Since 1897, Pratt Institute’s Saturday Art School has been offering a broad range of classes for children and teens. Saturday Art School students are encouraged to explore a variety of media, techniques, and approaches. This program continues to validate our belief that opportunities to learn art and design should be available to children of all ages. Saturday Art School is a teaching and learning laboratory; most classes are taught by art and design education students who are supervised by faculty.
Classes and Curriculum
All classes meet from 10 AM–12 PM for two 10-week semesters, fall and spring. Instructors explore new ideas and projects each semester and year, as participants may take classes many times. This semester – we introduce a new course for children aged 11-14; “The Art of Walking–An Introduction to Performance Art”. See Classes and Curriculum to learn more.
For a complete listing of class dates, see Calendar to learn more.
Fall 2022: October 1 – December 10
Spring 2023: February 11 – April 29
Registration for the fall semester is first-come, first-served. Due to returning students, spring classes fill up very quickly. When registering, you will be able to select your class preferences and make a first and second choice.
Fall 2022: Registration accepted August 16 – September 3, or until classes are fully enrolled.
Spring 2023: Registration accepted November 29 – December 16, or until classes are fully enrolled.
Submit one online registration form per child during the registration periods listed above.
Please note that sending in a completed registration form does not guarantee that you have secured a place in a class. After registration closes, those who have secured a place in a class will be called to process credit card payment and then will receive a confirmation email. If the class(es) you selected is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified by email. If a place becomes available, we will contact those on the waiting list. Payments must be received in full to be confirmed as registered.
Full payment is due at the time of registration and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The price per class is listed below, unless noted otherwise in the class description.
Financial aid is available to eligible students in need of assistance thanks to generous support from the Selz Foundation and the Irma Holland Wolstein Endowed Scholarship Fund. Financial aid is limited. For more information and the application, download the form below.
Campus Access Requirements
Participants will need to provide a parent/guardian signed social contract and proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination (1 or 2 initial doses, depending on the specific vaccine) and booster shot, if eligible by the time classes begin. Please note that these safety requirements are subject to change at any time; Pratt continues to monitor and may make adjustments to campus operations in response to COVID-19.
Center K-12 Family Handbook
All students and parents attending Saturday Art School must follow the policies as listed in the Center K-12 Family Handbook. Read the program policies prior to the beginning of classes.
Saturday Art School, South Hall 203
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel: 718.636.3654 / Fax: 718.230.6876
View photos from Saturday Art School.
Learn more about how Pratt Institute provides access and accessibility both on campus and online.
“All of our children have attended classes at pratt from elementary school through high school. Our two older daughters are currently pursuing studio art majors in college. The open-ended nature of assignments and class work at pratt enabled them to explore their interests and ideas over a more extended time frame than was possible in the art classes offered in their elementary and secondary schools”N. MELISSAS, SATURDAY ART SCHOOL PARENT
Pratt’s K–12 programs are generously supported by the Con Edison Company of New York, Inc., Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Sara Little Turnbull Foundation, Walter K. Hoerning Endowment Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Altman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Selz Foundation, Turrell Fund, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, The Irma Holland Wolstein Endowed Scholarship Fund, individual donors, and Pratt Institute.