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 2019!
Please register online

Contact Us

Nicole Beckley, Adjunct Lecturer, Art Education Course Instructor

Clar Baldus, Clinical Professor, Art Education Area Coordinator and Course Supervisor 543 Blank Honors Center, 319-335-6189

Workshop Schedule

  • Dates: Eight Saturday Sessions, September 28 through November 16
  • 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.
    Families who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch or find the fee to be a financial barrier, are eligible or partial or full tuition assistance.
  • Location: Art Education Studios, B1 North Hall

Workshop Description

Instructors will encourage students to explore materials, processes and ideas to think like an artist and develop their unique expressive style and creative voice! Workshops are designed with highly engaging and developmentally appropriate art learning activities.

Workshop participants will be placed into groups by age range, with younger students grouped together and older students grouped together. Each workshop lesson taught is hands on and will be centered around a theme or big idea. Some examples could be things such as, but not limited to, puppetry, storytelling, superheroes, recycling, folktales, color theory, comic books or more! The end of our last session will culminate in an art show celebrating all of the students’ hard work!

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

  • 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