The Saturday Program
About The Saturday Program
Founded in 1968, Cooper Union's Saturday Program has offered free studio art courses to New York City public high school students for over 55 years. Our current courses are: Architecture, Digital Media/Photography, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Senior Design Studio and Senior Visual Art Studio. To learn more about our offerings, check out our Courses page.
Classes run every Saturday from 10am to 5pm throughout the school year, with the exception of holidays. This schedule provides the intensive working time necessary to explore media, technique, and concept for both the beginner and the experienced art student. Each Saturday Program session also includes a one-hour writing workshop with a professional poet. All Saturday Program classes take field trips to galleries, museums, and cultural institutions across the city.
2023-24 Program Dates:
- Fall: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
- Spring: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
Applying to The Saturday Program
Applications for Fall 2023 are now closed. Students can apply for the Spring 2024 semester below!
Students need no prior experience, just strong motivation. Those who have attended the program in prior years will be offered a place in the program as space permits. Returning students should select "Returning" in the application portal. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.