Saturday Art Program-Old

Photo description: Two students are seen with their backs to the camera as they work on each of their paintings.

The School of Art at Bowling Green State University is proud to offer youth art classes each semester for students ages 5-19. Young people will develop their creative abilities, increase their artistic skills and learn about art of the past and present. All classes involve hands-on participation.

Today more than ever, the arts are needed by our young people as a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding.


Fall 2020 Classes:

•Classes will meet online for 10 Saturdays form 10:00-11:00 a.m.

•Dates September 26th - December 5th (no class Saturday, November 28th) 

•Fee: $55 (includes consumable supply kits for weekly instruction.)

The Saturday Art director and teachers will communicate with families via email for class meeting links, when and where to pick up supplies and any specific instructions. An introductory letter from your student's teacher will be sent prior to the start of the first Saturday with specific instructions for starting and to help your student be prepared for a wonderful, creative experience!

Please help your student be prepared by 10:00 a.m. with listed supplies ready and a good view of the students’ workspace on camera. If your student is kindergarten age, a parent/guardian is expected to participate alongside the student. For older students., parents/guardians are welcome to attend as needed.  

Overarching Theme

The overarching theme for this semester is Nature: The World Outside Your Window

Each teacher when then tweak that theme to best intrigue the grade level they are working with. 

Registration and Fee

Registration will be limited to 10 students per class. – first registered, first served. Classes will be online. The fee for the 10 weeks of online instruction and supply kits with a final online art show will be $55. 

Registration must be completed online. Only one child perform- for additional children, complete additional forms. You will receive a confirmation letter from Shari Densel, Administrator within 24 hours, confirming your student's enrollment or asking if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Class fees of $55 per student can be mailed to: 

Bowling Green State University

School of Art

ATTN: Shari Densel

1000 Fine Arts Center

Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

Make check out to Bowling Green State University – Please indicate the child’s name when payment is submitted. Unfortunately, credit card payment cannot be made at this time. Waiver/consent forms are not required for online instruction. 

For question or additional information, contact: 

•Shari Densel, Saturday Art Program Administrator, 419-372-8308 (office) or email

If you would like to pay the fee online, click and register here.

If are interested and are in need of financial tuition support for your student to participate click here for the application. If you have any questions, contact

If you would like to register online but do not want to pay the registration fee online, please fill out the following form to register a student for the Saturday Art Youth Program:



Student Birth Date: (MM/DD/YYYY format)

Student Age:

Student Gender:

Student Grade Level:

Student Special Needs/Information:

Parent/Guardian First Name:

Parent/Guardian Last Name:

Home Address:



Zip Code:

Home Phone: (XXX-XXX-XXXX format)

* NOTE: Registration is not complete until the program fee and Consent & Waiver form provided at the bottom of the page is received.

The Consent and Waiver form can be mailed, faxed, scanned to the address provided on the form, or emailed to OR it can also be brought in printed and filled out on the first day of class.

I will be mailing in my Consent & Waiver form.
I will be bringing my Consent & Waiver form to the first day of class.

The total program fee is $89.00 per student. Check or money orders only. Please make checks payable to BGSU. Place "Saturday Art Youth Program" on the memo line.

Checks/money orders can be directly mailed to:

Bowling Green State University
School of Art
ATTN: Shari Densel
Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

OR payment by check or money order can be paid on the first day of the Saturday Art Youth Program

I will be mailing in my $89.00 program fee payment.
I will be bringing my $89.00 program fee payment on the first day of class.


If you would prefer to register a student via paper form, please download the Registration Form and Consent & Waver and mail them to the address indicated on the forms. Students interested in these classes will need to be preregistered by mailing, faxing or emailing the forms as indicated on them. Class size will remain low so pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Shari Densel, Director of the BGSU Saturday Art Youth Program at:

Necessary Forms:

BGSU Saturday Art Classes

Classes are divided by grade level. Class sizes and grouping can be affected by the number of teachers available each semester and the enrollment sizes of each grade level. All classes are taught by Juniors and Seniors BGSU Art Education majors in their Advanced Methods class. 

Primary Grades (Kindergarten - 4th grade)

 Students focus on an exploration of art materials. Students creatively express themselves while completing age appropriate projects and gain an understanding of the creation process. They practice motor skills, and the beginnings of art techniques. 

Middle/Junior High School Grades (5th grade – 8th)

Students continue to explore art materials while visually expressing themselves. Students work focuses on more specific art techniques that advance their ability in a variety of mediums.  Students gain a better understanding of what inspires art and work on themes such as self, community, and the world around them.

High School Studio (9th – 12th grade)

Students focus on advancing their abilities with familiar and new materials. They explore various art ideas, and practice problem solving skills while working on in-depth studio projects. Students work in broad themes of self-expression, current social and environmental issues, and themes inspired by contemporary artists.


In each of these classes, students will practice with both 2D and 3D art materials. Many projects will be based on and inspired by art history or cultures from around the world.


Art Exhibit

At the completion of each semester, there is an art show to celebrate the art created by our all of our K-12 participants. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Updated: 05/10/2021 11:58AM