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Sarratt Youth Art Institute

In compliance with University policies for covid-19, Sarratt youth art institute will be closed for summer 2021. .

Sarratt Youth Art Institute (SYAI) will tour the globe with our theme “A Wonderful World of Art”.  Each day of the week is a new opportunity to explore the art and cultures of the major continents and regions around the world. Grades K – 6  will use clay, metals, fibers, paint, photography, paper and other materials to create their own versions of art that are based on traditions and influences that have been passed down for years in these various countries and regions.

Grades 7 – 10 will have focused lessons on specific art mediums and we’ve listed the studio techniques below on our schedule. Techniques taught to grades 7 – 10: Pottery involves creating objects from clay on the potter’s wheel and by hand; Fused Glass is the process of cutting and designing pieces of glass and then fusing to to a base layer of glass qhuc =h make tiles, small bowls, and jewelry; Jewelry techniques involve cutting, sawing, piercing, texturing sheets of copper as well as wire and bead techniques to create jewelry; Fiber Arts is a “catch all” category of weaving, quilting, knitting, paper making, books arts, printing techniques and more. We typically  focus on tapestry weaving, tying and dyeing fabric, paper making and book arts; Mixed Media Photography involves learning about black and white film photography to print images in the dark room that are then incorporated in to works that involve paint, collages drawing, and printing techniques.

Registration and Tuition Information

Sarratt Youth Art 2020 is now canceled due to Coronavirus. We look forward  to our return in 2021.


Transfers – We are always happy to assist with a transfer if space is available in the class.

Refunds – Students/parents must request to withdraw from a weekly session 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 day which is a Monday. *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.

Tour The World Through Art 2020 – Each day of the week week grades K-6 travel to a different region of the world to explore the art and culture. Through a variety of materials and techniques students will learn about art from Africa, Asia, India, South America, Mexico and Europe.  Grades 7 – 10 will explore studio techniques as listed on our schedule. Please note our program for grades 7 = 10 will not begin until week 4.

SYAI Schedule for Summer 2020

Our sessions for June 2020 have been canceled by Vanderbilt University to comply with best practices around COVID -19. Parents/Guardians that had registered with us were emailed on April 14, 2020. We are waiting on more guidance for our July weeks and will contact parents/guardians as soon as we are able. Thank you, please stay safe and healthy.

Closed June 29 – July 3 for July 4th Holiday Week

Week 5 July 6 – 10 Grades K-3 and Grades 4-6 Grades 7-10 Fused Glass/Pottery

Week 6 July 13 – 17 Grades K-3 and Grades 4 – 6 Grades 7 – 10 Jewelry/Fiber Arts

Week 7 July 20 – 24 Grades K-and Grades 4 – 6 Grades 7 – 10 Mixed Media Photography/Pottery

Week 8 July 27 – 31 Grades K-3 Grades 4 – 6 Grades 7 – 10 Fused Glass/Pottery

SYAI class hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Arrival time is from 8:30am to 8:55am.  Pick up time is from 4:00pm to 4:30pm.                                                                                      We are not able to offer Before and After Care in this program. Information about drop off and pick up location will be sent in an email about two weeks prior ro each week.

Please note that lunch and snacks are not provided in the tuition rates. Children must bring their own food and drinks.