At Cass Art, we believe in supporting art education. Our Viridian Card initiative gives art & design tutors, teachers, technicians and art therapists an exclusive 10% off art supplies for life! Plus 5% of every purchase made with the Viridian Card goes to the National Saturday Club, helping young people across the country attend free Saturday morning classes at their local university, college or museum.

Image credit: The National Saturday Club



- An exclusive 10% discount for life at Cass Art online and in-store with your Viridian card.
- Exclusive offers on bulk orders for your institution. Do you order the art supplies for your students or institution? We can offer exclusive discounts on bulk orders for Artist Educators. Simply email a list of products you would like for your institution to: and we will let you know what special discounts we can offer you. Or email with any questions you may have.
- Exclusive in-store Student Events. Hold an event at your local Cass Art store exclusively for your students. We can offer them discounts on the materials you would like to recommend for your course and arrange demonstrations of new products of your choice. Introduce your students to their local store for all their artistic needs during their course and for their future creative careers. To find out more email or speak to your local store manager.
- Offers and news in the Cass Art newsletter to support your educational and artistic endeavours. You can unsubscribe from these at any time using the link in the emails or by contacting Customer Services. Full details are available in our Privacy Policy.


You can sign up for a Viridian Card if you are any of the following:

- An Art & Design Tutor at a UK College/University

- An Art & Design Teacher at a UK School/College

- An Art Therapist

- To prove your status as an Artist Educator, you must have an identity card as part of your institution, or a signed letter on Headed Paper from your institution. Art Therapists should have full membership to either the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) or as a Visual Arts Therapist within the Association of Anthroposophic Therapeutic Art (AATA).


To apply online, you will need a scanned copy or digital photograph of your identity card or membership proof (as mentioned above). Please email this along with all of the details below to and we can process your application for you. We would also recommend that you use your personal email address when applying so that we can continue to support you for life, even if you move institution.

- First Name
- Last Name
- E-mail address
- Full personal address including City and Post Code
- The University/College you work at
- Your Position within the Institution
- A valid proof of Artist Educator status (a photo or a scan as an image attachment to your email)
Please note that delivery of Viridian cards can take 2 - 3 weeks.


Cass Art will donate 5% of every purchase you make with the Viridian Card to a charitable organisation that supports art education.

We currently support the National Saturday Club which gives 13–16-year-olds the opportunity to study subjects they love for free at their local university, college or cultural institution. Offering dynamic creative learning programmes in seven subject areas – Art&Design, Craft&Making, Fashion&Business, Science&Engineering, Fashion&Business, Society&Change, Film&Media and Writing&Talking – the model works to develop young people’s skills, nurture their talents and encourage their creativity.

As a powerful, nationwide network, the National Saturday Club represents an exceptional opportunity to build young people’s creative skills and embolden them to become the next generation of innovators and imaginative thinkers. It also serves to connect educators and industry professionals so young people are better informed about the choices that exist for further education and rewarding careers.

Here's what they had to say about the National Saturday Club



from just £25

Our friends at the Art Fund are now offering a Teacher Art Pass! Great savings, an exclusive magazine and handy guidebook, and regular updates on what to see across the UK…

Put some time in the timetable for you. From just £25 a year, a Teacher Art Pass gives you the opportunity to recharge your mind and be inspired. You’ll enjoy free entry to 250+ museums, galleries, and historic houses as well as 50% off major exhibitions. Plus, you’ll receive Art Quarterly magazine with exclusive features, Art Map - a comprehensive guidebook of venues you can visit for less across the UK, and fortnightly email updates on the latest things to see across the UK.


You must be a teacher in a registered UK Early Years, Primary or Secondary School or Further Education College. Please see full eligibility

Image credits: Photographed with Maryam Wahid’s exhibition, Zaibunnisa, at the Midlands Arts Centre, 2022. © Tegen Kimbley/ Art Fund 2022. Cecilia Charlton, Eternal myth and the poetry of the cosmos [fate, future, suture] (triptych), 2021. © Amaal Said/ Art Fund 2022. The Holburne Museum, interior. © The Holburne Museum/Chris Lacey. Science Museum Group © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.


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