In 2019, its 10th anniversary year, the National Saturday Club has created another series of inspirational Masterclasses with leading industry professionals across its national network. This year’s programme will include two large-scale, publicly accessible Masterclasses led by design collective Scale Rule as part of a new collaboration with Tate Exchange.
Over two weekends, the National Saturday Club and Scale Rule will welcome 10 Clubs and over 200 Club members to take part in a multi-disciplinary Masterclass at Tate Exchange. For the first time, these Masterclasses will be open for the public to take part. The two sessions will take place on Saturday 26 January and Saturday 2 February, on Level 5 of the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, London.
For the Masterclasses, design collective Scale Rule will invite professionals from a diverse range of creative disciplines, including engineering, graphic design and architecture. They will guide Club members as they consider artworks from Tate Modern’s permanent collection specifically selected by the National Saturday Club.
Using a toolkit of 100,000 paper straws and 200,000 paperclips, the Tate Exchange sessions will culminate with the young people building and presenting sculptural responses to the artworks they have studied. Employing spatial and structural planning techniques, the groups will work together with each other and Scale Rule, collaborating and negotiating to create final pieces that demonstrate the skills they have developed over the course of the Masterclass. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to the Tate to create their own responses as part of the Masterclass activity.
National Saturday Club’s Scale Rule Masterclasses will take place at Tate Exchange on 26 January and 2 February 11:00-16:30. The sculptures produced in the first Masterclass will be viewable in the Tate Exchange space during Tate opening hours, 26 January – 2 February.