Saturday Art Workshop for Children

Art Department


Contact Information

Maloney Hall - S.T. Chen Fine Arts Center

CCSU Art Gallery
Maloney Hall Room 202
(860) 832-2633

Carolyn Yousef

Art Dept. Administrative Assistant
Maloney Hall, Room 151
(860) 832-2620  

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! A special handbuilding ceramics class will be offered for high school students. 

This semester, SAW will run for 7 weeks on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Classes are scheduled for March 12th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 23rd, April 30th and May 7th. On May 7th, there will be Exhibition with catered refreshments, where the artworks which were created during this session are displayed. There are no refunds for missed classes. There will be no class on March 19th as the University is closed for Spring Recess and April 16th, as the University is closed for the Good Friday Holiday weekend. 

When registering your student, you must send the official registration form along with the required fee, which is $50 per student, $40 for each additional sibling. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who qualify for financial need. 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. Registration forms and payment must be mailed and postmarked no later than February 1, 2022. 

 Click here to view our 2021 SAW Virtual Art Show! 

Art Department SAW

1615 Stanley Street, PO Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050


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