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On Friday the 8th November 2019, The University of Leeds invited 8 schools to Leeds Minster for the annual Question Time. This is the third year the event has run, and has become a new tradition, which we hope to keep going throughout the future years. The day commenced when students from Cardinal Heenan Catholic…
For the last four years we have been working in partnership with the Association for Art History to challenge the reduction and removal of art and art history teaching in schools in the UK, and ensure that young people have access to and can aspire to careers in the cultural and creative industries through inspired,…
We ended the year with a celebration of our partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International and Saturday Clubs from Nottingham Trent University and Manchester Metropolitan University. We started the day at Leeds Art Gallery and Ayşe Erkmen’s site-specific installation. Her work allows the viewer to bring their attention to overlooked details in their surroundings. She often…
Another fantastic session led by our amazing BA Fine Art students and their ‘Cut the Mustard’ Degree Show. It was brilliant to see our Mustard Seeds installed in the show, and pictures from the opening night where so many people filled the space! The ‘Cut the Mustard’ students took our Club on guided drawing tours…
A brilliant day in London visiting the National Saturday Club Summer Show and Tate Modern. We finally made it (after long train delays!) to the National Saturday Club certificate presentation in the beautiful conference room at Institution of Engineering and Technology. It was brilliant to join lots of other Clubs and celebrate all the Members achievements…
Thank you to the STEM@Leeds Outreach Team for a great session getting us to think about all the crossover skills between Art and Engineering. Inspired by Food airdrops for disaster relief, we were set a challenge to create a model to transport an egg safely to the ground. Airdrops are used in the occasion of civil…
A fantastic session led by our amazing BA Fine Art students, introducing our Club members to the theme of their upcoming degree show ‘Cut the Mustard’ We started with an introduction to the ‘Cut the Mustard’ theme, and an invitation to produce work to be included in the show. Our National Art & Saturday Club…
A fabulous day of looking, thinking and making (in the rain and sunshine!), bringing together Art and Design Saturday Clubs from University of Leeds, Nottingham Trent University and Manchester School of Art. We started the day at Longside Gallery and the Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare CBE curates the Arts Council Collection exhibition. Drawing on Shonibare’s…
We had a fantastic morning exploring Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute for our last Saturday Club before the Easter break. Amanda Philips (Learning and Access Officer, Leeds Art Gallery) got us thinking about what sculpture is and can be in the learning studio, before sending us out to investigate Leeds Art Gallery’s…