National Saturday Club Art and Design

Join us at Time and Tide Museum for playful and creative art sessions. National Saturday Club Art and Design is free and open to 13–16-year-olds of all abilities.

A typical session might involve a how-to demonstration from an artist, a tour around the galleries and art activities such as filmmaking or sculpting. Whatever your skills or interest you will find something to enjoy, and wherever possible, the topics and materials we explore are decided by you.

Throughout the year there are also opportunities for trips, gallery visits and a Masterclass session delivered by a leading contemporary artist or institution, such as Anthony Gormley or the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Sessions take place at Time and Tide Museum on Saturdays during term time from 11am to 3pm. Club members are provided with sketchbooks and materials, although lunch is not provided.

To join the club, visit National Saturday Club at Time and Tide and select ‘Apply for the Club’ or email: [email protected].

Here are some examples of our previous collaborative and creative projects:

2023 Summer Show at Somerset House

Club members created kites from bamboo and tissue paper, which went on show at Somerset House in London for the National Saturday Club Summer Show. Club members took the train to London to see their artwork and the exhibition.

High Street Heritage Action Zone

Alongside print maker Donna Thompson and sculpture Gabbi Minas, we made artwork inspired by historic shops on Great Yarmouth’s high street, such as the Slipper Baths. Our 3D shop signs, made from Plaster of Paris, went on display at Time and Tide Museum in 2022.

Calm Before the Storm Film

Inspired by the 70th anniversary of the 1953 floods which affected East Norfolk, Club members made a documentary-film exploring their own experiences of flooding. We filmed Gorleston harbour, wrote a script about the floods and edited the film in collaboration with East Norfolk College and Eye Film.