Capital visit inspires art club members from Banbury

Members of Banbury and Bicester College's National Art Club in London. NNL-151130-104248001
Members of Banbury and Bicester College's National Art Club in London. NNL-151130-104248001

Banbury members of a national art club enjoyed an inspirational visit to some of London’s leading arts venues.

Banbury and Bicester College’s National Saturday Art Club exhibited self-portraits at a pop-up exhibition, before touring venues including the Barbican Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

The event was organised by the National Saturday Art Club network, which gives young people aged 14-16 the chance to develop their skills through workshops, master classes and visits.

Clubs are held at further education colleges and universities across the country and are free to attend for students on GCSE art programmes.

Andy Marshall, head of learning for creative industries at Banbury and Bicester College said: “We are delighted to be working as part of the National Saturday Art Club network to offer local young people the chance to develop their artistic skills and passion.

“Regular master classes and expert tuition, combined with events such as the visit to London, give members a breadth of experience which they wouldn’t get anywhere else.

“We are now in our second year of the network and there are more opportunities for students to join us from January 2016.”

The club has five spaces available from January. It meets at Banbury and Bicester College’s creative arts centre at the Banbury campus, on Saturday mornings during term times.

Find out more about the club and opportunities to join by contacting 0808 168 6626.