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Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

The Young Artist Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Artist Summer Experience


You can get a 15% early-bird discount by using the code SUMMER15 at checkout before midnight on 31st December

The Young Artist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully immersive experience of working as an artist in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of art that one can imagine: sketch the London skyline from the top of The Tate Modern, build your portfolio with a range of artistic masterclasses and exhibit your work at a real London gallery space.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful artist.

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Immersive Art Experiences:

  • Uncover art history at the Tate Modern, and take a guided fine art workshop sketching London's iconic skyline from an exclusive private room
  • Undertake a series of artistic masterclasses: life drawing, sculpting, printing making, bookbinding and more 
  • Create contemporary art in a real artist's studio 
  • Develop an animated short with award-winning animators 
  • Create your own performance art with a professional performance artist 
  • Win the chance to have your portfolio reviewed in a 1 to 1 session
  • Curate an exhibition of your work at an iconic London gallery space

Meet Top Artists:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with artists specialising in fine art, graphic design, illustration, animation, performance art and more
  • Invite professional artists to your exclusive private view, allowing you to make connections vital to your future career

Career Coaching:

  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in art
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top artist: creativity, discipline, dedication, teamwork, communication, time management and more

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications.

World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

Design Your Own Summer Experience:

  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

      1.  days 1-15 (the full experience); or

      2.  days 1-10 only; or

      3.  days 1-5 only

  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

The Tate Modern

-Visit one of London’s top public galleries and delve into art history with an in-depth tour
-Study the different techniques used by the world’s most influential artists
-Sketch the London skyline from an exclusive private room, with guidance from an experienced artist
-Discover curation and learn what goes on behind the scenes at an exhibition
-Which price is right? Learn how artwork is priced based on the current market
-Going…going…gone! Take part in a mock auction and guess the prices of famous works

Enter the Artist’s Studio

Try your hand at different mediums with a series of artistic masterclasses:
-Learn to sculpt your own 3D self-portrait in a guided clay workshop
-Experiment with different materials and techniques in an intensive life-drawing class
-Explore the world of print and design by creating your own linocut print
-Create your own sketchbook and learn DIY bookbinding
-Receive feedback on your work from professional artists and critique the work of your peers

Illustration and Animation

-Learn what it takes to be an illustrator: commercial clients, freelancing, procuring commissions and more
-Develop your own unique style in a character design workshop led by an experienced illustrator
-Learn the range of techniques deployed by top animators
-Discover the animation process: from concept to film
-Design a character and draw up a storyboard for your very own animation
-Film your stop motion claymation using your own character designs

The Portfolio

-Learn what top art schools look for in a portfolio
-Try your hand at photography in a professional studio as you photograph your previous work for your portfolio
-Create a physical portfolio cover using traditional water marbling techniques
-Compile your work from across the summer experience into a portfolio to use in university applications, grant and awards applications!

You can get a 15% early-bird discount by using the code SUMMER15 at checkout before midnight on 31st December

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice/instalments, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Sketch the London skyline from a private room at The Tate Modern. Take masterclasses in sculpting, life drawing, print making and more. Film your own stop motion animation.
Design your own video game and learn the principles of graphic design. Discover VR art technology and create performance art. Curate an exhibition of your work at a London gallery space.
Invite professional artists to your exclusive private viewing
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top artist
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

28th July 2023

The programme is based at a variety of top galleries, art studios and locations in London.

Accommodation Location

Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 3 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls

Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN,

College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

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As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



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.