Saturday Art & Design Club

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.  

How can I get involved right now?

Enjoy the free online resources and workshops available at the National Saturday Club Online

Join us on Saturday 18 July for the National Saturday Art Club Summer Show 2020

How do I sign up for Saturday Art Club 2020-21?

Online registration here

What does it involve?

This year the National Maritime Museum is proud to host the Art & Design Saturday Club for the fourth year. The club offers FREE weekly classes from October to April 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 Silver 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!

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 autumn, winter and spring terms.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Summer Show

3 October

10 October

17 October


October half term (26-31 Oct)

7 November

14 November

21 November

28 November

5 December

12 December

Winter Break

(18 Dec- 4 Jan)

9 January

16 January

23 January

30 January

6 February

13 February

February half term (15-20 Feb)


6 March

13 March

20 March

27 March

(Spring Break & exam season)

June (date TBC)

Do I need to attend every session?

To get the most out of each session, it is important to come on time and regularly.

How much does it cost?

All sessions are FREE but spaces are limited. 

I have a question who can I contact?

Please contact the Youth Projects Producer at 

 or call +44 (0)208 312 8528

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

2019-20 Club Member

Before I came to this club I was afraid of speaking to other people, I was so quiet but now I can talk to anyone without any fear.

2019-20 Club Member