Saturday School

Welcome back to Saturday School

Herron's Saturday School, established in 1922, offers high-quality art instruction to youth and teens, as well as adults who want to learn or improve their technical art and design skills, explore new art forms, and build a portfolio.

Saturday School will begin in September 2021 and conclude in April 2022. Enrollment is divided into three groups: students in grades 1 through 4, students in grades 5 through 8, and students in grades 9 through 12. For adults 18 and up, there are two sections: one in two-dimensional studio art and one in three-dimensional studio art. Pricing varies based on the course offering.

There are six Saturday School classes each semester:

  • Fall: Sept. 25; Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6.
  • Spring: Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5, March 26, April 2, and April 9.

The following are the class times and locations for each group:

  • Grades 1 through 8: Classes are held in Eskenazi Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Grades 9 through 12 and adults ages 18 and up: Classes are held in Eskenazi Hall and the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center from 1 to 3 p.m., with open studio hours until 5 p.m. More information can be found by scrolling down to the class descriptions.

  • Grades 1 through 8: $300 per semester
  • Grades 9 through 12: $350 per semester
  • Adults ages 18 and up: $350 per semester

Scholarships are available for students in grades 1 through 12. To apply, complete our online scholarship application form.

Students in grades 4 or 8 who wish to "test out" of their current grade level and into a higher group should submit a portfolio of work to sschool@iupui.edu for consideration. 

Herron Community Learning Programs will host a culminating exhibition of student work at Eskenazi Fine Arts Center each semester. The fall exhibition will take place on Nov. 20, 2021, at 5 p.m., and the spring exhibition will take place on April 16, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Private and group art lessons are available during the fall and spring semesters, with scheduling and pricing tailored to each student's individual needs. Please email sschool@iupui.edu if you have any questions.

Saturday School programming, as well as private and group art lessons, are available at reduced rates for IU affiliates and Indiana educators. Please email sschool@iupui.edu if you have any questions.

Although completing the online registration form secures a student's place in a Saturday School class, enrollment is not guaranteed until full payment is received.

3-D Studio Art for Adults (Ages 18+)

Adults ages 18 and up can explore processes and techniques used in ceramics with hand-building and wheel-throwing, as well as sculpture, woodworking, and 3-D printing. Projects and instruction will differ from those of the Saturday School session in fall, but will concentrate on similar media processes. Both beginning and advanced students are welcome to enroll and create in our studios.

Dates: Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 26; April 2, 9
Location: Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Times: 1 – 3 p.m., with an open studio until 5 p.m.
Cost: $350 per semester

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3-D Studio Art for Adults (Ages 18+)

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to return to Eskenazi Fine Arts Center on Saturdays for a semester of three-dimensional art-making. Explore processes and techniques used in ceramics with hand-building and wheel-throwing, as well as sculpture, woodworking, and 3-D printing. Both beginner and advanced students are welcome to enroll and create in our studios.

Dates: Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6
Location: Eskenazi Fine Arts Center
Times: 1 – 3 p.m., with an open studio until 5 p.m
Cost: $350 per semester

Registration for fall 2021 Saturday School classes is now closed.

Financial aid and tuition discounts

Herron provides needs-based scholarships to eligible students and families. Funds are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete our online scholarship application form.

Apply for a scholarship

Siblings and students of IUPUI employees receive a 10% discount. Contact sschool@iupui.edu for the discount code or questions about scholarships.