Saturday Art Workshop

Visionary Studio - Art Education

Saturday Art Workshop

Saturday Art Workshop is an 9-week program that allows students to infuse issues of social justice into a dynamic art-making practice. From 10am-12pm, Saturday mornings, teens explore one of four significant social themes (i.e. imagining the human body, activism in visual art, climate change, etc.) and draw upon 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 and open to students with all levels of art experience!

Spring 2018 Schedule

This program is an 9-Saturday commitment, from 10am-12pm,  on the following dates:

March 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19

Exhibition Details:

  • Installation, Saturday, May 19
  • Reception & De-installation, Friday, May 24 from 5-7pm
Application Procedure

The Spring 2018 application and studio themes will be available in December 2017.

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


Professor Dipti Desai

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