Saturday Art & Design Club


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Essential information

Date and time: 
Saturdays, 28 Sept to 28 March | 10am - 1pm
National Maritime Museum, Learning space

The Saturday Art & Design Club is part of the National Saturday Club network and is our weekly creative drop-in for young people aged 13-16. 

Applications for 2019/20 have now closed but if you would like to express interest or go on the waiting list, then contact Chi Onuora on 

What does it involve?

Each week you will explore a range of creative skills from painting to sculpture, photography to textiles. You will produce your own work that will feature in a public exhibition during the summer and complete a Bronze Arts Award.

Do I need to bring anything?

No. All materials will be provided. You’re welcome to come along by yourself or bring some friends.

Does it take place every Saturday?

No. The club takes place every Saturday from 10am to 1pm during the first 2 terms of the school year.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Summer Show

28 Sept

5 October

12 October

19 October

October holidays (26 Oct)

2 November

9 November

16 November

23 November

30 November

7 December

Winter Break

(14 Dec- 11 Jan)

18 January

25 January

1 February

8 February

February half-term (15 Feb)


22 February

29 February

7 March

14 March

21 March

28 March

(Spring Break & exam season)

June (date TBC)

Do I need to attend every session?

No. Just come along on the Saturdays that suit you. To get the most out of each session, it is important to come on time and regularly.

Do I need to book and how much does it cost?


All sessions are FREE but spaces are limited. To sign-up, please contact 

 or call +44 (0)208 312 8528

What can I expect?

This year the National Maritime Museum is proud to host the Art & Design Saturday Club for the third year, located in the heart of Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site. The club offers FREE weekly classes from September to Easter running every Saturday from 10am-1pm, introducing young people to a range of different art forms and practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop new skills, make new friends and create your own masterpieces!

Club members will have the opportunity to explore artworks at the National Maritime Museum and our sister site the Queen’s House, plus have exclusive back-of-house access to our historic and contemporary art collections. The weekly workshops will be facilitated by a professional artist who will support you to develop new skills in critical thinking and creative practice. You will have opportunities to work across different artistic disciplines from printmaking and textiles to film and animation, exhibit your work, facilitate workshops, visit other galleries and gain an accredited Bronze Arts Award.

Club members will also take part in three National Events; the London Visit, in which club members take part in a pop-up self-portrait exhibition and visit the capital’s museums and galleries; a Masterclass with a leading creative industry professional; and the Summer Show where all club members exhibit their work in an exhibition in Somerset House, London – all for free!

I think this club helped my confidence a lot and it pushes me to be a better person.

Past participant