Art and Design Department

Saturday Art School

Spring 2023

Who / What: Saturday Art School is an extracurricular visual arts program for children in grades Kindergarten to 12. Local children and teens explore ideas and materials with advanced art education students, under the direction of faculty and graduate assistants, each Saturday for eight weeks.

2023 Big Idea: Story:

The stories that we tell, retell, and cherish focus our identities. Stories help us reflect, make meaning, and relate our experiences to others. Sharing our stories helps us to build compassion and empathy for others' ways of knowing and being. Some stories stay with us, some we let go of, some become more “ripe” and worthy of consideration over time. Moreover, in the telling of stories we are able to understand the ways in which our past intersects with our present.  Storyteller Rebecca Solnit reflects, 

I like to see the long line we each leave behind, and I sometimes imagine my whole life that way, as though each step was a stitch, as though I was a needle leaving a trail of thread that sewed together the world as I went by, criss-crossing with other’s paths, quilting it all together in some way that matters even though it can hardly be traced. (Solnit, 2013, p. 131)

When: February 11, 18; March 4, 11, 25; April 1, 15, 22

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Exhibition Date: April 15, 2022 
*Please note that there is one more 'class' after the exhibition.*

Join our email list: Contact us via email or by phone 585-389-5122 to be added to our email list, so that you get the most up to date information about registration. 

Covid-19 Protocols

Nazareth College and Saturday Art is fully open following CDC/NYSDOH Guidelines. We ask that if your young artist tests positive for COVID-19, that they follow the 5 day quarantine protocol and that they stay home the week they test positive. Masking is optional and based on your personal comfort levels. For more information please review Nazareth College's COVID-19 Policy

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these protocols please email


Registration for Saturday Art School 2023 is now closed.

If you would like to join our mailing list to receive information about our next session, please contact the Saturday Art School Office by emailing us at

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