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Young Artists (10–12yrs)

  • Ages: 10-12
  • Term: Autumn, spring, summer
  • Length: 8 weeks


This fun, hands-on course is perfect for aspiring artists specifically aged 10-12 years to experiment and explore their creativity.

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?

Summer term 2024

Saturday 6 April – 25 May 2024

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

Summer term 2025

Saturday 26 April – 14 June 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 artists aged 10-12.

Please note, we cannot accept young artists below 10 years old on this course.

We also offer this course tailored for 7-9 year-olds.

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?

Summer 2024: £209

Autumn 2024: £225

Spring, summer 2025: £225

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 exciting course has been specifically developed for blossoming artists aged 10–12 to help them harness their imagination and gain confidence in creating and sharing their work. All projects and learning undertaken is tailored to the older age group and will be more advanced.

On this course, young artists will learn and develop new art and design skills in an inclusive, supportive, and vibrant environment, where they’ll set their imagination free and find their creative voice. They'll explore surrealist exquisite corpses, watercolour painting for picture books, tonal plein air painting, cartoon character art, character and creature design, character and creature sculpting and portrait painting.

Your young artists will be expertly led by friendly teaching staff dedicated to supporting young learners. They’ll learn in our state-of-the-art studio spaces and have access to our industry-standard resources, so they get a taste of the creative industries. During the course students will share and talk about their work, in an encouraging and compassionate environment.

Importantly, each term is varied so our returning young artists will be offered new engaging projects that allow them to consolidate skills and techniques learnt in the previous term. They'll also have the chance to explore new creative avenues and will be introduced to additional skills to develop their learning and creativity. It's safe to say, there's never a dull day with our young artists!

  • Surrealist exquisite corpses
  • Water colour painting for picture books
  • Tonal plein air painting
  • Cartoon character art
  • Character and creature design
  • Character and creature sculpting

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of creative processes, including seeing an idea through from start to finish, sharing, and reflecting
  • Understand the importance of preparation, utilising sketchbooks, and developing ideas
  • Understand the key benefits of a creative community of their peers
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Appreciate teamwork and team building ethics
  • 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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Meet your young artist’s tutor

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Toby Fox Drew

Toby Fox Drew is an illustrator and educator living and working on the south coast of the UK. Toby’s work is largely character-driven...

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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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Please read our terms and conditions carefully before booking your young artist onto our Saturday Art School courses.

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How to book

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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