Young Artist: Expressing Identity through Drawing & Painting (15-17)


COURSE DATES: Tuesday – Friday, 2nd – 5th April 2024

TUTOR: Alice Perse Clarke


TIMES: 10:00am - 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 15 - 17, All Levels

FEE: £310

In this new course students will find creative ways to express the concept of identity, exploring the past, present and future. This will be a unique opportunity for young people to mix cultural outings with practical drawing, painting and sculptural sessions. They will be taught practical skills in painting, drawing and scultpure, whilst encouraged to let their imaginations roam free.

Throughout the course students will:

  • Compose Self Portraits
  • Learn colour theory and measurement in drawing and painting
  • Understand perspective in drawing
  • Create sculptures using wire and modroc
  • Learn critical art theory and apply this to their work

Ideal for young people who are taking art at GCSE and A-Level or those who have an interest in art and would like to try something different. Throughout the week we will draw at various sites along the Southbank, visit an exhibition at Tate Modern and take part in a Mudlarking experience by the River Thames. There is a maximum number of 15 students for this course. There will be additional staffing to accompany the group on outings.

After booking on any of our Young Artist courses you must complete a parental consent form before your child can join the course. Please fill out the online form here.
If you prefer to download the form in a pdf format then you can follow this link and send the completed form back to

Recommend booking by: March 19, 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 or an apron. Students will be in art studios that are in continual use, and should dress in clothes they do not mind getting paint on.


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”.

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

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.
  • 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 the course or it will be disposed of.
  • 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 at the beginning of your class.