The FSU Saturday School and Summer Workshops are run by a group of faculty and students at FSU in the art education department! Our mission is to facilitate K-12 kids' engagement in independent, inquiry-driven art-making. We believe weekends and summer should be an opportunity to explore the world through creativity, imagination, and play. Kids shouldn't have to wait to grow up to do or be something. The time is now; your creativity awaits!
We are so excited to announce that the 2022 theme is Inside||Outside! Each year we pick a big overarching theme to explore in all of our summer workshops! FSU graduate student instructors will use the theme as a foundation for all of the materials, artists, and concepts they introduce in each of the workshops.
During these sessions kids, ages 8-10, will be introduced to a range of new art materials. The focus of the week is play, so kids are encouraged to experiment and explore. We believe that rolling up your sleeves and experimenting through play is the best way for young kids to begin to develop their artistic skills!
During these sessions pre-teens, ages 10-13, will be introduced to a range of materials and methods for working with an exciting array of new art processes. The focus for the week is skill development, so an interest in art is a must! Pre-teens will be introduced to art making approaches that will expand their existing artistic knowledge base.
During these sessions teens, ages 14-17, will learn ways to think and act like an artist. The focus on these classes is concept and skill development, so these sessions are most relevant for teens with an active interest in art-making! Teens will be introduced to artistic research practices and will develop a small body of artwork over the course of the week.
During the K-12 school year, we are excited to offer Saturday school sessions for a range of ages and interests in art. These sessions will be offered for an 8 weeks during both the Fall and Spring semesters. The Saturday school experience will culminate with a showcase of student artwork on FSU's campus!