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. See Classes and Curriculum to learn more.   

Parent and Student Handbook

All students and parents attending Saturday Art School must follow the policies as listed in the Youth Programs Parent and Student Handbook. Read the program policies prior to the beginning of classes.


For a complete listing of class dates, see Calendar to learn more.

Fall 2019: October 5–December 14
Spring 2020: February 8–April 25

Please refer to the Classes and Curriculum page or contact us to find out which classes have openings.


Please call our office to inquire about availability. 
Limited spots for applicants requesting Financial Aid, only, remain.

Registration for the fall semester is first-come, first-served. Due to returning students, spring classes fill up very quickly. Please check class availability for the spring semester before registering.

Fall 2019: August 19–September 13 (or until classes are filled)
Spring 2020: December 3–19 (or until classes are filled)

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 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.

Download Registration Form


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.

Tuition: $300
Additional Sibling(s): $150

Financial Aid

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.

Download Financial Aid Form


Saturday Art School, South Hall 203
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel: 718.636.3654 / Fax: 718.230.6876

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"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 then was possible in the art classes offered in their elementary and secondary schools." —N. Melissas, Saturday Art School parent

Pratt's Center K-12 programs are generously supported by the Con Edison Company of New York, Inc., Walter K. Hoerning Endowment Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, The Altman Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, National Endowment of the Arts, 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.