"Drawing Club is great. When I come, I forget all my troubles. Drawing makes me feel like I'm part of the universe."
How it works
We empower children-- opening the door to careers in art, design, science, and engineering. Serious, sustained drawing tuition for children is rarely available. When it is, it often requires financial or other commitments beyond the means of less well-off families.
There are many excellent programmes which expose children to the arts. However, we are targeting children with aptitude and investing in building their skills over the long-term. We are matching them with our postgraduates (all of whom are practicing artists or designers) building the teaching and mentoring skills of a new generation of drawing tutors.
The Programme has two tiers:
1.) After-School Drawing Clubs: 10-14 year olds are recruited through local state schools. They attend weekly,
After-school Drawing Clubs held in community or art centres where they draw from life: objects, people, landscapes and everything in-between, using a wide range of media from pencil to mixed-media, led by Prince’s Drawing School Postgraduates.
2.) Core Group: The most committed students are invited to attend Holiday Drawing Courses which have a career development focus. They are invited for extra tuition on Saturdays at The Prince’s Drawing School. Older students join the 15+ Drawing Club, tackling more complex approaches to drawing, including working from nude models and print-making. On our Mentoring Scheme for 16-18 year olds, students work one-to-one with a tutor to pursue further education or apprenticeships, leading to careers using their high-level drawing skills.
How to get involved
We recruit the majority of our students through state schools. Places are limited. However, we do have a portfolio submission based scheme for selecting committed young people
If you are a teacher, a Gifted and Talented co-ordinator, or the parent of a student who you think would benefit from participating in the Programme, please contact Melanie Watkins, Young Artists Programme Coordinator by email: (Melanie.Watkins@princesdrawingschool.org).
We will try to accomodate committed children in existing Drawing Clubs held after-school in 10 locations or our Saturday School at The Prince's Drawing School in Shoreditch. Please note there is currently a waiting list for our Saturday School.
NEW - Saturday Drawing Workshops at Whitechapel and Saatchi Galleries open to all students aged 10-16. Please go to the Whitechapel and Saatchi Workshop pages for more information.
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