Teens offered free art course by University

Lessons including drawing, computer games design, animation and costume design will be available to teenage students as part of a 30-week project.

The University is taking part in the 2013/14 National Art & Design Saturday Club project, an initiative developed by youth art organisation The Sorrell Foundation.

The students receive 30 weeks of inspiring classes held at the University, and taught by academic staff, Alumni, industry professionals and assisted by student volunteers.

The course will cover a wide range of artistic and creative pursuits, with time spent trialling each art and design course offered by the University.

The course, which starts in October, will also involve trips to London's best museums and galleries and students will be able to exhibit work in their own Summer Show at Somerset House at the heart of the capital.

There will also be a visit from a “noteworthy artist” yet to be identified, who will chat to students and offer help and advice.

Classes begin in October and will be held weekly in the University’s MK Building. They are open to students aged 14 to 16 and there is still time to apply.

Alice Jones, Creative Ambassador for The National Art and Design Saturday Club at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “This is such an exciting offer for students who have an interest in the arts.

“It enables students to access so many different art subjects as well as being able to attend current exhibitions and the chance to meet with professionals working in the creative industry.

“The opportunity will no doubt build on their confidence and provide them with a deeper understanding of the ways in which Art and Design can have an impact on society.”

To find out further information, or to apply, please get in contact, call: 01902 321 991 or email: alice.jones2@wlv.ac.uk

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For more information please contact Chris Jones in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Thursday 19 September 2013

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