Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Art, Art History, and Design


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 offers courses for students age 8 through 18 that culminate in an exhibition day to celebrate the artistic creations of the students. SmART is offered both Fall and Spring semesters in the Kresge Art Center.


The Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program offers 6 class sessions of instruction, plus an exhibition day. For the Fall 2019 semester, the class dates are 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, and 11/23 with the exhibition scheduled on 12/7/19. All classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All classes work across 2D and 3D media.

Classes are divided into the following age groups:

Class 1: 8 to 11 

Class 2: 12 to 14 


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 13, 2019. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please enroll as early as possible as availability is limited

Please submit the application and three required MSU forms for youth programs for enrollment (at right), as well as the non-refundable enrollment fee of $70.00 per student. Final confirmation of your enrollment will be sent out before the first day of class. Please go here to pay.

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