Saturday Art Program

The Saturday Art Program at DAAP is for children and adolescents from the Greater Cincinnati community. Saturday Art integrates the act of making meaning with the world in which we live and embraces a diversity of ages, aptitudes, age-related developmental levels, and social cultural perspectives.

Art inquiry is taught by UC DAAP students preparing for Visual Arts Education licensure in the State of Ohio and supervised by professors of Arts Education. During Saturday Art, students engage in exploration, inquiry and investigation of materials, themes, historical influences, contemporary art practices, and interpretation.

Students and teachers had a wonderful time creating artwork together during our Spring 2022 Saturday Art Program. Please visit our virtual art exhibit of student work.

The Spring 2023 program will run 2/18/23 - 4/1/23 with a final exhibition on 4/8/23. No session will be held on 3/18/23 due to Spring Break.

Registration has closed. The program is full.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Katherine Smith at

Program Details

Classes meet Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Program fee: $70 per student.

Saturday Art Program Parent Handbook - A source for parents to follow with COVID protocols, drop off, dress code, classroom rules, etc.

Pick up and Drop off directions.

Saturday Art Program Scholarships

Scholarships are available for up to 75% off the session fee.  

Participants who would like to enter to receive a scholarship should have an art teacher send a supportive letter on their behalf to:

Dr. Katherine Smith at

*Please include parent's contact information

The letter should address the participant’s interest level in visual art and the reasons that a community based art program would enhance his or her education. Parents or guardians of participants are also asked to write a brief statement of why their child should be considered for a scholarship. 

Parents should refrain from registering until they have received notice that their child has been granted a scholarship.  A discount code for registration will be issued upon notification.

Please note: We will follow the University of Cincinnati policies for weather or other unanticipated closings. Sessions may be canceled based on enrollment.