The most ambitious Masterclasses to-date!

24 January, 2023

Masterclasses are a pivotal element of the National Saturday Club’s year-long programme. These take place in the Spring Term and connect Club members with industry experts, providing unique opportunities for young people to engage with professional practitioners and to glimpse the inspiring breadth of future career possibilities open to them.

This year’s Masterclasses Programme is our most ambitious to date with more than 60 Masterclasses engaging over 90 Saturday Clubs nationwide. Activities will span the breadth of the creative industries and beyond, from structural engineering, VFX and urban air mobility, to AI, stained glass making and animation. We’re delighted to announce that Masterclasses will be led by:

Adobe, AHMM, Andrew Hammond, Andrew Winch, Arup, Barnaby Barford, Banseka Kayembe, Balraj Samrai, Birungi Kawooya, Bond & Coyne, byUMBERTO, Cullinan Studio, Daniel Durnin, Dazed Media, DesignStudio, Di’mond Sharma-Joseph, Eden Stained Glass, Edwin Mingard, Ellie Doney, ELV Denim, English National Opera, Eva Wong Nava, Finisterre, Flight Crowd, Jade Francesca Blackler, Jason Bruges Studio, Jim Le Fevre, La Brum, Manolo Blahnik, Marianne Shillingford, Matt Jones, Monica Black, Nyasha Pitt, Paul Rennie, Pentland Brands x Endura, Pinewood x ILM, Price & Myers, Priestmangoode x Transport for Greater Manchester, Richard Malone, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Rubino Wilson, Scale Rule x London Zoo, Tejumola Butler Adenuga, Temperley London, Tom Ryalls, Unscene Architecture, Winnie Imara, Yawn Media, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Over the years, the network has had the privilege to work with leading industry figures across a broad range of sectors, introducing young people nationwide to the individuals and teams behind some of the world’s most well-known and forward-thinking brands and businesses. Many Masterclass givers have also reflected on their experience of taking part in the programme, commenting that the young people they have worked with at the Saturday Club have given them a new perspective on their own work.

Our industry partners’ commitment to supporting the programme year-on-year is a powerful testament to the vital importance of nurturing young talent and ensuring that we imbue the next generation with the skills and capacities to align with the future world of work.

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