Saturday Morning Art—SMArt Fall 2020

Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m.
October 10 to November 21, 2020

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Saturday Morning Art (SMArt), the WMU Art Education program's lab school, is accepting enrollments for the fall semester. Designed for young people age 7 to 11 who enjoy art and wish to develop their talents, SMArt classes will explore a wide range of creative approaches, mediums, and techniques.

Your children's safety is our first priority, particularly during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. This semester, classes will meet online for two hours of art instruction on seven Saturdays. Each SMArt teacher will video-conference with their students, all at the same time (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.), to guide them in artistic creation. With this in mind, students will need to have access to a device equipped with a functioning webcam and microphone (preferably a computer) that will allow them to video-conference with their SMArt teachers on the below Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please note that if 2 or more children in a household are enrolled in SMArt Fall 2020, each individual child will need access to a separate device for video-conferencing purposes.

Classes will be limited in size, with a maximum of 10 students per class. We want to give focused attention online to each of our individual SMArt students, and these smaller classes will facilitate this.

Our SMArt Teachers love art, and we want to continue to spread that joy with your children. The level of instruction will not change, just the format, as we move to completely online instruction.

SMArt Art Kit Pick-up: Art Kits will be provided, and students will be able to keep these Art Kits at the end of the semester. Pick-up of Art Kits is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 9 to 11 a.m., in WMU's Parking Structure #2, the open-air multilevel parking ramp next to SMArt's usual Miller Circle drop-off point. This will allow for a safer open-air drive-through pick-up of kits. Please bring a copy of your registration confirmation(s) with you. For the safety and protection of all involved, please wear a mask as you drive-through for pick-up.

Registration Fee: The registration fee for seven weeks of classes is $45. Cost for Art Kits (a $45+ value) is included in the registration fee. Online registration requires payment with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover). Registration is non-refundable.

Registration for Fall 2020 has closed.

Dates for Fall 2020 (seven Saturdays)
Art Kit pick-up: Oct. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Oct. 10
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
Oct. 31
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov. 21

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Contact SMArt coordinator Christina Chin at christina.chin@wmich.edu if you have any questions.