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 6 class sessions of instruction and an exhibition day for everyone to celebrate the artistic creations of the students.

The 2023 Spring Semester Saturday Morning Art Program will begin Saturday, February 4, 11, & 25 and March 4, 18, & 25. All classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kresge Art Center and a non-refundable materials fee of $70.00 per child is charged for the semester. There will be three class sections based on participant’s age and are as follows:

  • Group 1 (7 to 9 Years Old) – classes will focus on both 2-D and 3-D art, such as drawing skills, painting techniques, and the printmaking process, as well as additive and subtractive techniques with various materials such as ceramics, wood, or plaster.
  • Group 2 (10 to 13 Years Old) – classes will focus on both 2-D and 3-D art, such as drawing skills, painting techniques, and the printmaking process, as well as additive and subtractive techniques with various materials such as ceramics, wood, or plaster.
  • Group 3 (14 to 18 Years Old) – classes will focus on both 2-D and 3-D art, such as drawing skills, painting techniques, and the printmaking process, as well as additive and subtractive techniques with various materials such as ceramics, wood, or plaster.

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 Monday, January 30th, or until classes fill.  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 three required MSU forms for youth programs can be accessed at art.msu.edu and are required for enrollment in the SmART program. Additionally, there is an optional photo release form since we will occasionally photograph or videotape the class activities as a resource for our instructors and academic program.

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

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Dr. Susannah Van Horn

Director of Saturday Morning Art & Art Education Assistant Professor        

www.art.msu.edu

rich1113@msu.edu

(517) 353-4278

The Kresge Art Center is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

For special accommodations, please call (517) 353-4278.

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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