Classes Grades 9-12

Saturday School classes for high school students

High school Saturday School students are creative, determined, and eager to learn how to study the arts in a university setting.

Aspiring artists who attend Saturday School come to improve their skills by learning new fine arts and design concepts, techniques, and technologies. They are eager and talented, and they tell us they want to “improve skills and meet other artists.”

Herron’s alternative studio lessons introduce students to concepts and methods that will help them pursue their creative goals.

Saturday School spring semester

  • Dates: Saturdays, February 24– April 14, 2018
  • Times: 1–4 p.m.

Drawing + Painting


Take the next step with your drawing in this combined drawing and painting course. Explore colored pencil, pastel, collage, and paint! Explore the relationship between drawing and the vibrancy of painting. Students will be introduced to color in both drawing and painting, dynamic composition and a variety of techniques to take your work further!

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Clay + Sculpture


Get your hands dirty and take your artwork further in this beginning clay and sculpture course! Students in this course will be introduced to a number of techniques used in clay and sculpture, including, hand building, modeling, carving, and casting. This course will focus heavily on form, scale, and spatial thinking.

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Pre-College: Foundations (Grades 11-12)


Gain an edge with this intensive college preparation course. Designed for the college bound student, this course focuses on building up your skills and preparing you for college level study in fine art or design. Students in this course will explore drawing, design and digital tools for visual arts. This course may also be used to prepare for the Herron Pre-College Intensive offered in June. 

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Pre-College: Photography (Grades 11-12)


Discover the power of the image in this advanced course for college bound juniors and seniors. This course will focus on fine art photography and will explore the medium’s role in the 21st century. While primarily a digital course, students will have the opportunity to work in Herron’s darkrooms. Use this course to expand your skills or to produce work for college admissions. Students enrolling in this course are required to provide their own digital camera, SLR preferred. 

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Tuition and scholarships

Tuition is $190 for the semester and includes all materials. Scholarships are available for students who qualify. A teacher’s recommendation is required.