Widening participation within the community

WKD Access all areas


What’s on What's on link

Art is great!

Animation project Animation project link

Animation pack Animation pack link

Painting pack Painting pack link

Animation archive Animation archive link

Painting archive Painting archive link


Partner organisation websites:

All Change Arts

Artsline Youth Project

The National Youth Theatre

Young At Art

Services for schools and youth

The Weekend Academy is currently working primarily with schools and youth. The Weekend Academy supports partner working with organisations working with young people.

The Weekend Academy works with young people in schools and youth groups, and with young people who are outside the formal education system.

The Weekend Academy hosts:

life-drawing jams and print-workshops

Gifted and Talented master-classes

Easter and summer schools for young people

schools’ residencies

exhibitions of young people’s art-work


The Weekend Academy welcomes invitations to work with young people

The Weekend Academy works with schools and youth groups to identify sources of funding for partner projects.

The Weekend Academy initiates groundbreaking and pioneer work with young people at risk.

The Weekend Academy works with families, carers and young people outside formal education.


Current work with students excluded from schools

The Weekend Academy has been working with students from Pupil Referral and Learning Support Units in Haringey, Camden and Islington. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation funded this groundbreaking project to develop skills for staff from PRUs and LSUs, to enable them to work with artists in their units. The project continues into 2008, with our newly published teachers’ work-books for animation and painting courses. The workbooks can be downloaded in pdf format from the links above. Hard copies of the books are also available from

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