Saturday School

Cultivate your creativity on Saturdays

Established in 1922, Herron's Saturday School offers quality art instruction to youth from grades 1 to 12 and to adults who want to learn or improve their technical art and design skills, explore new art forms, and build a portfolio. The instructors are competent junior and senior students who work under the guidance of faculty in Herron's art education program.

This fall, Saturday School will consist of two half-day, in-person morning sessions for high school students and adults, and two online courses over three Saturdays.

Urban Landscape Painting Workshop

This outdoor pop-up workshop on the IUPUI campus teaches participants how to blend colors and translate visual observations into paintings. Situated between the historic districts and the city of Indianapolis, the campus offers rich visual subjects that lie alongside the city's urban landscape with natural features found in Military Park.

Date: October 17
Grades: 9 through 12 + Adults
Location: Eskenazi Hall, including surrounding outdoor spaces
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $30

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Haunted 3-D Printing Workshop

Join us for a special spooky-themed workshop in Eskenazi Hall using MakerBot 3-D printers. Participants can learn the fundamentals of 3-D printing and how to use embellishing techniques to turn their objects into finished works. Choose from a selection of pre-designed haunted objects such as a skull-shaped planter, a pumpkin-shaped tea light candle holder or a witch hat ring cone.

Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 participants to allow for physical distancing. More information and object options will be shared via email closer to the workshop date.

Date: October 31
Grades: 9 through 12 + Adults
Location: Eskenazi Hall, HR 147
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $50

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Paint and Paper: A Color Adventure

Participants of this Saturday School series will experience a virtual color adventure by creating colorful masterpieces using paint and paper. Participants can also use collage techniques to create vibrant portraits and explore the colors of Earth's landscape from an atmospheric perspective, as well as overlapping and other techniques.

This is a virtual class in which participants will receive highly interactive instruction through Zoom. A computer with internet access, a camera and a microphone are required. More information will be shared via email and the art supplies will be provided before the start date.

Date: October 3, October 10 and October 17
Grades: 1 through 4
Location: Online
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $75

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Inktober-Style Original Characters

Using Inktober techniques, participants will create their own original characters while learning how to draw anatomically, design costumes, and dream up personas in their sketchbooks. Inktober is a month-long art challenge in October, where artists from around the world follow one-word prompts to develop positive drawing habits and improve their skills.

This is a virtual class in which participants will receive highly interactive instruction through Zoom. A computer with internet access, a camera and a microphone are required. More information will be shared via email and the art supplies will be provided before the start date.

Dates: October 3, October 10 and October 17
Grades: 5 through 8
Location: Online
Times: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $75

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Together we are #IUPUIstrong.

To help protect the health and safety of the IUPUI community and all our visitors, we have put in place the following measures based on public health directives from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Indiana, and Indiana University. Learn more at fall2020.iu.edu.

  • Visitors are asked to bring a face mask or facial covering to wear when coming to campus.
  • Visitors are required to wear a face mask or facial covering over their nose and mouth at all times inside every campus building. Wearing masks or facial coverings are also encouraged outdoors, and particularly when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Visitors should maintain a minimum physical distance of 6 feet from others at all times while on campus.
  • Visitors should perform a symptom assessment before arriving on campus for symptoms of COVID-19, including 1) fever, chills, cough, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or 2) at least two of these symptoms: fever chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell. Should you need to reschedule due to these symptoms, our staff will be happy to work with you to find an alternate date.
  • Upon arrival, visitors will be required to complete a COVID-19 assumption of risk and release of liability form prior to taking part in an in-person workshop or class.

Tuition and financial aid

Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. Qualifying considerations include eligibility for free or reduced lunch and books, or family hardship due to unusual circumstances.

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Siblings and IUPUI employees receive a 10% tuition discount. Contact sschool@iupui.edu for the discount code or with questions about financial assistance.