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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 offers courses for students age 8 through 14 that culminate in an exhibition day to celebrate the artistic creations of the students. SmART is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in the Kresge Art Center.

To learn more about SmART class activities please follow and like the SmART Facebook page (External Link).

Class Information Fall 2021

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s Fall 2021 Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program offers 5 synchronously online class sessions of instruction, plus a virtual art exhibition. All classes work across 2D and 3D media.

In addition to learning traditional art media, the Fall 2021 SmART classes will explore one of the innovative digital arts, computer programming art, using Scratch and Micro:bit! We would like to acknowledge the funding support from the National Art Education Association for the curriculum development in the part of computer programming art this semester.

All art supplies and a T-shirt are included and will be mailed to students before the class starts.

Class dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Class times: 9 AM to 11 AM
Cost: $50 per student
Registration deadline: 9/24/2021

Classes are divided into the following groups (each offering the same content):

Class 1: Ages 8 to 14 (maximum of 15 students)

Class 2: Ages 8 to 14 (maximum of 15 students)

To register, use the following link. We will first collect some information about you and your student, and then connect you to our Eventbrite site where you can submit payment. You will need to submit a separate form and payment for each student you are registering:

Saturday Morning Art Fall 2021 Registration

Art Education Community Outreach Projects 

Fall 2021  Integrated Art Workshop (hands on)

Organized by the City of East Lansing Prime Time Seniors program and the Art Education Program at the Department of Art, Art History, & Design.  For more class information please see flyer:  Prime Time Seniors program

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Brian de Vries,

Please View Our Virtual Art Galleries 

Summer 2021 is now up! Click Here

Parent Feedback

“My daughter is having a great time with this Art workshop and is looking forward to the interesting activities in their next sessions. Thanks so much!” – Mrs. Jaype