About the Saturday Art program
Miami University has been running the Saturday Art community art program for the Oxford community for many decades. The teachers for the program are Miami University art education students, enrolled in ART 495 (practicum experience prior to student teaching). Teachers decide upon a theme for the program, create guiding questions for each week and then write a 6-week curriculum that aligns to Ohio Visual Arts standards and offers unique, creative experiences. Projects vary between classes and include 2D and 3D media and historical and contemporary artist exemplars.
Students age 4 to adult can sign up. Classes are designed to challenge students at their own level and new lessons are presented each week based on the class theme. Previous experience in art is not required!
Class time and location
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in the Art Building on Oxford Campus (400 S. Patterson Ave.). The first session will begin in Art 100 for a program introduction. Aside from the first session, students in grades PreK through 5 need to be signed in and out of their individual classrooms each Saturday by a parent/guardian. The final exhibition will be located throughout the first floor of the Art Building at the end of the program.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. online. The Saturday Art director and teachers will communicate with families via email for class meeting links, supplies, and any specific instructions. Please make sure you check your email prior to Saturday morning to help your student be prepared for a wonderful, creative experience!
Please help your student be prepared by 9:00 a.m. with listed supplies ready and a good view of the student's workspace on camera. If your student is PreK or K, a parent/guardian is expected to participate alongside the student. For older students, parents/guardians are welcome to attend as needed.
All students will be asked to photograph their work each week and send those photos to the Saturday Art Teacher. They will be featured in our final online exhibition!
Art supplies are provided by the program and paid for by student fees. Supply packs will be made available for pick-up when classes are online. Some individual supplies will be need to be returned at the end of the semester. See the schedule above for pick-up and drop-off dates. Further instructions will be sent by Saturday Art teachers.
Registration must be completed online using the link above. One family per form. When classes are full, it will be posted on this page.
$50 per student. $45 for additional students from the same family. Please mail fee to:
Saturday Art, 124 Art Building, Oxford, OH 45056 Make checks out to Miami University - Please indicate student's name when payment is submitted. Unfortunately, credit card payments cannot be made at this time. Class fees pay for student supplies for each session. *Cash or check can be dropped off at the first session as well!
Interested in sharing a Saturday Art story or accolades?