Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Saturday Club is Back - January 2020

Escape Studios Saturday Club, part of the National Saturday Club Campaign, is back.

Saturday Club starts up in January 2020; in the meantime you can register your interest here.

Saturday Club is open to students between the ages of 13-16, and aims to give them a taste of life in the creative industries, such as animation, visual effects and games.

Saturday Club is open to all, but is especially aimed at students from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom lack the opportunity at school to tackle creative subjects.

Somerset House - End of Year Show
About Saturday Club
The Saturday Club is a charitable organisation that aims to give students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, an opportunity to explore and develop their creativity,  and learn about new subjects that they wouldn't have a chance to study in school.

Creative Industries
Working with Saturday Club, Escape Studios offers young people the chance to learn the skills they will need to flourish in the creative industries.

For many students, The Saturday Club will have been their first encounter with creative thinking, and the creative industries, during their time in education.

Jonathan McFall
Saturday Club at Escape Studios is led by tutors Jonathan McFall and Phil Meredith, both highly skilled VFX artists.

Widening Participation
Escape Studios is committed to widening participation in the creative industries and helping all students, no matter what their background, to reach their full potential.  Running Saturday Clubs is a way of walking the walk, as well as talking the talk.

  • “Escape provided me with the opportunity to do something I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to learn due to resources and motivation. I never would have believed I could make something like this.”
  • “Saturday Club is awesome. I’d never have been able to use Zbrush without it, so I would never have known how fun it is.”
  • “The Saturday Club has been a great learning experience. I have a better idea of what I want to do after I leave 6th form.”

Phil Meredith
End of Year Show
Last year's End of Year Show went on display at Somerset House in Central London from 9th-17th June, including private viewings for VIPs, family and friends.  The Saturday Club Show is the culmination of all the hard work created as part of the Escape Studios Saturday Club Campaign, launched as part of Escape's 15th anniversary celebrations, and part of our commitment to making animation, games and VFX training more diverse and more widely accessible.

How much does it cost
Nothing; Saturday Club is free. To sign up, follow this link.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, follow this link.  To apply, visit the offical page here

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