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Young Arts | Saturday Club 2023/24

Arts University Plymouth’s Young Arts programme was established in 1988. Young Arts feature the university's renowned Saturday Arts Clubs and for over 30 years has worked to bridge the gap in arts provision for young people created by increasingly limited access to creative activity in schools.

<p dir="ltr">On this multi-activity 24 session Art, Design and Media course, you will work with various specialist tutors throughout the year in a series of arts based skills workshops and short projects. You will take part in a pop-up winter show, go to a gallery or other arts event and, at the end of the year, your work will be showcased as part of the annual Arts University Plymouth Summer Show with a private view event for you and your families with a certificate presentation.</p> <p dir="ltr">Young Arts is for all children in school years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. We will create smaller groups by age so that you are working with your peers. </p> <p dir="ltr">You will be given a sketchbook to work in each week and you will make lots of finished works to take home throughout the course. For each block of activities, you will have one or more specialist tutor, and you will move around the projects in your group so that all students can try many different projects and creative mediums. What you do during each block of activities will depend on your own group, but each age group will do every activity during the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">This year will include animation, printmaking, painting, pastel work, drawing, illustration techniques, digital photography, analogue photography, group artwork creation, 3D collage, digital graphics and fashion.<strong><br /></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Please note: </strong>Sessions do not take place on Saturdays during in half term or during holiday periods.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Venue:</strong> Palace Court, Arts University Plymouth Pre-Degree &amp; Sixth Form Campus, Buckwell Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DA<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">Other Young Arts courses can be found at<strong> <a href=""></a></strong><br /></p>
A young girl in a yellow apron holds a squeegee as she pulls it across a printing screen. She's observed by six fellow children in aprons beside a long printing table.
<p dir="ltr"><strong>Term 1: </strong>30 September to 9 December (9 sessions, £123.75)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Term 2: </strong>6 January to 23 March (10 sessions, £137.50)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Term 3: </strong>20 April to 18 May (5 sessions, £68.75)</p>
Start Date

30 September 2023

End Date

18 May 2024

Day of the week

Saturday (term time only)


Each session will run from 10:30am - 12:30pm


Palace Studios, Pre-Degree Campus, Buckwell Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DA


£13.75 per week (paid termly, with half term Saturdays off) inclusive of all materials, equipment, sketchbook, exhibition, trip and booking fee


Holly Fulford
Laura Brooks
Stephen Green
Clare Shortcook
Guests: Ben Doney and Kate Marshall

<p>You do not need to have attended any other courses before, or have any experience. All you need is an interest in creativity, and we will help you with the rest.</p>
<p>Live (in person) studio workshops.</p>
<p>You will try various artforms working with specialist tutors, and you will create several finished artworks along the way. The course finishes with your artwork being showcased in the Arts University Plymouth Summer Show.</p>
<p>All materials and equipment are provided.</p>
<p dir="ltr">To make an application to this course please click the "BOOK NOW" button at the top of the page to be redirected to the Google booking form. </p> <p dir="ltr">This is an annual course, but you can leave at the end of any term. Payment will be requested via Square Up before each term.</p> <p dir="ltr">For further information, to discuss a particular child's needs or to request information in an alternative format, please email <a href=""><strong></strong></a>.<br /></p>