Saturday Art Program
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.
•Classes will meet on campus at the Fine Art Center for 10 Saturdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
•Dates: September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 11. (On Dec 11thstudent will have class and then enjoy a final art show of their artwork)
No classes on Oct 16, BGSU fall break, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving, or Dec. 4th for BGSU Art X celebration
•Fee: $89 (includes all supplies for weekly instruction for 10 classes.)
•Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23. (On April 23rd student will have class and then enjoy a final art show of their artwork)
No classes Mar. 12 for BGSU spring break, or April 16 for Easter weekend•Fee: $89 (includes all supplies for weekly instruction for 10 classes.)
Registration and Fee
Registration will be limited to 10 students per class. – first registered, first served. Classes will be in person. COVID-19 guidelines will be implemented for all classes. Face coverings are required for all when in the Fine Art Center. The fee for the 10 weeks of instruction and supplies with a final art show will be $89.
Registration must be completed online. Only one child per form- for additional children, complete additional forms. You will receive a confirmation letter from Shari Densel, Administrator within 48 hours, confirming your student's enrollment and sending you a waiver form or asking if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.
Class fees of $89 per student can be paid by credit card, dropped off on the first day of classes or 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 in the memo when payment is submitted. Unfortunately, cash cannot be excepted.
Waiver/consent forms are required for instruction each semester.
For question or additional information, contact:
•Shari Densel, Saturday Art Program Administrator, 419-372-8308 (office) or email email@example.com
If you would like to pay the fee online, click and register here.
If you are interested in classes and are in need of financial assistance, click here for our tuition support application.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to register online please fill out the following form to register a student for the Saturday Art Youth Program:
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: email@example.com
- Registration Form - PDF
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.
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.