Saturday Art Program

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.

Classes meet for 10 Saturdays each semester from 10:00-11:30am.

     •For Fall of 2019, classes will be meeting                                         

September 21-November 23, 2019.                                                                        

     •For Spring of 2020, classes will be meeting                                    

February 22-May 9. 2020                                                                      

(no classes March 21 or April 11)

$79, plus $10 materials fee (Tuition Support maybe an option as funds become available. Locate more information and application on the registration page)

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.