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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 Summer 2022

Theme: Animation and 3D Work Explorer

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s Summer 2022 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.

This summer, we will make two animations (Scratch and Flip Anim) and two 3D works (shoe box community and disaster survival kit). Students will use various materials such as plaster cloth, shoe box, cloth, modeling clay, construction paper, and painting supplies. If your kids love to explore new art forms, do not miss this wonderful opportunity.

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

We also would like to acknowledge the generous funding from the Excel Network for the 2022 Summer Art Camp. With this support, we are able to provide competitive teaching stipends for art teachers.

Class dates: 6/4, 6/11. 6/18, 6/25, 7/2

Class times: 9 AM to 11 AM

Cost: $50 per student

Registration deadline: 5/20/2022

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 Summer 2022 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 

Spring 2022 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