Video: NATIONAL SATURDAY ART AND DESIGN MASTERCLASS WITH GRAPHIC DESIGNER SOPHIE THOMAS

Masterclass by Sophie Thomas for Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University 2017 from The Sorrell Foundation on Vimeo.

Design is a crucial part of modern living. From college prospectuses to adverts on the sides of buses, to social media and beyond, design is everywhere.

But what makes a sustainable and appropriate design? In March, we welcomed graphic designer Sophie Thomas from her own Thomas.Matthews agency to lead a masterclass for the Manchester Metropolitan University-run National Saturday Club and talk to us about how graphic design can influence political and social change.

Read about the Masterclass in more detail here.

Want to know more about Saturday Club?

The National Art and Design Saturday Club at Manchester School of Art is a free project for young people in Years 9 to 11 at school.

Kate Dunstone, Outreach Assistant, said: “Saturday Club is focused on developing skills in all areas of art and design.

“Over the past year we have taken part in filmmaking, 3D, graphic design, animation, photography and textiles projects.

“As well as developing skills in art and design, members have also built their confidence, made new friends and started to consider paths into higher education.”

To find out more about Saturday Club visit http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/outreach/youngpeople/