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About the Program

The Sarratt Youth Art Institute offers opportunities for children from a variety of backgrounds to pursue their interest in art, to explore their creative abilities, to learn about the world they live in through the arts, and to gain self esteem through the process of creating original works of art.

The Sarratt Youth Art Institute offers summer sessions that allow students, ages 5-16, the opportunity to learn through the arts. These one week sessions are designed to give students time and experience with art forms that allow them to be creative and to encourage their math, reading, and science education through an arts based curriculum design.

Studio spaces for the program include a fully equipped clay facility, a photography studio with two darkrooms, a scanner and printer for digital photography, a mixed media studio for printmaking, sculpture and textile arts, as well as spaces for drawing, painting, creative movement and more.

Classes for ages 5-7 are designed to support reading, writing and basic math skills while children are having an exciting time in the art, dance and music classes. Children ages 8-12 and 13-16 explore the art of other cultures or a theme while learning new art techniques. Each summer session offers new ideas, new themes, new mediums and a new part of the world to be explored through art, music, dance and cultural activities.

Institute Hours

Institute hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday. Please note that lunch and snacks are not provided in the tuition rates. Children must bring their own food and drinks. Arrival time is between 8:45am and 9:00am. Pick up time is between 4:00pm and 4:15pm.

SYAI will meet in 208 24th Avenue which is conveniently located near Sarratt Student Center.

Before and After care services will be provided at an additional fee of $50.00 per child for each session. Before care hours are 7:45am – 8:45am and After Care hours are 4:15pm – 5:30pm. The fee will be collected on the first Monday of each session. You do not need to reserve a spot in advance.