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This fun-filled course for young artists aged 7–9 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below, including information about funded places.
Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022
Duration and times
8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30
Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023
Duration and times
8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30
This exciting course has been specifically developed for blossoming artists and mini-makers aged 7-9 to help them harness their imagination and gain confidence in creating and sharing their work. All projects and learning undertaken will be tailored to the younger age group.
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!
Our 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.
Each week students will learn new skills in art and design and use tools, equipment and techniques that are vital in the creative industries! 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!).
We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential.
We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.
It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.
- Character and creature design
- Character and creature sculpting
- Portrait painting
- Collage for picture books
- Print making
- Stage design
- Tonal plein air painting
- An appreciation and understanding of creative processes, including concepting and executing an idea, sharing, and reflecting
- Comprehension of the importance of preparation, utilising sketchbooks, and developing ideas
- An understanding of the key benefits of a creative community of their peers
- Enhanced fundamental art and design skills
- A boost of confidence and creativity!
- All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance
Students must be aged between 7 – 9 years. No art and design experience is necessary; all we ask is that students come with buckets of enthusiasm to learn new skills, explore, and have fun with art and design!
All course materials are included in the course fee.
We're committed to equal access to creative education and we're delighted to offer a limited number of funded places on our Saturday Art School courses, including this one.
Please note, we're currently accepting applications to study in the autumn term only.
To apply for a funded place, simply check that you meet at least one of the eligibility criteria below and complete an application. Click 'apply now' to be taken to our secure application form.
- You're currently in receipt of Free School Meals
- You're in local authority care or looked after for three months or more
- You're a Young Carer
- You're from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman, or Boater community
- You have a parent who has served, or is currently serving, in the armed forces
- Your current home postcode shows that you live in an area with low levels of progression to Higher Education (postcodes within the lowest 2 POLAR4 quintiles)
- Your current home postcode shows that you live in an area that falls within the lowest 20 per cent of the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)