A successful partnership between First Campus and the Sorrell Foundation has culminated with young participants from the Art and Design and Science Saturday Clubs and students visiting London to see their work in a professional exhibition at Somerset House.
The Sorrell Foundation, a charitable organisation established in 1999 to inspire life-changing creativity in young people, has created a partnership with the First Campus Project at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The Clubs have been running over the last two years, and include an opportunity for participnats to experience insightful Masterclasses with leading industry experts. First Campus at Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of two locations in Wales to offer the Saturday Club and draws participants from schools across South East Wales.
This year, Matt Jones’ Google Creative Lab workshop was a collaboration between the University’s Science and Art & Design Clubs. He discussed the concept of Service Design and enthused the students to become ‘drawing machines’ taking them through the design process to create a ‘Ghost Trap’.
The visit to London was a first for many participants and Kelly Campell, a Cardiff Met Ceramic Artist and Saturday Club Tutor said: “My high point has simply been watching the kids develop and enjoy what they are doing. They have bonded as a group and made close friends outside the Club. The young people now have a greater understanding of what careers are possible, and have been able to use their new skills to benefit their GCSE art coursework.”