Saturday Arts Lab (SAL) at SUNY New Paltz is a teaching and learning studio lab where children (ages 4-11) in grades K-6 engage in exploring art and ideas through a variety of art experiences. All classes are taught by advanced art education preservice teachers and are supervised by experienced SUNY New Paltz Art Education faculty.
In Saturday Arts Lab, young people follow their curiosity to explore ideas, make discoveries, and create meaningful art! SAL artists are placed in classes with similar-age peers and are supported in their artmaking by teachers who are advanced pre-service Art Education students in the Art Education program at SUNY New Paltz.
Saturdays, 9/16/23 – 11/18/23
All classes take place in the Smiley Art Building. NO CLASSES October 7th.
Ages 4 - 5 and 5 - 6
Build upon your experiences and explore your imagination! Using a variety of materials, this class offers a combination of play-based investigations and thematic media exploration in art making.
Ages 4 - 5 register here.
Ages 5 - 6 register here.
ARTIST CHOICES: LEARNING TOGETHER
Ages 6 - 7
Create and share ideas with peers in a classroom setting that encourages conversations about art and everyday life. Make connections between a variety of art-related topics and your life experiences and interests.
ART AND COMMUNITY
Ages 6 - 8
Investigate your local community and gain inspiration from things and people around you. Projects range from 2D drawings to 3D sculptures to multi-media classroom collaborations.
SHAPESHIFTING: WORKING WITH MIXED MEDIA
Ages 8 - 9
Is there a way to see art materials differently than what we already know about them? Explore how materials transform through the use of mixed media, both 2D and 3D. At the same time, think about how your own learning and growing transforms you as an artist and maker.
MAKING YOUR MARK: ART + IDENTITY
Ages 9 - 11
Reflect and consider who you are at this moment in your life and how your ideas might make an impact in the world beyond yourself. A wide variety of materials and artistic approaches will be used within each lesson to showcase your own unique and individual style.