Drawing Clubs

Our after-school and Saturday Drawing Clubs provide serious, sustained drawing tuition and mentoring for 10-14 year olds

Our weekly Drawing Clubs for 10 to 14 year olds are open to children who have a passion for drawing and who are able to commit to attending a weekly Saturday class. The Drawing Clubs are led by professional artists who are alumni of our postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, and experienced in teaching children.

Drawing comes naturally to young children, and is fundamental to their learning, growth, and understanding of the world around them. The Drawing Clubs help children retain and develop these drawing abilities and sustain their enthusiasm for self-expression within an artist-led environment. 

Regular drawing at any age can enhance focus and concentration and increase self-esteem, and this can be especially beneficial for school-age children. The skills learned can also support students’ pursuit of a wide range of creative subjects in school, further and higher education, and open doors to careers in the arts, design, architecture, and science. 

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The fee for this programme is £225 per ten week term unless stated otherwise, this includes a personal pack of art materials. There are three terms per year.

Bookings for Drawing Clubs Autumn courses are now open. Once you have booked you will receive a confirmation email, this will include a link which will ask for additional details of the student who will be attending the course.

The School is committed to making all courses offered affordable and available to those who have a passion and aptitude for drawing. Therefore we offer a number of 50% and 100% means-tested scholarships for each Drawing Club. We welcome applications to the Drawing Clubs from all children with a talent and passion for drawing who are able to commit to regular attendance.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship place please complete the Young Artists Scholarship application form. You do not need to book separately through the website and we will contact you if we need any further information. 

Our Drawing Clubs take place at a variety of locations around London including Shoreditch, Trinity Buoy Wharf and the Garden Museum. We also run Drawing Clubs in Norwich and New Cumnock this term. 

We are looking forward to re-joining our partners at The National Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Ashmolean and at Cass Art in Kingston in 2021.