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The Department Art, Art History, and Design Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program is part of the Art Education degree program, which affords pre-service Art Education Majors the opportunity to interact and work with school-age children. The creative program serves to broaden and enrich the art and educational experiences of all involved and is designed to expand SmART participants’ artistic and problem solving skills, as well as their aesthetic and cultural awareness and sensitivity.

SmART is for students age 7 through 18 and provides class sessions of instruction as well as an exhibition day to celebrate the artistic creations of the students. SmART is offered both Fall and Spring semesters in the Kresge Art Center. 

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ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2018—ENROLLMENT OPEN

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program is part of the Department’s Art Education degree program, which affords pre‐service art education majors the opportunity to interact and work with school‐age children, ages 7 through 18. The creative program serves to broaden and enrich the art and educational experiences of all involved and is designed to expand SmART participants’ artistic and problem solving skills, as well as their aesthetic and cultural awareness and sensitivity. The program provides 5 class sessions of instruction and an exhibition day for everyone to celebrate the artistic creations of the students.

The 2018 Fall Semester Saturday Morning Art Program will begin Saturday, 9/22/18 and continue through Saturday, 12/8/18. (Class dates are as follows 9/22, 10/13, 11/3, 11/17, and 12/1 with the exhibition scheduled on 12/8/18). All classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A non‐refundable materials fee of $65.00 per child is charged for the fall semester. Please note that we do NOT have SmART on MSU Home Football Game dates. This is to better insure the safety of your young artists.

7 to 8 Year Old Group – (there will be one combined class section for this age group)
Class 1/2 will focus on both 2‐D art, such as drawing skills, painting techniques and on 3‐D art by exploring additive and subtractive techniques with various materials.

9 to 11 Year Old Group – (there will be two class sections for this age group)
Class 3 will focus on 2‐D art, developing stronger skills in such areas as drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Class 4 will focus on 3‐D art, developing stronger skills in additive and subtractive techniques with various materials such as ceramics, wood, and plaster.

12 to 14 Year Old Group – (there will be one class section for this age group)
Class 5 will include both 2‐D and 3‐D art projects, working on expanding and refining students’ artistic and creative skills.

15 to 18 Year Old Group – (there will be one class section for this age group)
Class 6 will include both 2‐D and 3‐D art projects, exploring the creative process on a more individual level. Projects will be more open to personal interests, incorporating visual thinking strategies to enhance the student’s final artistic creations.

To ensure an appropriate and fulfilling learning experience for your child, as well as a proper teaching experience for the instructors, these age qualifications and class categories are not negotiable.

The deadline for enrollment is Friday, September 14, 2018. Enrollment is on a first‐come, first‐serve basis, so please enroll as early as possible as availability is limited. You will receive email confirmation of your enrollment prior to the first class meeting.

The application along with the three required MSU forms and link to non‐refundable enrollment fee payment for SmART can be accessed on this page. The Application, fee, and three required MSU forms are needed for enrollment!

The non-refundable enrollment fee is $65.00 per student. Payment can be made by going to our store here.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting you and your young artists.