Saturday Young Artist Workshop | School of Art and Design | SIU

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Saturday Young Artist Workshop

Saturday Young Artist Workshop posterThe Saturday Young Artists Program began in 1998 at Southern Illinois University. Each Saturday pre-service art education students prepare and teach art lessons to children and youth from the Greater Carbondale community. Our program has been expanding and accommodates up to 50 young artists. Art instruction is offered to students from kindergarten (five years old) through middle school. Information on our Spring 2016 program is listed below. Click the image to the right to view the Spring 2016 poster.

Spring 2016 workshop

Discover. Create. Innovate
January 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5

Art Exhibit closing reception is Saturday, March 5 from 9:30–10:30am.

Who Can Attend?
Children in Grades K - 8

The benefits of this program are two-fold: (1) pre-service art teachers gain knowledge and experience in teaching art to children prior to student teaching, and (2) children from the community obtain art instruction with a student-teacher ratio that encourages personal hands on art instruction.

Our programs are fully inclusive for students experiencing significant disabilities. To register your child for the program, you may download the application form.

Students will meet in the Allyn Building, Room 102.

Cost is $40 for one, $70 for two in the same family, $95 for three in the same family.

Scholarships are available with a phone call or email from your art teacher to:
Kathleen Frye at (618) 453-7765 or

Register early to reserve your space!

Questions? Call the office: 453-4315 or contact us at

Please mail a check to SIUC and the attached application form to:

The Saturday Young Artists Program
School of Art and Design
Mail Code 4301
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 South Normal Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: (618) 453-4315


The School of Art and Design’s Art Education department is looking for undergraduate and graduate students in studio art, art education, and other majors who are interested in gaining teaching experience. All students across campus are welcome to participate!

The internship will focus on teaching art to kindergarten to eighth grade children during the Saturday Young Artist Workshop. During this internship you will gain classroom management, curriculum development, and teaching skills.

One or two independent study credits are available for spring 2016 session. Your teaching roles and number of days will be based on credits and your interests. Volunteer hours may be used as service and noted on student transcripts.

Spring deadline for sign-up is January 30, 2016.

Contact Kathleen Frye for more information: or 618-453-7765