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Saturday Art School Classes

10 AM–12 PM


Fantastic Voyage     Age 6 

Students explore their imaginations by using a variety of art materials and processes. As children participate in group discussions about their art making, stories serve as inspiration for projects in collage, painting, drawing, and sculpture.

Adventures in Art     Ages 7-8

In this class, students are introduced to a series of projects that may include drawing, painting, 3-D construction, design, and more. Thought-provoking resources inspire young artists as they learn art concepts and build their creative ideas.

Inclusive Art Studio     Ages 8-12

This class provides more individual support and encourages social interaction, community building, and self-expression through art making. Offered in collaboration with the Department of Creative Arts Therapy.

Drawn to Stories     Ages 9-10

Ideas for visual storytelling, including storyboarding and character development, are explored through drawing, painting, and sculpture. Experimenting with a variety of media and processes, this class encourages innovative approaches to narrative art.

Sculpture     Ages 9-10; Ages 11-14

Students learn about the elements of sculpture through explorations in a variety of materials (cardboard, clay, found objects, wire, paper, or fabric), while also considering methods of transforming the studio space.

Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking     Ages 9-10; Ages 11-14

With a blank surface and a selection of media (acrylic, tempera, watercolor, ink, charcoal, and pastel), the options are endless! These classes explore many approaches to drawing, painting, and printmaking with experimentation and skill building guiding the students’ investigations.


Designed for students interested in applying to portfolio audition high schools, projects will primarily focus on working from observation. Students will learn to use value in conjunction with line while using some or all of the following; pencil, oil pastels, watercolor, and collage. 

Creative Writing     AGES 9-12

Using inspiring prompts and playful approaches, students will write short stories and poems, which will be included in an end-of-semester publication. Offered in collaboration with The Writing Program.

Ceramic Construction     Ages 11-14

Students will explore and manipulate clay to design, build, and create functional sculptural ceramic pieces. Creative problem-solving and craft will be emphasized as students learn a variety of construction techniques.

Stop-Motion Animation     Ages 11-14

Stop-motion animation brings a story to life through drawing, paper, and clay. Students will create original stories before designing sets and operating digital cameras as they produce a series of short films.

Classes for High School Students

Drawing and PaintinG    Grades 9-12

Students explore many approaches to drawing and painting with a range of materials, processes, and concepts, helping them build a strong and varied portfolio. Students participate in individual and group critiques.

Film   Grades 9-12 

Students learn the techniques of narrative and documentary filmmaking. Utilizing high definition cameras, sound recorders, and professional editing software, students work in a collaborative environment to gain an understanding of filmmaking.

Photography   Grades 9-12

Students will explore the technical and creative challenges of photography by creating a photographic portfolio of prints focused on various themes. Using either a 35mm film camera and/or DSLR camera, students may spend time in the darkroom and/or in the digital lab.

Sculpture, Space, and Form   Grades 9-12

Students explore one’s relationship to space through transforming a wide range of materials including paper, string, foam, and cardboard, while also considering that space and form are understood to emerge from processes that involve systems and technologies.

Drawing the Object (ADE 101P), FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Students learn to use value in conjunction with line to achieve a synthesis of form, space, composition, and content, moving from the fundamentals of linear description to the integration of tone. This course meets from 10 AM–1 PM. (1 credit, tuition fee: $1,035)

Pratt Institute reserves the right to cancel or change any class when circumstances warrant.

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"I have taken the same Saturday Art School class since I started in 2nd grade—Drawing and Painting. You’d think I’d get bored after 10 years, but what’s so unique about Pratt is that you can have the same class for 10 years and always learn something new. I have never done the same project twice." —Saturday Art School student, M. Terhune.