Art and Design Department

Saturday Art School

Spring 2021 Semester

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.

**Due to COVID-19 restrictions and college policies, this year we adapted our program to provide online lessons for students to apply at home. These lessons will still be developed by our advanced art education students, under the direction of faculty and graduate assistants, however instruction will be online and we will not be supplying materials to the young artists. For this reason, we will not be following our traditional registration process for Saturday Art School 2021. Please email for more information about this year's program. **

Where: Google Sites

2021 Theme: Community: a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

It is no secret that 2020 has become a series of strange events making us feel isolated, questioning “what could possibly be next?” As a result, communities have come together in more ways than one - to create awareness, build relationships, or even to celebrate the little things that have gone right.  It has been said that community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter. Is a community given or built? What does it mean to be part of a community? How do we establish a community? Can the feeling of community be attributed to the presence of one specific person or multiple? What brings a community together? What are the little and big ways we feel, are, and interact with their community?

 When: Asynchronous units will be disseminated two lessons at a time over a 3-week span in April:

Week 1: April 3, 2021 - Lessons 1 and 2

Week 2: April 10, 2021 - Lessons 3 and 4

Week 3: April 17, 2021 - Lessons 5 and 6

**The lessons are posted by 9 am each Saturday and are self-pace.  This means that there is no set "start time" for class and  anybody who wants to participate can complete the lessons at a time that fits into their schedule.**

A Google Slides Presentation of all completed work from the semester will be released on April 24, 2021 to celebrate all of our participating young artists. 

No Online Registration 2021

Due to technical issues with Google Classroom that we could not get around, we are switching our format for Saturday Art School. Our teachers will have their own Google Sites for their Saturday Art School Units. The website links will be shared with all families on our email list on 3/31/21. This change means that there is NO need to register or sign up through Google Classroom, as all SAS units will be available to anybody with the Google Site link. We thank you for your patience while we navigate this new way of running Saturday Art School.

**To join our email list please email**

Frequently Asked Questions

Cost and Registration Questions
Students with Special Needs
Students Needing 6:1:1 or 8:1:1 Environment