Saturday Art School Registration

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CLASSES ARE FULL! Put your child’s name on the waitlist here:

Saturday Art School is an opportunity for children in the community (grades K*-8) to experience an open art studio atmosphere where they can create artwork and bring their ideas to life with Millersville University art education students assisting in their discovery and learning.

Students who enroll in Saturday Art School will be enrolling for all three dates: February 24th, 2018 March 10th, 2018 April 7th, 2018

Chose between the morning session or the afternoon session. Due to space limitations, we can only offer the afternoon session for students in grades 6-8.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM        or         1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tuition for all three sessions is $15 per child. All supplies are included in the tuition. If you require financial assistance, please contact Leslie Gates at for a scholarship application.

Refunds will be granted through the date of the first class (February 24th). No refunds will be processed after that date. Students are not required to attend each session, but the fee includes all three sessions and no partial refunds will be given.

Registration is only available online and is open through Tuesday, February 20th. No on-site registration is available. To register, follow the links below.
AM Session Registration Link:
PM Session Registration Link:

Location and Drop Off
Check-in will take place in the lobby of Millersville University’s Breidenstine Hall, 46 E. Frederick Street, Millersville, PA 17551. Parking on campus is free on the weekends. Street parking is available in front of the building or in the parking lot behind the building near the stadium. A parent or guardian must accompany the child(ren) inside the building. Check-in will open approximately 15 minutes prior to class start times.

For questions about Saturday School, contact Leslie Gates at

*Note: Students need to have qualified for kindergarten (in most local districts, age 5 by Sept. 1) for the 2017-18 school year in order to enroll as a kindergarten student in Saturday Art School.

Saturday Art School Information


Teaching the National Core Arts Standards

This summer we are offering an exciting opportunity for teachers from anywhere in the United States to engage with the National Core Arts Standards and with a lineup of guest speakers.

The institute runs from June 19-23 from 8 AM – 4:30 PM.

Note for MU current students or alumni: The class is listed as ART 526 and if you have already taken this class, you are able to take it again for credit. Contact Leslie for details about this or if you need a special statement for reimbursement from your district.


PDF of the ad: national-standards-poster

Transform: Call for Entries


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a juried exhibit celebrating the artistic commitment of local artist-educators in Millersville University’s Sykes Gallery.

Works in any medium qualify, and should be thematically tied to the notion of “Transform.” All works must be original and completed within the last two years. Two-dimensional work must be prepared for hanging and not exceed 24” in any direction. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 4’ (length and width) x 6’ (height). Any special installation needs must be completed by the artist on site.

A maximum of three entries are allowed per artist. Submit electronic images and the completed entry form. Entries will be judged from high resolution electronic images. You may submit more than one image for each three-dimensional work. Electronic files must be in jpg format, minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 8×10”. Submit files to Name electronic files as follows:

  • LastName1_titleofwork.jpg
  • LastName2_titleofwork.jpg
  • LastName3_titleofwork.jpg


  • 8.1.16 Deadline for submitting entries
  • 8.31.16 Notification of accepted works
  • 10.17-19.16 Receipt of accepted work via mail or drop off. Work must be shipped in reusable packaging and include prepaid return shipping. Alternatively, work can be delivered in person between 8:30-4 PM in the main office of Breidenstine Hall or on 10.18.16 between 4-8 PM in Breidenstine Hall Room 209.
  • 10.24.16 – 1.12.17 Exhibition dates
  • 11.14.16 Reception and Panel Discussion The Artist-Teacher
  • 1.15.17 Return shipping

Dr. Dana Carlisle Kletchka is Curator of Education at the Palmer Museum of Art and an
affiliate assistant professor in the Art Education program at Penn State. Dana’s interests include: teaching, learning, and pedagogy within the context of art museums; the history and gendering of art museum education; social media and other tools for curating art museum experiences; Postmodern art and artists; parenting; and issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Entry Form: Transform CFE

Register for Rethinking Curriculum Workshop

The Rethinking Curriculum workshop will take place at Millersville University on Tuesday, November 10th and feature art educators from Garnet Valley School District and the Elizabethtown Area School District who will present models for rethinking curriculum based on the work of Olivia Gude and choice-based art education philosophy.

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association is providing desserts and coffee/tea/water. The event is free for PAEA members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due the night of the event. Two Act 48 hours will be available for members. If you need to renew your membership, visit

Click here to register for the event.

Curriculum Workshop Flyer


Curriculum Workshop Flyer

More MU Art Ed Grads HIRED!!

Congrats to all our recent MU Art Education Graduates who received art teaching positions this summer!! 

Terri Cipolla – High School Art Instructor, Carlisle Area SD

Amanda Harding – Art teacher, Phoenix Academy, Lancaster, PA

Bronya Hubbard – High School Art Instructor, Cedar Cliff HS

Dominique Filiziani – Elementary Art Instructor, Red Lion SD, York, PA

Jackieraye Barr – Elementary Art Instructor, Carlisle Area SD, Carlisle, PA

Katie Starr – Upper School Art Instructor, West Shore Christian School

Meg Whitney – Art teacher, Beuhrle Academy, Lancaster, PA

Phoebe Fisher – High School Art Instructor, Palmyra Area SD, Palmyra, PA

Harry Innacola – Elementary Art Instructor, Manheim Township SD, Lancaster, PA

Kerrin Giovanelli – Elementary Art Instructor, Price Elementary, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

Emily Dillon – Elementary Art Instructor, Upper Marlboro Elementary, Prince George’s County, MD

Kelsey Cagno – Lower School Art Instructor, West Shore Christian School

Tara Kirchgessner – Long-Term Sub at School District of Lancaster, McCaskey East