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Arts offer (A Team Arts)

A’ Team Arts Free Online Spring Art and Design Programme 2021

The Saturday Study Support programme: Patchwork: “What Next - Hopes and Dreams” 

What next art classes

Targeting years 7-11

Start date: 6–13 February, 20–27 February, 6 March, 13 March, 20 March and 27 March 2021

Session times: 11am-1pm

This programme is aimed at students who are thinking about studying Visual Arts and Design at GCSE, A Level, FE and HE.

The programme will provide support for young people’s course work and exam preparations, helping to develop their potential and improve grades.

It is a chance to explore new art forms and develop new interests through master classes, planned tasks and advice sessions. 

This course is supported by UAL student ambassadors and alumni, who will help students understand how to develop ideas by taking inspiration from the course theme ‘What Next - Hopes and Dreams’.

Students will be encouraged to experiment and take risks, using drawing and mark-making techniques to find new perspectives and insights into their work, and by exploring different art forms.

The course will also teach research skills to help generate inspiration for independent learning and design development.

‘A’ Team Arts Insights Programme for year 13s 

Targeted: year 13s

Team Art insighs working with brushesSaturday 30 January – 6 February, 13 February, 20 February, 27 February, 6 March,  13 March, 20 March and 27 March 2021

Session time: 3-4.30pm

For this programme, we are working in partnership with University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martin’s - Insights Team.

Supporting the UAL Insights Programme,these sessions will provide additional support with information, advice, and guidance on progression routes into Foundation and Undergraduate studies.

Students will also learn about opportunities open to them in the creative sector, through practical tasks.

Tutors, student ambassadors and volunteers will work with participants to help them create work that will lead to developing a strong portfolio and give support in their educational journey onto to FE or HE courses.

Young people will learn to

  • develop an understanding of art and design processes confidence, and resilience through experimentation
  • develop creative skills
  • be able to think out of the box and learn what it takes to become an art student.

Where possible, students will be taken on research trips and given the opportunity to take part in fun challenges to widen their artistic knowledge and collaborate with other like-minded students.

As part of this programme we provide advice sessions: including guest speakers from the creative industries to provide valuable insights into their career pathways. Dates TBC.

Spring half term programme

Targeting Year’s 11 and others

15-19 February 2021

Targeting wool workSessions times: 11am-12.30pm/ 2-3.30pm.

The Half Term programme is delivered in partnership with Central Saint Martins. We are also very excited to be working with a creative studio of Urban designers, including architects, landscape architects, graphic designers and more.

They will be showcasing what they do and supporting the students on the development of their ideas for the future.

The programme offers a hands-on approach for learning about different art forms and processes through a range of practical workshops, helping students develop new skills, preparation for course work.

Students will be learning about art and design pathways and future careers opportunities open to them in the ever-expanding creative sector.

Registering for Spring half term programme

Deadline for Spring half term programme registration is 5pm on Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Students that apply early will be provided with a resource pack. 


For more information about these programmes and for the registration forms please contact

Sarbjit Natt
Tel: 020 7364 7908
Mobile: 07956 377 537
Email: sarbjit.natt@towerhamlets.gov.uk

A Team Arts House of Talent: Performing Arts Spring Term 2021

Dates: 16 January  27 March 2021

Ages: 11-19

Venue: The Brady Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU

In 2021, House of Talent will be resuming a range of blended sessions, both online and in the Brady Centre.

An overview of our current programme follows with further sessions to be confirmed in early January.

Pre-registration is essential for all courses.

Music production

Thursdays 6–9pm


These online sessions will help develop music production skills using a range of different DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), such as Logic and Soundtrap.

No experience is necessary though a love of music and a desire to meet new people and have fun is essential.

Acting in isolation

Tuesdays 6–9pm

Online (subject to change)

These online sessions will help anyone with an interest in acting learn and perform a monologue to camera.

Previous participants in the course have gone on to secure places at major drama schools and take part in performances at the Edinbrugh Fringe Festival.

No experience is necessary.

It is hoped that these sessions will move back to the Brady Centre when Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

How to Get a Job in the Creative Arts

20 January onwards

6 Sessions

Wednesdays: 4.30–6pm

A series of six online workshops covering everything from writing the perfect CV to creating a job for yourself.

Each week will feature a special guest from the creative industries, including top-charting podcasters and international music producers.

Raw Talent

13 March

Live Streamed (Filmed at Brady Centre)

This year our annual Raw Talent showcase will be moving online. The event will give students from any of the other A Team Arts courses the chance to show their performance skills to an audience of industry experts and the general public.

It is hoped performances will be filmed in person at the Brady Centre, subject to Covid-19 regulations.

Performers must register their interest with mark.pollock@towerhamlets.gov.uk by the end of January 2021. 

Tel: 07562 432 552.