Saturday Studios

Art classes for grades 3 through 12

About the Program

For more than 75 years the Saturday Studios program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design has served a dual purpose: offering elementary through high school students an affordable opportunity to engage in the process of art making and supporting the development of MassArt students as art educators.

Courses in a variety of disciplines and media are available by grade level, allowing students to explore and strengthen their creativity and creative problem solving. Classes are taught by MassArt students majoring in Art Education and supervised by MassArt Art Education faculty. All classes take place on the MassArt campus, a unique and extraordinary urban college setting devoted exclusively to the visual arts.

Who is eligible?

Courses are open to all interested students, from beginners who have never taken any art classes to the emerging young artist. There are no prerequisites or portfolio reviews. There is also a no-cost parent/guardian drop-in group each week that provides a variety of activities ranging from gallery and museum tours to guest speakers and art-making sessions. This group provides parents and guardians with a wonderful opportunity to connect with their children on art-related issues.


$150 for an eight-week session, materials and supplies included.
$85 additional lab fee for Photography and Computer Animation.
Payment is due in full before the first class meeting.

Saturday Studios brochure (PDF) 
Download the registration form (Fillable PDF)

Instructions for the fillable PDF registration form (PDF)

The college seeks to provide opportunities and experience for all students on an equal basis and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability.

Fall 2016 Schedule

Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm
October 8 - December 3, 2016

No classes:
November 26, 2016

Exhibition of student work
November 23 - December 3, 2016

Closing Reception
December 3, 2016, 11:30am-12:00pm


Spring 2017 Schedule

March 11 - May 6, 2017
No classes on April15

Reigistrations available in mid December
For more information, please call
(617) 879-7170 or email