Art Club is our free, regular project, helping young people aged 8 and up to develop their artistic skills. Led by professional contemporary artist, Nita Newman, alongside a regular team of highly skilled staff, young people get to develop their skills in, for example:

  • Drawing/painting and other 2D techniques
  • Video and film-making and editing
  • Animation, stop-frame and digital
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and making
  • Anything else their imaginations can conjure up

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The techniques learned are more arts than crafts, and Nita and the team don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach, instead working with the young people on things that they want to develop, and always listening and negotiating with the group as a whole.

Young people have had exhibitions alongside professional artists and have exhibited at prestigious venues such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Library of Birmingham.

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There are two sessions most Saturdays throughout the year, 10am until 12.30pm and 2pm until 4.30pm. Sessions are free and, understandably, there is usually a waiting list. To find out more, please contact our Art Club leader at nita@frictionarts.com.

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