Museum of Making

Club members of the Museum of Making Art&Design Saturday Club will be inspired by the makers of the past, will connect with the makers of today and become makers of the future. We invite young people aged 13-16 with an interest in craft and making to apply to join this new group.

Club members will develop creative, technical, and practical skills aligned with craft practice and careers. They will be introduced to materials and processes linked to Derby’s extensive industrial and creative heritage.
With a focus on ceramics, textiles or wood, our 15-week project will introduce traditional and innovative applications of these materials to make objects that matter to young people and to society.
The Club will also explore transferable skills by developing agency, resilience, critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and social and cultural literacy.

Club members will have access to the Museum of Making Studios and Workshop facilities and learn from talented local makers and staff at Derby Museums. Members will also be supported by current creative students studying in Derby, who will inspire our next generation of makers in a safe and welcoming space.

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!

Club dates:
20 January 2024 – 25 May 2024
Saturdays, 10:00 – 13:00

Museum of Making
Silk Mill Lane

Please note, the sessions will take place at the Museum of Making and the Museum and Gallery in Derby

Saturday Club? Well it’s the highlight of the week isn’t it?

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It’s opened up a whole new world for us. It can change your life.

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It’s shown me so much more than I knew was out there.

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