Saturday Art workshop students showing their projects.

As part of community outreach, Art Education offers fall Saturday Art Workshops for young artists in kindergarten through sixth grade. A highly successful program of more than three decades, the Saturday Art Workshops offer artistic opportunities for young students and provide authentic teaching opportunities for College of Education art education pre-service teachers. 

Registration is closed for 2023.

The Art Education Program and the College of Education are delighted to share that our 2023 Saturday Morning Art Workshop will be running a 6-week session for kindergarten through sixth-grade students each Saturday, September 23 - November 4, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. This year our program will culminate with a professional exhibition in the Visual Art Building’s Drewelowe Gallery from November 6-11 with a closing celebration on November 11th.

During the workshop your young artists will undertake exploratory art-making activities led by University of Iowa preservice Art Education teachers. The lessons will be dynamic, playful, and suitable for children of all skill levels. No prior experience with art or art materials is necessary. Join us for workshops focused on clay, paint, large-scale sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and more!

The program fee is $65. Partial and full funding is available for families who find this fee to be a barrier and caregivers who are full-time students.

Questions about the Saturday Morning Art Workshop can be sent to