Syracuse University’s Art Workshops for Young People is a laboratory school taught by art education undergraduate and graduate students dually enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Education. The art education students are supervised by the art education faculty.

The workshops are held on campus at Comstock Art Facility (1075 Comstock Ave.) on Saturday mornings for students ages 5-17. Children are divided into five age groups (5, 6, 7-8, 9-11, and 12+). These students learn different techniques and practices in art and have the opportunity to create a beautiful series of work in the eight weeks that the workshops meet. At the end of each semester, a culminating event called “The Big Show” is presented. Student work from the semester is displayed and celebrated by faculty, staff, family, and friends.

Instructors are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and methods over the course of the workshops. Material exploration may range from painting, ceramics and printmaking to installation art, performance, or jewelry making, and anything in between.

The spring 2017 workshops begin on Saturday, February 4, and end on Saturday, April 8. There will be no workshops on March 11 and March 18 due to Spring Break.  There are two periods for students to enroll in: 9:30-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The workshop fee is $65 ($40 for each additional child) and includes all art supplies. Please bring cash or check (made out to Syracuse University) to the first session. Checks are preferred.

Registration for these workshops is available online. Please note: registration for the spring 2017 workshops is now closed.