Saturday Art and Design Club

Saturday art and Design Club pupils working in the animation studios

The UK’s creative industries are thriving, providing millions of jobs and billions to the economy each year. Their success is built on a constant stream of new talent and fresh ideas, and imaginative thinking combined with specialist skills.

Our Saturday Art & Design Club provides a year-long opportunity for 14-15 year olds from the Cambridge area to spend their Saturday mornings or afternoons here at Cambridge School of Art, working in our professional-standard art facilities.

These sessions gives the pupils experience of studying creatively in a university setting using specialist facilities, giving them an insight into the many opportunities available within the creative industries and allowing them to practice for particular roles.

The 30-week programme is delivered by our staff and students, with many volunteers supporting the different subject areas. The pupils take part in activities relating to drawing/illustrationm, printmaking, graphic design, interior design, fashion design, animation, photography, and fine art.

The club is co-ordinated by Cambridge School of Art BA and MfA Fine Art alumnus Jo Miller (email link), and the programme is supported by academic staff from the Cambridge School of Art.

The pupils also get to:

View our gallery on the 2020 Saturday Art & Design Club Summer Show site

Find out how current BA Illustration and Animation student Fay was inspired by her time at the Saturday and Design Art Club.