Art Department


The Saturday Art Workshop for Children


The Saturday Art Workshop (SAW) is a CCSU program that offers opportunities to participating children from the Greater Hartford region to take art classes at the university. First and foremost, however, SAW serves as a pre-student teaching practicum through which the classes are instructed and designed by CCSU teacher candidate students accepted to the Art Education Professional Program. Our students work with a variety of media in lessons that are fun and engaging. Activities include lessons in clay, drawing, painting, and mixed media. Past lessons have included creative self-portraits, clay animal sculptures, imaginative landscapes, and more! At the end of the program, all student work is exhibited in the CCSU art gallery, with a catered reception. Students enrolled in the SAW program range in age from 5 years old (Kindergarten) through 18 years old (high school).

Each semester, SAW runs for seven to eight weeks on Saturday mornings from 9:30AM – 11AM. Classes will begin on March 3, 2018 at 9:30 and end on May 5, 2018. There are no refunds for missed classes. There will be no class on March 17 and March 31 as the University is closed for Spring Break and Good Friday Holiday weekend. The art exhibition reception for the Saturday Art Workshop is scheduled from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on May 5, 2018, immediately following the final class. Parents and students may collect their works no earlier than 11:45 a.m. on May 5th, and all works must be picked up in the Conference Room 148 in Maloney Hall by May 18th.

When registering your student, you must send the official registration form along with the required fee, which is $50 per student ($40 per student if more than one household family member is registered).  A limited number of scholarships are available to students who qualify for financial need. We aspire to maintain a 15:1 student/teacher ratio; thus, we will cap course enrollment for each class accordingly. To ensure a spot for your student, early registration is highly recommended. Please contact the email below for a registration form. Checks are payable to CCSU Art Department SAW. The form and payment are due in the CCSU Art Office in Maloney Hall by March 1st:

Art Department SAW
1615 Stanley Street, PO Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050


*There will be no refunds for missed classes.

*Due to the 15:1 student/teacher ratio, we will be capping course enrollment for each class, accordingly. Since classes are divided by age, we cannot accept requests for students to be placed together.

*There will be no class on March 17th and March 31st as the University is closed for Spring Break and Good Friday Holiday weekend.

If you have any questions, please contact SAW staff at or the Art Department front desk at 860-832-2620.