Somerset House exhibition for National Art and Design Saturday Club members from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft
- Credit: Saturday Club
Students from across the country came together to showcase their art work at London's Somerset House and to celebrate their creative achievements honed over a year.
Some 15 members of the Great Yarmouth-based National Art and Design Saturday Club were among hundreds receiving certificates and seeing their work on public display.
The free club, the first one in the area, has been running since October giving young people aged 13 to 16 the chance to try new techniques, benefit from professional tuition, and visit London galleries.
It is run by East Coast College and the Time and Tide Museum and saw members create carnival flags and host a public masterclass as well as refine their skills and try new things.
Amy Stock, tutor and youth engagement officer, said: 'The idea to run the Saturday Club was a natural progression for the college and museum really. It has introduced young people to the museum and others to the idea of further education in the arts at East Coast College.
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'The club offers opportunities for development both creatively and socially for all the young people involved.'
The club ran for 30 weeks spanning drawing, animation, weaving, fashion couture, 3D work and photography.
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The first term included a trip to Central Saint Martins College and to the TATE Modern.
During the second term the club had a masterclass workshop with award-winning designer Henry Franks.
Finally the third term saw members working on flags for the Arts Festival carnival procession, host The Big Draw in Yarmouth's Market Place, and see their work on public display at the Summer Show exhibition at Somerset House.
One parent said the club had been 'a brilliant experience' describing the summer show as 'inspiring.'
To find out more or to express an interest contact Amy Stock via email@example.com or call 01493 743949.
What is the Saturday Club?
The National Art & Design Saturday Club was set up in 2009 Club by Sir John and Lady Frances Sorrell.
Its aim is to offer every young person between the ages of 13 and 16 the chance to study art at their local university or college for free, inspiring creativity in the younger generation and offering insight into studying at college or university and an understanding of careers within the creative industries.
The Saturday Club now offers four different pathways: Art & Design, Fashion & Business, Science & engineering and Writing & Talking, and there are more than 50 clubs nationwide that make up the creative network.
To find out more click on the website here