Turn up. Bring ideas. Make things happen.

Art Club is a series of free art workshops for young people lead and organised by contemporary Brummy artists. In the words of one artist-

“Art club is a portal into art for young people. It is a place for them to experiment, to try out a range of artforms and processes, and to explore their world through making art. It is a foundation course for foundation courses, where eclectic approaches to art making can be tasted, and followed through if the taste is good. It is a place for fun, for meeting others from outside your peer group, who have a shared interest in the arts. It is a place for visual art, drama, dance, for painting, drawing, sculpting, and sometimes just making a mess. It’s a chance to meet artists working in all kinds of artforms, to hear their stories and to learn from them, and sometimes to teach them. Above all, it’s a place for sharing, ideas, art and thoughts, and to find ways to express and communicate this to others, and with each other.”

Art Club is a good place for young people to experiment with different art forms. Activities change over time and will move between visual arts, drama, photography, film, music, dance and more.

Art Club is lead by practising artist Nita Newman and supported with visiting artists from a range of artforms. It is organised by Friction Arts who have made art in Birmingham and Internationally for over 20 years.


Artsmark is a the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.

Friction Arts is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience and participate in great arts and culture.

We offer education settings who are working towards or currently hold an Artsmark Award with the following opportunities;

· We offer a wide range of cultural experiences that enhance and adhere to National curriculum requirements. We have a wide range of arts offers including tailor made CPD programmes, arts awards, art club for under 18s, drama and music workshops in schools.

Find more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk

To find out how Friction Arts can support your Artsmark journey, contact info@frictionarts.com


Art Club is funded by BBC Children in Need

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