About

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 (ComArt), 1075 Comstock Ave., on Saturday mornings for students ages 5-15. Children are divided into developmentally appropriate age groups. At the end of each semester, “The Big Show,” a comprehensive exhibition of the students’ work, is installed in the halls of ComArt. Student work from the semester is displayed and celebrated by faculty, staff, family, and friends at the opening party from 10am-noon.

Students will explore different techniques and practices in art and have the opportunity to learn through their creativity in the seven weeks that the workshops meet. 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, printmaking, installation art, performance, or jewelry making, and anything in between.

The Spring 2018 workshops begin on Saturday, February 3, and end on Saturday, March 24, with two periods for students to enroll in: 9:30-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “The Big Show” will be on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m.-noon. All student work can be picked up by a parent or guardian on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-noon.   

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 on February 3. Checks are preferred.

Registration for the Spring 2018 workshops is now open.