Saturday Art Program

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

Fall 2024

Dates: September 21st, 28th; October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; November 2nd, 9th, 16th. (On November 23rd, students will have class and then enjoy a final art show of their artwork) 

•Fee: $89 (includes all supplies for weekly instruction for 10 classes.)

Spring 2025

•Dates: February 8th, 15th, 22nd; March 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th; April 5th, 12th, 26th

(On April 26th students will have class and then enjoy a final art show of their artwork)

No classes on March 8th for BGSU spring break, or April 19th for Easter weekend


Classes Times: 10:00am - 11:30am each Saturday. 

Fee: $89 (includes all supplies for weekly instruction for 10 classes.)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 CenterBowling 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 accepted. 

Waiver/consent forms are required for instruction each semester. 

For questions 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 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

If you would like to register 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)

The total program fee is $89 per student. Check or money orders can be accepted, no cash please. Make checks payable to BGSU. Place “Sat Art & Childs Name" 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 bringing my $89.00 program fee payment on the first day of the Saturday Art Youth Program.
I will mail my $89.00 program fee payment before 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 K-12 participants. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Updated: 04/07/2024 11:30PM