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Masterclass May 19

Top designer delivers Masterclass to Saturday Club

SOAP trays, pen pots and bookends were among the products that York College and York St John University Art & Design Saturday Club members created during a Masterclass with Tejumola Butler Adenuga.

The group of 13 to 16-year-olds were inspired by the expertise of multidisciplinary artist and designer Tejumola, who has worked for international brands such as Adidas, Beats by Dre, Selfridges, the MTV Video Music Awards and Dr. Martens.

Such is the popularity of Tejumola's work that more than 250 people now have his work tattooed on their skin.

During the workshop, held at York College & University Centre, the club members experimented with pre-made cast moulds and mixed their own plaster with materials such as dyes, glitter and ink.

Tejumola’s Masterclass was delivered as part of the National Saturday Club programme that sees clubs up and down the country connect with industry experts.

The intention of the programme is to showcase the way in which skills developed at Saturday Clubs can be applied in the real world and, for many members, their Masterclass experience is the moment they realise that their passions and interests have the potential to develop into fulfilling and rewarding careers.

All National Saturday Club partner institutions will now be celebrated and feature in the end-of-year National Saturday Club Summer Show.

Work from our Art & Design Club members will be included as part of a Public Exhibition at Somerset House in London from July 15 to 18.

All clubs will also be featured in the Summer Show’s online galleries.

Born in Nigeria and based in London, Tejumola’s most recent work fixates on creating fictional West African mythology, building a universe that tells a story of West African tribes without influence and generational trauma, via the mediums of painting, furniture, design and art direction.

To view Tejumola’s work on his Instagram page, click here

For more information on our Art & Design Club, click here