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Director's Letter

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” — Steve Jobs

We are often told that life is about finding our passion and doing that which inspires us. But it’s about more than that. It’s about preparing our minds for the unknown, mining our creativity for self-expression and using our imagination to help shape reality.

If you are passionate about learning to create with confidence, then Saturday High is for you.

We’ll provide you with rich and meaningful art and design experiences to help you master technical and conceptual skills, foster personal growth and reach beyond the obvious. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the creative process—how to identify needs, frame problems, make choices, generate alternatives, work collaboratively and communicate your ideas with impact.

Our curriculum is rich, varied and structured to help you become a better artist, designer and thinker. Saturday High classes mirror the diverse disciplines of Art Center’s degree programs and reflect the College’s philosophy that a comprehensive art and design education is the foundation for achieving both personal and professional goals.

You’ll learn from an award-winning faculty of practicing artists and designers who will share their personal stories, professional experiences and best practices with you. Our faculty will also engage you in discussions about career opportunities in art and design, mindful of sustainability and global issues and the role of artists and designers as agents of social change.

Whether you’re just beginning or are studying at an advanced level, you’ll become part of a creative community dedicated to motivating and challenging themselves and their peers.

If you see art and design as vehicles for personal exploration and self-expression, then Saturday High is for you.

Paula Goodman
Director, K-12 Programs
Art Center College of Design