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 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 Spring 2020 semester, the class dates are 2/8, 2/15, 2/29, 3/21, and 4/4 with the exhibition scheduled on 4/25/20 at the Broad Art Lab. 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.

Enrollment is now open!

To pay please go to this link. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting you and your young artists!

SmART Application

Medical Treatment Authorization for MSU

MSU Youth Program Parent/ Legal Guardian Consent Form

MSU Media Release Form

Pick Up/Drop Off/Commuter Permission Form