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Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Artist Weekend


The Young Artist Weekend


The Young Artist Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as an artist. Learn from top artists as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: experience stylised life drawing, form an artist collective, present your creation to a panel of art experts and much more. You will also get expert advice on how you can become a successful artist, with guidance on study choices, work experience, career options and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring artists, and a super-curricular experience to add to your applications.

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An Interactive Masterclass

Professional artists will coach you through a range of interactive activities:

  • Take an exclusive workshop led by a professional artist: stylised life drawing, stop motion character creation and more!
  • Form an artist collective and work together to respond to a custom brief
  • Present your creation to a panel of artists and get detailed feedback
Expert Career Coaching
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top artist
  • An action plan of how to break into the art world, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: study choices, work experience, career options and more
An Audience With Top Artists
  • Hear from successful artists and ask them all your burning questions.
  • Q&A panel with artists, designers and creatives 
Boost Your Career Potential
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as: teamwork, creativity and public speaking
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

Welcome to the Art World

  • Discover the world of art: past, present and future
  • Examine seminal works by iconic artists 
  • Your career options: fine art, illustration, animation, design and more

Enter the Workshop

  • Choose from a range of interactive workshops coached by professional artists
  • Practise key skills needed for your career in art: stylised life drawing, 3D digital rendering, stop motion character creation and more




Creating an Artist Collective

  • Form an artist collective and work together to try and win a pitch
  • Practise your pitching, teamwork and communication skills
  • Present your creation to a panel of art experts
  • Receive professional feedback 

Career Coaching: Building a Stand Out Portfolio

  • Students from top universities break down the portfolio that gained them a place
  • A-level, art foundation, degree and beyond: examples of work from every stage in the process
  • FAQs: where to look for work experience, freelance vs in-house careers, types of art degree and more

Panel Q&A

  • Panel discussion with artists, designers and creatives
  • Your key questions answered
  • Build your action plan for future success



This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

In-Person: £165/student for full day

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 12th March 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.