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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 Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Artist Summer Experience


We are now over 75% full for this experience and expect to be sold out soon.

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!

We are now over 75% full for this experience and expect to be sold out soon.

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

Available dates:

  • 28th July 2023


  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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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.