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Saturday Studios is returning to the MassArt campus for the Fall 2022 session.


Fall 2022
October 15 – December 10, 2022
No class November 26
Classes are held weekly on Saturdays
9:30am - 11:30am (Grades 3 - 5)
9:30am - 12:00pm (Grades 6 - 12)
Fall 2022 Registration Period: September 14 – October 2nd


Now in its 92nd year, the Saturday Studios program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design serves a dual purpose: offering elementary through high school students an affordable opportunity to engage in the process of art making, and supporting the development of MassArt students as art educators.

Classes are taught by MassArt students majoring in Art Education and supervised by MassArt Art Education faculty. Courses in a variety of disciplines and media are available by grade level for Grades 3-12, allowing students to explore and strengthen their creativity and creative problem solving. 

Courses are open to all interested students, from beginners to the emerging young artist. There are no prerequisites or portfolio reviews. 


Saturday Studios will be returning to the MassArt Campus for the Fall of 2022!

Covid-19 and Studio Safety
Youth Programs will be following the Covid-19 Safety guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Information on our safety policy can be found here: COVID Safety Requirements. For the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, class sizes will be limited to 12 students.

All beverages brought into studios/art making spaces must have a cap or lid. Students will not be permitted to eat in their classrooms.

Saturday Studios instructors may bring students to local galleries and museums. Any field trips that are taken will be within walking distance of the MassArt campus. Students will not be using public transportation on these field trips.

Drop-Off & Pick-up Policy
Included in their orientation packet, parents/guardians will receive additional information about parking, drop-off and pick-up procedures, a map of campus, driving directions, and a pick-up authorization form for students under 12 (if applicable).

Students under 12 will be released only to authorized individuals listed on the pick-up authorization form. Parents/guardians must provide a list of authorized individuals on the online registration form.

Students 12 years and older are dismissed directly from their classroom at the end of each class.

Program Information and Cost

Fall 2022 Program Fee: $191
Payment is due in full by October 7, 2022.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served and space available basis. Submission of a registration form does not guarantee enrollment in a class. If you submit a registration form and your preferred classes are full, you will be placed on the waiting list and notified as soon as possible if a space becomes available.

Scholarships are based on financial need and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to request a scholarship. To be considered, you will be asked to provide family financial information on the registration form (required). With the Scholarship Acceptance Form, students may choose to have Youth Programs purchase supplies.

Cancellation Policy

MassArt reserves the right to cancel courses in the event of an insufficient number of registrations. Students will receive a full refund in the event that a course is cancelled for this reason. Classes with low enrollment will be cancelled at least two weeks before the start of the program.

Dropping & Refund Policy (2022)
Students will receive a full refund if the class is dropped at least one week prior to the start date of the class. Students who fail to notify MassArt Youth Programs of their registration cancellation in writing, prior to one week before the start of the program will not be eligible for a refund.

For attendance issues or updates (late arrivals, absences, etc.), please contact



grades 3 - 5

Art Explorations (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Explore ways of making art using a variety of media and materials that may include drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and more.

Grades 6 - 8

Comic Book Art & Animation (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Develop and expand a personal style of comic book art. Narrative storytelling, character development and drawing techniques are addressed. Projects will come to life through a combination of traditional drawing and animation techniques.

Mixed Media (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Use a variety of traditional and alternative surfaces, materials, and processes to explore the many ways artists combine 2D media. Students will work with materials that may include drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, bookmaking, and more to create work that pushes the boundaries of the surface and explores the relationship between concept and materials.

Sculpture (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Through a series of fun and innovative exercises, students will work with fiber, paper, wire, clay, found objects and more to create three dimensional works.

Grades 9 - 12

Contemporary Drawing (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Explore innovative and traditional ways of drawing in a variety of media. Investigate what it means to “draw” and what materials an artist might use to draw with. This studio is for students interested in personal artistic development and strengthening skills for portfolio development. 

The Figure (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Explore traditional and innovative ways to work from the human figure. Study the figure as a dynamic form through a variety of creative exercises with an emphasis on gestural work. The course may be used to strengthen portfolios for college application. A variety of media and styles are presented. 
Note: All models will be clothed.