Saturday Morning Art Workshops

Students showing their projects from a Saturday Morning Art Workshop

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 COE art education pre-service teachers. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SATURDAY ART WORKSHOPS - FALL 2017!

Contact Us

Becky Popelka, Adjunct Lecturer, Art Education
Course Instructor
rebecca-popelka@uiowa.edu

Clar Baldus, Clinical Professor, Art Education
Area Coordinator and Course Supervisor
543 Blank Honors Center, 
319-335-6189
clar-baldus@uiowa.edu

Workshop Schedule

  • Dates: Eight Saturday Sessions, September 23 through November 11
  • Ages: Open to students in grades K-6
  • Class times:  9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cost:  $80.00 per student, payable by cash or check on the first day of class.
  • Location:  Art Education Studios, B1 North Hall

Workshop Description

This year we are trying something new in our Saturday Morning Art Workshops. Each lesson taught will be centered around a piece of children’s literature. Workshops will explore a variety of topics and themes including: African folktales, graffiti art, world building, monsters, color theory, imaginary lands and superheroes.

Students will be working with a variety of media and processes including:

  • painting with acrylics and watercolor
  • drawing with marker, oil crayon, pencil, crayon, colored pencil and soft pastel
  • printmaking with inks, papers and printing surfaces
  • sculpting with clay and paper mâché
  • working with recycled and repurposed materials and found objects
  • collage with papers, photographs and other mixed media

Workshop participants will be split into groups by age range, with younger students grouped together and older students grouped together. Instructors will encourage students to explore materials, processes and ideas to think like an artist and develop their unique expressive style and creative voice!