Budding artists encouraged to sign up for university’s Saturday club

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Monday 28 September 2015

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Coventry University has teamed up with a national charity to offer free art classes to school pupils in the region.

The university is taking part in The Sorrell Foundation’s National Art & Design Saturday Club and have already begun delivering weekly art lessons, starting from Saturday 26th September, to young people aged between 14 and 16 years of age.

Now in its sixth year, the National Art & Design Saturday Club aims to inspire creativity in young people by allowing them to study art and design for free at their local college or university. The programme is run at 41 centres across the country and has proved a huge success with around a third of club members progressing on to diploma, foundation or undergraduate art courses.  This will be the fifth year running that Coventry University has taken part in the scheme. 

Classes began in Coventry on 26th of September and will run every Saturday morning thereafter for 30 weeks. During the course, art club members will receive expert guidance from the university’s teaching staff and will have access to specialist facilities free of charge. They’ll also have the chance to visit museums and galleries, attend a master class with one of the country’s leading artists and exhibit their own work at a special Summer Show at Somerset House in London next year. 

The National Art & Design Saturday Club at Coventry University is open to boys and girls of all abilities and is free to attend. Further details are available via email artclub.ad@coventry.ac.uk  or by calling +44 (0)24 7765 7020. 

More information about the National Art & Design Saturday Club is available at http://saturday-club.org/. 


For further press information please contact Mark Farnan, marketing and communications, on +44 (0)24 7765 8245 or email mark.farnan@coventry.ac.uk