Now in its seventh year, the Saturday Club runs in over 40 locations across the UK, in colleges, universities and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. As well as more than 100 hours of specialist tuition, young people also benefit from visits to museums and galleries, Masterclasses from leading art and design practitioners and an exhibition of their work in London’s Somerset House.
The National Art&Design Saturday Club offers young people aged 14–16 the unique opportunity to study art and design at their local college or university for free. The national club was set up by the Sorrell Foundation and we are proud at Northbrook, to of been asked to take part in the scheme by running a local club from its West Durrington campus.
Throughout the programme students are supported in developing their skills and flavour for creativity in a wide range of styles and techniques. The club environment is supportive and responsive to its members needs and enables students to engage in art & design practice that they may otherwise not have had access to.
School students who attend Northbrook’s Art and Design club have recently exhibited their work in an exhibition in London, as part of the Summer Show. The Summer Show, which marks the end of the year, reinforces the nationwide scope of the Saturday Club programme and treats the creative work of young people seriously. Featuring work by every Club member, it is visited by 3,000 people. This year the Summer Show took place in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House.