Our Saturday Drawing Clubs provide serious, sustained drawing tuition and mentoring for 10-14 year olds
Our Drawing Clubs are open to students in school years 5 to 9 who have a passion for drawing and would like to attend 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.
New full-scholarship course
We now offer a free full-scholarship course for young people aged 10 - 14 who have a passion for drawing and a desire to improve their skills. They are open to anyone to apply through our application forms.
This programme is designed to complement a students studies over a whole academic year. These weekly classes will be taught by professional practicing artists, who will guide students through a range of observational drawing exercises. Students will learn skills that allow you to explore your creativity outside the curriculum while building a portfolio of high-quality work that supports your progress in Arts Education.
Drawing Club: Notting Dale This course is based at the Notting Dale Campus in North Kensington, Saturday's 11am – 1pm.
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.
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
If you would like to apply for a scholarship place for our regular termly Saturday courses 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.
We also run a full-scholarship course designed for a year-long commitment called Drawing Club: Notting Dale, please visit their course page for more information and to apply.
Our Drawing Clubs take place at a variety of locations including our studios in Shoreditch, in North Kensington, and at The National Gallery in London, as well as in Norwich, and at New Cumnock Town Hall in Scotland.