The Saturday Art School is a program run by the Penn State Art Education to prepare advanced undergraduate students for student teaching and provide artistic opportunities for the children of the State College, Pennsylvania community. Students are paired with a co-teacher to plan and teach a class of school age children each Saturday for a total of eight weeks. Our class, Collection Dissection, was a course for middle school students that focused on the relationships between artistic practice and collecting. Throughout the course, the middle school students learned that collections are not only groupings of objects and concepts but also reflections of decision-making, categorization, and relationships. Students worked as individuals and as collaborators as they analyzed and produced various collections through art making practices. The students not only expanded their technical knowledge as it related to materials, scale, and function, but also worked on conceptual and collaborative methods of production as they used art making as a form of research and reflection. Students developed new ways of listening, seeing, thinking, and arranging; this process offered new ways to navigate the constant stream of data while considering multiple uses and applications.