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Sarratt Art Studios

 In compliance with University policies for COVID-19 pandemic, Sarratt Art Studios is Closed through summer 2021. Our fall semester classes will be available to Vanderbilt Students and University Faculty/staff. A schedule and registration information will be sent through campus emails and newsletters. We will miss our friends from the Nashville Community and look forward to seeing you in the future
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*Tuition for all studio art courses is $165.00 plus a $30.00 materials fee. There is not a materials fee for digital photography. Additional materials are available for purchase, as needed, in the Studios.

*Please read our Policies on Refunds below the schedule.

Cancellation Policy

Classes and workshops may be cancelled if there are not enough students registered. We will notify you in advance to offer a different class choice or issue a refund.


Transfers – We are always happy to assist with a transfer if space is available in the class. Please note that we do not allow transfers or new students in a class after our second week of classes.

Refunds – Student must request to withdraw from a class no later than 5 business days prior to the first class meeting. Please contact us at or 615-343-0491 to request a withdrawal and refund. Refunds will no be issued after the first class meeting; transfers are only allowed if space is available and within the first week of class start date. *Please note that credit card refunds cannot be given after 120 days from the purchase date, instead we will work with you to request a check refund from the University. Our registration system does not allow for the option of a credit towards a future class.

in compliance with university policies for covid-19, Sarratt Art Studios is closed for summer 2021. Follow us on Facebook for updates for fall 2021 and other artys related information.

Beginning Pottery

The class you have always wanted to take is one of our most popular that we offer here at Sarratt Art Studios. This beginning level class teaches the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, trimming, and glazing functional pottery. Instructors will provide you with step-by-step instructions and demonstrations to help you create delightful clay objects from the wheel. This popular class will fill quickly, so we recommend that you register as soon as possible. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of clay, use of our tools, glazes, and kiln firings. Additional clay and tools will be available for purchase. We do not allow any clay and glazes to be brought to the Studios from other sources. Class size limited to 12 students.

Beginning Techniques in Jewelry Design

In this beginning level, students will learn the basics of metal working to create jewelry and small sculpture in copper. Gaining skills in sawing, hammering, and wire working will allow you to create original designs for jewelry – rings, chains, pendants, cuffs or small sculptural boxes and forms. In addition to learning how to use many of the tools in a metal studio, students will be introduced to photoresist acid etching, fold forming, wire working, and riveting. Some basic uses of the torch will also be covered as you explore and create in metal.

Digital Photography and Photo Editing

This summer you can learn how to us the manual settings of your DSL camera to create more thoughtful digital photographs. Students will be given exercises to improve knowledge about photography in general with weekly projects. After gaining new skills with your camera, you’ll take your photos from nice to brilliant! Learn to edit your photos using Adobe Lightroom. A digital SLR camera and a laptop computer will be required for this course; be sure the camera will allow you to switch to manual settings. You’ll also subscribe to Adobe to so you can use Lightroom to edit your photos. Please bring laptop, camera, and camera manual to each class. There is no materials fee for this class; class enrollment limited to 12.

Experimental Photography

Students are encouraged to search their attics for vintage cameras and equipment they may already have. Holgas, Dianas, and modern alternative cameras will also work. Don’t have a camera? Don’t fret. We’ll spend the first night discussing your options, many of them are very affordable. We will also explore techniques that will allow you to take an image without even using a camera, like photograms, cyanotype, and pinhole. No experience required, just curiosity! A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of your first pack of darkroom paper and use of the chemistry and facilities. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 12 students. A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of your first pack of darkroom paper and use of the chemistry and facilities. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Exploring Tapestry Techniques

In this class, yarn and string are worked over strong thread to create beautiful designs known as tapestry. Students will create small samplers of various knots and stitches before creating an original design of their very own. Looms and yarns are provided and students will learn about the dyeing techniques used on various yarns.

Fused Glass

If you love color and patterns, this class is for you. Just like in mosaics or stained glass, in this class you'll cut and create laters of colored glass. But the magic lies in firing your creations in a kiln. This process causes the layers of glass to actually fuse together and become one layer. Students will create tiles that can be used to slump in bowl forms as well as making pieces for glass jewelry.

Intermediate Techniques in Jewelry Design

This class continues using the skills learned in the beginning level and adds new techniques with both hand-held mini-torches and professional acetylene torches. Various techniques of soldering will be learned as students learn stone setting techniques to create rings, chains, pendants, bracelets and small sculpture. *There is no prerequisite to this class, but it is very helpful to have taken Beginning Techniques in Jewelry or have previous experience in jewelry and metals.

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery

A great class for those who have had at least one beginning level wheel throwing course. Students will expand their skills for throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing plus handbuilding. Learn to develop your own throwing styles, explore the construction of traditional forms, and learn more glazing and surface design strategies. Lots of new tricks and techniques as well as individual attention to help you explore your passion for clay. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of a 25-pound bag of clay, use of our tools, glazes, and kiln firings. Additional clay and tools will be available for purchase. We do not allow any clay and glazes to be brought to the Studios from other sources. Class size limited to 12 students.

Introduction to Printmaking

In this beginning level printmaking class, students will explore various printmaking and drawing techniques that can be used individually or in combination to create expressive unique prints on paper. Come explore mono printing, relief printing and photo silk screen techniques and create colorful images of your own design. This class is designed for beginners but is open to all levels of experience in printmaking.

Japanese Book Sampler

Here is a chance to explore create based on the elegance of Japanese book and paper arts. In this class students will create decorative papers using the ancient ink and water marbling technique of suminagashi. These beautiful papers will then be transformed in to Japanese style books and soft containers. This class is open to all levels, no previous experience is necessary. A 30.00 materials fee covers the cost of inks, paper and supplies for objects created during class.

Mixed Media Painting

We think the title of this course says it all! Students in this class will explore a variety of mediums and techniques to create decorative papers and images. Students may also explore different approaches to paper arts such as book making, collage, paper weaving etc. Designed for beginners, this class is open to anyone who’d like to spend time in the studio to relax and enjoy creating colorful works of art. A lab fee of $30.00 covers the cost of all drawing supplies and paper. Class size limited to 12. 

Previously Drawing and Painting with Color

Class size limited to 12.