Young Associates: National Gallery Aged 15 - 18

Young Associates are open to young people aged 15 - 18 (those in school years 10 - 13) who have a passion for drawing and a desire to improve their skills. Taught by professional practicing artists, the weekly class will lead students through a range of observational drawing exercises to create a portfolio of high-quality work.  

At the National Gallery the Drawing Club will have access to the National Gallery’s amazing collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

During the course of the term students will draw from the National Gallery collection as well as from clothed models, still life set-ups and on occasion work outside.  All materials for classes are supplied.

Please note: Young Artists will work in the public galleries for the duration of 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 course. We welcome applications to the Young Associates from all young people 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 application form. You do not need to book separately through the website and we will contact you if we need any further information.