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 Fall 2018 program is listed below. Click the image to the right to view the Fall 2018 poster as a PDF.

Fall 2018 workshop

Discover. Create. Innovate
September 22 & 29
Oct 6, 13, 27

Art Exhibit closing reception is Saturday, November 3, from 9:30–10:30am.

Who Can Attend?
Children in Grades K - 9

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.

To register your child for this program, please visit:

Our programs are fully inclusive for students experiencing significant disabilities. Students will meet in the Allyn Building, Room 102.

Cost is $50 for one, $40 for second child, $30 for each additional child.

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

Register early to reserve your space!

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

Register through Conference and Scheduling Website


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.

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.

Contact Jody Paulson for more information: or 618-453-7765