product merchandising, and more.

Focusing on Pop Art’s defining characteristics, our young artists will journey through recognisable imagery and bright colours using both analogue and digital techniques. This will include a combination of traditional and digital techniques; printmaking, mixed-media collage and painting, photography and photoshop, all mixed with humour and maybe, even a tad of irony and satire, pointing occasionally on consumerism.

Our young Pop Artists will experience and explore the potential of their own creativity and vision using a wide range of materials that can even enhance portfolios and coursework.

This course has been designed especially for young artists that are seeking to develop and mature their independent skills and advance their own creative journey through the genre of Pop Art to express their unique visual voice.

  • Discover the world of Pop Art and its defining features
  • Explore a range of materials and different processes that can be applied to Pop Art practices
  • Get to grips using a range of professional tools, equipment, and studio environments
  • Contemporary design
  • Generate ideas for contemporary Pop Art designs
  • Experiment with different digital and analogue techniques, including printmaking, mixed-media collage and painting, photography and photoshop
  • Develop their personal style

  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Have a solid understanding of Pop Art as a genre and its associated style elements
  • Understand how to use a range of professional tools safely and effectively
  • Be able to use a range of different art materials and understand which materials best suit their intentions
  • Have developed a variety of traditional and contemporary design techniques
  • Understand issues surrounding sustainability and the environment
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Untap their potential and talent
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas
  • 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

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance.

After this course, your young artist could:

  • Continue to harness their creativity; explore our full range of Saturday Art School courses to see where their creative journey will take them next
  • 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
  • Continue to develop their skills at home as a hobby

  • 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 – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • We encourage your young artist to be themselves and explore their existing interests; as such we harness their natural style and flair to enable them to develop their unique creative voice
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so they'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, 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 its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash their creativity
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Meet your young artist's tutor

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper is an artist and teacher with a wide and varied practice that bridges the gap between digital and traditional art forms.

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