Saturday Art Program

The Saturday Art Program at DAAP is for students in grades K-12 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.

The Saturday Art Program is full for this spring. Please sign up for our mailing list below to be notified of future program opportunities.

Children attending the Saturday Art Program.
A student displaying his work at the 2023 Saturday Art Program.
A student drawing at the 2023 Saturday Art Program.
Saturday Art Program student working on a project.
Saturday Art Program student preparing for class.
Saturday Art Program student with clay art.

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.

2024 Program Details

The spring 2024 Saturday Art Program will run 2/10/24 - 4/6/24 with a final exhibition on 4/6/24 in the classrooms. No session will be held on 3/16/24 due to Spring Break.

Classes meet Saturdays 10am-12pm.

Registration will open on January 29, 2024 at 8am and run for 2-3 day or until full.

Cost is $80 per student.

Saturday Art Program Parent Handbook - A source for parents to follow with dress code, classroom rules, emergency information, etc.

Pick up and Drop off directions.

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

Saturday Art Program Scholarships

Scholarships are available for more than 75% off the session fee and letters will be accepted until January 19th. Scholarship award letters will be sent out the week prior to registration.   

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.