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


  1. Rachael Mansell
    30th January 2019

    Please could I have more I formation of how I can get my son to join pls z

    • Lazlomarx
      31st January 2019

      Thanks for your enquiry Rachael, our Art Club leader, Nita, will be in touch by email soon.

  2. Kerri Houston
    10th February 2019

    Could you please let me know if there are any workshops being held during the school holidays for my son Zane who is very creative and loves to draw

    • Lazlomarx
      11th February 2019

      Hello Kerri
      Art Club runs on Saturdays, term-time and is free to participate. We don’t currently run workshops during the holidays, but if you’re interested in Zane attending on Saturdays, contact polly@frictionarts.com and she’ll let you know more.

  3. Rizwana Shah
    4th April 2019

    Hi good evening
    I want to find out more information about arts and crafts classes please I have 11year old my foster daughter who she wants to join the class.
    Many Thanks

  4. Mohamed El Madany
    10th May 2019

    I would like some details on how my daughter can join the art class. Heard so many great things.

  5. Kerry Fanning
    20th May 2019

    I am interested in my daughter’s attending and would like further details. Thank you

  6. Shaf
    1st June 2019

    Hi – I would like to add my children Zayna (8) Zakariah (7) and Haadi (4) on your waiting list pls.

  7. Manar
    24th June 2019

    I want to know how can l enroll my daughters in art club?
    Thanks in advance


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