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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 both Fall and Spring 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 Spring 2021

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s Saturday Morning Art (SmART) program offers 5 class sessions of instruction, plus an exhibition day. For the Spring 2021 semester, the class dates are 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27 with the exhibition scheduled online (more information is coming). All classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m synchronously online. All classes work across 2D and 3D media. All art supplies and T-shirts are included in tuition and will be mailed to students before the class starts.

Classes are divided into the following age groups:

Class 1: 8 to 11 (maximum of 15 students)

Class 2: 8 to 11 (maximum of 15 students)


Class 3: 12 to 14 (maximum of 15 students)


Class 4: 15 to 17 (maximum of 15 students)


To ensure an appropriate and fulfilling the learning experience for your child, as well as a proper teaching experience for the instructors, these age qualifications and class categories are not negotiable.

We would like to acknowledge the funding supported by Professor John Dorgan, Professor Robert Ofoli, Professor Kelly Salchow MacArthur, Professor Jae Won Lee, and Professor Allison Goralnik from the National Science Foundation grant during the Spring 2021 SmART. Due to this funding support, we are able to provide scholarships for students in need so they can join our classes. Additionally, we are excited to provide a STEAM lesson in this semesters SmART.

Enrollment is CLOSED for Spring 2021

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Virtual Art Gallery Spring 2021

Ms. Melissa Gordon’s Art Gallery: Click here (External Link)

Ms. Kathryn Hull’s Art Gallery: Click Here [PDF]

Ms. Gabby Kurschat’s Art Gallery: Click here (External Link)

Virtual Art Gallery Fall 2020

Ms. Melissa Gordon’s Art Gallery: Click here (External Link)

Ms. Kathryn Hull’s Art Gallery: Click here (External Link)

Ms. Gabby Kurschat’s Art Gallery: Click here (External Link)

Ms. Cori Skurnowicz-Sickman’s Art Gallery: Click here (External Link)

Please email msusmart@msu.edu with any questions.

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. Jape