Program Overview

Classes start October 1 and run for 8 weeks.

The Saturday Arts Lab is part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts' Community Arts School at SUNY New Paltz. Offering dynamic education programming in the visual arts for elementary aged students, we encourage students to explore the unique qualities of the arts through classes carefully designed for each age, grade, and/or experience level. Classes are taught by advanced students in our arts education under the supervision of our faculty.


The Saturday Arts Lab is an innovative arts laboratory in which experimentation is encouraged and investigation is supported and guided through learner-centered curriculum. Courses are hands-on and activities are designed to stimulate creative problem finding/solving and critical thinking in a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The Saturday Arts Lab is a learning community that encourages innovations in curriculum development, approaches to creative and expressive artistic development, and instructional methods and design.