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  • Saturday School
  • Saturday School
  • Saturday School

Saturday School

For ages 5 - 18
Hosted by Penn State's Art Education Program
Registration link: 

Cost: $120

Dates: Every Saturday from February 15 through April 18. 
There will be no classes on March 14 and 28.
Exhibition: May 2
Time: 9 - 11 am
Location: Patterson Building

Online Registration Tips

  • Please register using the student’s information. If you (the parent) has a Penn State ID, do not log on using your ID. You need to log on using the student’s ID. If they do not have one, please follow the directions as a new user at the time of registration. 
  • When creating a new user account use the camper’s name, sex, and birthdate. Contact information (email, address, phone, etc.) should be that of the parent/legal guardian
  • A separate registration and payment is required for each student.
  • Registration will not be considered complete without all information, payment and Consent for Treatment form.

Consent for Treatment Form

  • Below you will find the Consent for Treatment form, which you will need to complete and upload during the online registration process.
  • Please make sure not to fill the form out while still in the browser window. Download and save locally to your computer first. Filling these out from a browser will cause issues with the form, even if it appears to work correctly.
  • Fill out the form with your child’s information completely and have it ready at the time of registration. 
  • Consent for Treatment Form


One of SoVA’s treasured gems, Saturday School is an opportunity for local children and teens to come together to explore ideas and materials with advanced Art Education majors, under the direction of faculty and graduate assistants, over a period of eight weeks. The program focuses on approaches to learning art that are innovative and exciting and that help students experience art in many forms.

Saturday School is a tradition in the community. Parents and grandparents of students enrolled today recall coming to Saturday School themselves. The program takes advantage of the University's resources, with field trips to places such as the Arboretum and the Palmer Museum of Art, and visits from artists, scientists, and architects.

Classes are offered in both spring and fall semesters, running Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m., in studio classrooms in Patterson, Visual Arts and Arts Cottage buildings on the Penn State campus, and are designed for students at each grade level from Kindergarten through adolescence. Having two hours to work with students every week allows for more complicated and long-term projects than are possible in the public schools, with a focus on expanding students' experiences with traditional and newer media and technologies. At the end of each semester, students' work is highlighted in an exhibition in Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, SoVA's professional gallery space.