Welcome to National Saturday Club Online

Here you will find activities and Masterclass briefs developed by Saturday Club tutors and industry experts which you can take part in at home.

Across Art&Design, Fashion&Business, Science&Engineering and Writing&Talking, there’s a whole range of projects to explore. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Natural Bundle Dyeing

  • Fashion&Business
Learn how to dye fabric naturally and 'upcycle' old garments

Designing a pattern

  • Fashion&Business
Explore the patterns and textures that make up fashion

Colour palette creation

  • Fashion&Business
Experiment with photographs and create a unique colour palette

Design a Japanese Senjafuda

  • Art&Design
Make your own senjafuda, personalised with your initials

An Alternative Reality

  • Art&Design
Have fun reimagining the world as we know it and create an imaginative, visual story

Home Soundscapes

  • Art&Design
Rediscover the sound of silence and create soundscapes

Boxes of wonder

  • Art&Design
Inspired by Cabinets of Curiosity, explore the intricacies of the natural world around you

Surrealist Dreamscapes

  • Art&Design
Landscapes of dreams... imagination, expression and daring are all you need to create a Surrealist dreamscape

Paper Flower Crown

  • Fashion&Business
Make a paper flower crown fit for royalty

From Music to Words

  • Writing&Talking
Transform music into words by exploring how instrumental sounds can translate into creative writing

Climate Change Typology

  • Art&Design
Produce a photographic or drawn series of artworks based around the theme of Climate Change

Worldly Weaves

  • Art&Design
Weave your world into a tapestry

Theatre of the Absurd

  • Art&Design
Question the nature of reality and illusion and make a 'theatre of the absurd'

What do you see?

  • Art&Design
Understand your own unique ‘perceptive-markers’ and how to use these to create an artwork

Graft and Grow

  • Science&Engineering
Grow plants from foods in your kitchen, then cut and graft one to another

Recycled Fashion

  • Fashion&Business
Using single-use plastics and everyday objects found around the home, create a series of innovative garment and costume designs

One-line drawing

  • Art&Design
A one-line drawing is a drawing made with just one line. For most artists it is a way to simplify the complex world around us

7 Day Photography Challenge

  • Art&Design
Follow this 7-day photography challenge and capture the world around you

Ventriloquist Dummy

  • Art&Design
Ever been stuck for words? Now is your chance to create something to do all the talking for you. Problem solved!

Performing Poetry

  • Writing&Talking
Five techniques for performing poetry, whether it's your own or someone else's!

Expressive Typography

  • Art&Design
Pushing the boundaries of type and expressing yourself with limited materials

Fashion and Nature

  • Fashion&Business
Create a fashion illustration inspired by the natural world

Bird House Project

  • Art&Design
This is your chance to give back to nature and design something for the birds that fly past your window

Make Your Mark

  • Art&Design
Take a moment to  let yourself run free with a pencil, charcoal, pastels, whichever you choose

Re-imagine the everyday

  • Art&Design
Look an object in your home and unleash your imagination, re-imagine it as a creature or animal either real or mythic

Woven Paper Basket

  • Art&Design
Weaving is used for so many things the world over. In this project, try weaving paper strips to make a basket

Everyday Character

  • Art&Design
Find hidden people and animals in everything from toys and table tennis paddles, to tape measures and light switches

Iconic Architecture

  • Art&Design
Imagine that you have been commissioned to design a sculpture to sit alongside one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world!

Mini-sketchbook making

  • Art&Design
Create your own mini-sketchbook in a couple of hours and feel a sense of artistic achievement

Print and Quote

  • Art&Design
Create your own printed poster with a meaningful quote, lyrics of a song, or a poem that means something to you

Build a four-legged Thing

  • Art&Design
By the end of this project you will have created... a four-legged thing!

Frottage Collage

  • Art&Design
Explore your isolation environment in a new and innovative way... through frottage!

Earth Battery Build

  • Science&Engineering
Generate an electrical current with soil, screws and salt water

Making Paints out of Food

  • Art&Design
Make your own pigments! Throughout history, natural materials have been used to create images

Collage Characters

  • Art&Design
Create a collage self portrait with just one rule – you’re not allowed to use any facial features!

Plot generator

  • Writing&Talking
Explore the process of film and broadcast production to generate creative ideas

Surreal Bodies

  • Art&Design
Create drawings, collages and assembled figures to explore the human figure

Room with a View

  • Art&Design
What can you see - really see - from out of your windows? This workshop encourages you to record the minutiae of life

‘Selfie’ Moodboards

  • Fashion&Business
Who are consumers? Everyone! We all consume food, clothes and experiences. Businesses need to know who is buying and using their products

Familiar Photography

  • Art&Design
In this home photography project, you'll explore the unfamiliar in the familiar

Portraits and Poems

  • Art&Design
  • Writing&Talking
Drawing inspiration from Dada methods, you will create poems, portraits and films

Surrealist Creations

  • Art&Design
A David Bowie-inspired surrealist art challenge! Using the surrealist cut-up technique to spark creativity

Art of Protest

  • Art&Design
Focusing on protest and social movements, create your own bold protest poster that expresses your desire for change

Tribal Climate Mask

  • Art&Design
Create a tribal mask to raise awareness about the consequences of climate change

Cut-up poems

  • Writing&Talking
Drawing inspiration from Dada methods and exploring chance, create poems to tell a story

Dada Portraits

  • Art&Design
Create a cut-up portrait (re)combining images and text to make new surreal creations

Chance animations

  • Art&Design
Exploring chance and (re)combining images and text, create a stop-motion animation

We are ‘One’

  • Art&Design
This activity is dedicated to the beauty and majesty of animals and nature as well as their fragility, and our delicate relationship with the natural world
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