Visionary Studio - Art Education

Saturday Art Workshop

Visionary Studio: Saturday Art Workshop is an 8-week program that combines the excitement of creating art with issues in social justice. Saturday mornings, from 10am-12pm, teens research one of four significant social themes (such as imagining the human body, street art, power and the symbol of the fist, and the water crisis) and discover a rich array of innovative, multidisciplinary approaches through which they can visually express their ideas.

Classes are taught by teams of graduate students completing their Certification in Art Education program at New York University. Together, students and teachers consider ways in which artists can and do influence society, and experiment with techniques that include drawing, painting, printmaking, video, photography, 3-dimensional media, and installation. These workshops challenge students to think outside of traditional artistic media and explore how artistic boundaries and influence can be stretched to include what has historically been excluded. As part of the program students participate in a final exhibition inviting a wide audience of parents, friends, teachers, and NYU faculty, to see their work.

High School students do not need a portfolio to apply to the Saturday Art Workshop - classes are free-of-charge, and open to students with all levels of art experience!

Curriculum Archive:
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012

Fall 2011
Fall 2010

Fall 2016 Visionary Studio Themes:
Saturday Art Workshop Curriculum

Will be posted shortly.

Fall 2016 Schedule

This program is an 8-Saturday commitment on the following dates:

October - 22, 29
November - 5, 12, 19
December - 3, 10, 17


Plus:  Sunday, December 18 (Exhibition Reception)

Note: No class over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

Exhibition Details:

  • Installation, Saturday, December 17
  • Reception, Sunday, December 18
  • De-Installation, Sunday, December 18
Application Procedure

NOTE: Applications for Fall 2016 will be accepted at the end of the summer.

You will be emailed with a confirmation of your acceptance and workshop choice, as well as directions and information about the first day.

More Information

For more information, please contact Art + Education Faculty, Jessica Hamlin at