Aardman Masterclass with University of Westminster Art&Design Saturday Club
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The Saturday Club has opened the eyes of many Members and their families to the world of art and the creative industries. They are now aware it is possible to have a career being creative.Aminder Virdee, Tutor, Cranford Community College
Masterclasses and workplace visits are a vital feature of every Saturday Club programme. Offered by leading industry professionals and companies, these events have a profound effect on Club Members and their aspirations. Since the National Saturday Club began, artists, architects, designers, scientists and engineers, writers, poets and politicians have generously given their time to lead compelling workshops and talk about their careers.
Giving a Masterclass can be an immensely rewarding experience, and the National Saturday Club welcomes approaches from industry professionals working in one of its subject areas. For Club Members, the benefits of being taught by professional college and university tutors for their Club programmes are also huge. In turn, the National Saturday Club’s teaching partners have underlined the advantages running a Saturday Club offers them, including contributing to a prestigious national organisation, professional development and forging connections with their local community.
As a business, you can also help young people further their ambitions by hosting Saturday Club Members for a Creative Career Visit. The National Saturday Club organises and manages these visits, which are usually held in the summer.
A series of short inspirational films, Creative Journeys tell the stories of how successful creative industry professionals started their careers. The films demonstrate that the routes to rewarding jobs can be unconventional, and there are many options for gaining the experience that will catch the eye of potential employers.
Through watching the films, Saturday Club Members learn how the options they choose for GCSE, and further and higher education, can help them progress towards a career in the creative sector, while school teachers and tutors have found Creative Journeys useful for lessons and options evenings, and for discussing with parents and pupils the most beneficial choices for students.
If you would like to discuss professional collaboration opportunities with the National Saturday Club, please contact us at the address below.