The Cooper Union School of Art Saturday Program

/ Outreach Program


You may be aware of Cooper Union’s financial crisis, threatening the college’s 100 year legacy of free education.

We urge you to please donate any amount to Saturday Program

Please make checks out to "The Cooper Union"
and write "Saturday Program" in the memo line.

Please mail checks to:

The Saturday Program
Cooper Union
30 Cooper Sq. 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10003

$1500 pays for an ENTIRE SATURDAY OF CLASSES- 15 undergraduate teachers for 7 classes serving 220 NYC public high school students, 10am-5pm.

$250 pays for one SENIOR ADMISSIONS PACKAGE- one HS senior to have their portfolio reviewed & selected by Sat Pro professional staff and 20 pieces professional photographed and color corrected.

$100 pays for one DAY OF TEACHING BY ONE UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTOR- includes 4 hours training/prep & 6 hours of teaching by one Cooper student/Instructor (part of a 2-3 member teaching team) to provide instruction for 20-30 HS students

$80 pays for one COLLEGE COUNSELING WORKSHOP - for 80 HS seniors or 60 juniors. (Workshops partner with Harlem Center for Education). $50 pays for 1 day of STUDENT SIGN-IN TABLE - staffed by one Cooper undergrad student.

$50 pays for SIX 18 x 24IN. NEWSPRINT PADS - provides 100 sheet pads for 6 students in the program to create works of art which may be used in their college applications portfolios.

$25 pays for CHARCOAL FOR FIGURE DRAWING - for 20 students for one day of class.



Marina Gutierrez
(Saturday Program director since 1981)

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