The Saturday Art Club is run by the University of Sunderland in association with the Sorrell Foundation. Every Saturday between 10.00 and 12.30, a group of dedicated 14-16 year olds meet to explore art and design processes and activities. These activities are coordinated by Natalie Gale and the Foundation team and involve input from staff on the course as well as the Glass and Ceramics team and the education team at the National Glass Centre.
This years students worked with Foundation Press to design and print a series of zines that reflect the experiences they have had this year. The publications take a spontaneous and creative approach to graphic design but really convey the sense of fun and discovery engendered within the Saturday Art Club. The zines will sit alongside the students artworks within the final exhibition to be held at Somerset House this June. It is fantastic to see art and design practitioners of the future developing projects as confidently as this one. We hope to see them on the Foundation course in he not too distant future!