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Director's Letter

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda, Actor

Today’s demands on teens to prepare for the future often obscure the deeper purpose of education—to release the inner self and discover individual potential. We can’t forget that a journey of self-discovery requires creating, inventing, experimenting, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.

Which is why in Saturday High we won’t teach you how to be creative. Rather, we’ll help you strengthen your creativity, build your confidence and discover your unique voice.

We’ll provide you meaningful experiences to apply art and design to 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—all in a fun and creative learning environment. We’ll also challenge you to become a better risk-taker by playing to your strengths and encouraging you to tackle your weaknesses.

Our curriculum is rich and varied, conceived to help you become a better artist, designer and thinker.

Saturday High classes mirror the disciplines of Art Center’s degree programs and reflect the College’s founding educational philosophy that a comprehensive art and design education is the foundation for successfully achieving both personal and professional goals.

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

Whether you’re just beginning or at an advanced level, you’ll become part of a creative community dedicated to using art and design as catalysts to invent, motivate and challenge yourself and those around you.

If you are ready to find your creative voice, tap into your innermost dreams and reshape the world around you, then Saturday High is for you.

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