Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

The Saturday Club at Manchester School of Art offers young people in school years 9 – 11 the opportunity to learn, explore, make, trial, draw, examine, interrogate and take risks through creative workshops held at Manchester Metropolitan University. Young people gain access to one of the oldest Art Schools in the country and get to work alongside current students, exploring and experimenting in collaboration, working on live briefs and exploring the realms of creativity – from design to performance, large scale installation to protest, this club will push your understanding of what an Art School might have to offer!

We find that the Art&Design club nurtures young people’s creativity and we have seen a real emphasis on activism through art, seeing young people develop their voice and have a platform for self and collective expression. Sessions are fun and relaxed, club members developing lasting friendships and often finding their tribe, while also allowing young people to learn about the breadth of Art and Design courses on offer at Higher Education. Club allows young people to experience exciting and varied creative disciplines giving them a platform to ask questions about further education and careers within the creative sector.

Club members also take part in national events including Masterclasses with leading industry professionals and the Summer Show, where Saturday Clubs nationwide exhibit their work in a public exhibition – all for free!

February 2023 - July 2023

Applications are now closed for 2022-23. 
You can express interest in the Club for next year, 2023-24

Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Campus
M15 6BR

I am so grateful to have been part of the Club, it has improved my art skills and has given me a great chance to look into what university may be like in the future

Club member, Manchester Metropolitan University

I can’t tell you what a huge impact the Art&Design Saturday Club has had on my daughter. The people are lovely and the atmosphere is inclusive and full of encouragement and support.

Parent, Manchester School of Art

I loved meeting new people who shared my interests, learning new skills and ways of being creative and learning of career options that I could take

Club member, Manchester Metropolitan University

The Art&Design Club has had a great impact on my daughter. Her communication skills have improved greatly, she’s happier, less anxious and has really gained confidence since she started.

Parent, Manchester School of Art

Our students really enjoy their Saturday Club and it undoubtedly supports their learning in school

School Subject Leader, Manchester

The National Saturday Club has made me feel so welcome and has inspired me to think how I can change things in the world.

Club member, Manchester Metropolitan University

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