Young Artist : Introduction to Drawing, Painting, Printmaking & Sculpture (12-14)


COURSE DATES: Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2024

TUTOR: Usva Inei Alice Perse Clarke


TIMES: 10:00am - 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 12-14, All Levels

FEE: £360

LOCATION: Mermaid Court Campus, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

An inspiring five-day course for ages 12-14 providing skills-based experience and expert tuition for Young Artists to creatively express ideas through drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Through the guidance of our specialist tutors, who are aslo professional practicing artist, students will be introduced to:

  • Expressive drawing of a life/clothed model
  • Abstract painting and understanding this using mixed media
  • Two different printmaking techniques (Drypoint etching and Monoprint)
  • Creating an abstract 2-D sculpture piece

On the last day, students will have the opportunity to work on a personal project translating ideas and interests from the week into a finished or work in progress piece. There will be a chance for students to present their work in a group discussion.



Recommend booking by: July 15, 2024

Young Artist 12-14

This course is suitable for students between the ages of 12 to 14 and is open to all skill levels.

This course is open to all skill levels for students aged between 15 and 17. This course is open to all skill levels, whether you love art and are looking to advance your artistic skills and creative confidence or are new to the subject and want a bit of an introduction!

Please bring old clothes, aprons will also be provided. Please also bring a camera/phone to photo document your work.

Students are encouraged to create prints using their own source imagery such as:

  • Sketches (from a current portfolio or sketchbook)
  • Magazine cuttings
  • Photos
  • Other found materials



Usva Inei is a queer, non-binary visual artist, mainly working with topics of lived experiences of immigration and queerness. They primarily work through mixed media installations, with painting and printmaking being central elements of their practice. Usva’s work is critical, political, and feminist, exploring such themes, as identity politics, acculturation, normative structures, and the role of physical space in directing behaviour. In addition to exhibiting their artwork, Usva regularly teaches both on academic and artistic courses, runs various art-based workshops with museums and charities, and is engaged in academic, art-based research. Usva is a Finnish-born Russian immigrant, currently based in London, UK.




Alice is a multidisciplinary, London based artist, she makes everything from paintings and sculpture to moving image and sound installations. Her interest is in physical and social infrastructures that support our everyday lives, which comes from her background in engineering. She graduated with a diploma from the Art Academy London in 2018 where she was awarded the Allied World Scholarship.


Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.


Young Artist Printmaking