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SMARTS Summer Workshops 2024: SMARTS Double Duty

Enrollment for Summer Workshops will open on Wednesday, May 22 @ 1pm, on a first-come, first-served basis. All students must have an application on file prior to enrolling in a class. You can apply any time by scrolling to the bottom of this page and selecting the "New PK-12 Students Application" button. Please call SMARTS at 330.574.2787 Ext. 2 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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All SMARTS and Virtual SMARTS classes are free, open to the public, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Early SMARTS Things that go VROOM! Ages 18 months- 5yrs

Early SMARTS Things that go VROOM! Ages 18 months- 5yrs (Mia M) Do you love buses, trains, and airplanes? Maybe curious about the sounds they make? People and things travel by water, air, rails, and road, using all different forms of transport. We will read all about the different modes of transportation and learn about…

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Early SMARTS Dragons, Unicorns, Cyclopes and Griffins, Ages 18 months- 5yrs

Early SMARTS Dragons, Unicorns, Cyclopes and Griffins, Ages 18 months- 5yrs (Mia M) We love fantasy and using our imagination! In this class, we will travel through books to faraway lands, and learn about silly, mischievous and mythological creatures… and then we will create our own! The best part? There is no wrong or right…

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Early SMARTS A Click, A Clack and a Paddy Whack, Ages 18 months- 5yrs

Early SMARTS A Click, A Clack and a Paddy Whack, Ages 18 months- 5yrs (Chloe D) Foley Art is the art of making sounds for movies and productions. It is the reproduction of everyday sounds. This enhances movie and production experiences; it will also add some humor and fun to our reading experiences. We will…

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Early SMARTS Sticks and Stones, Ages 18 months-5yrs

Early SMARTS Sticks and Stones, Ages 18 months–5yrs (Chloe D) Explore various instruments and the sounds they make in the best way possible! We will learn about new instruments while constructing them ourselves from common household things. Jars, cans, beans, tubes, bells, balloons, and popsicle sticks will turn into maracas, rain sticks, harmonicas, and so…

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SMARTS Jazz Band | SMARTS “Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” Grades 7-12

SMARTS Jazz Band, Grades 7-12 (Simon K) Louis Armstrong once stated: “If you have to ask what Jazz is then you will never know.” Jazz originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was popularized by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, and many others. Jazz can be identified by its use of…

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SMARTS Costuming | SMARTS Land of Make Believe, Grades 1-3

SMARTS Costuming, Grades 1-3 (Chloe D) In this class students will have to create characters based on prompts, songs, and cues from the instructor. This is an opportunity to explore various eras, elements, themes, costumes, characters and looks. All you need is your imagination and we will supply everything else. Students must bring their own…

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SMARTS The World of Paper | SMARTS Functional Totes, Grades 4-12

SMARTS The World of Paper, Grades 4-12 (Malorie M) **Warning: We will be mixing chemicals Ammonium Ferric Citrate & Potassium Ferricyanide. These chemicals are not toxic or poisonous. However, they are irritants, if they touch the skin or eyes they could cause skin to itch. We will follow all safety precautions. *** (gloves, safety glasses)…

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SMARTS Creative Writing | SMARTS Digital Stories, Grades 4-8

SMARTS Creative Writing, Grades 4-8 (Katie M) Dive into the world of storytelling where animals can talk, humans can fly, and the entire world becomes whatever you imagine it to be! As long as you have an imagination, you can write a great story. Students in this class will learn about the parts of a…

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SMARTS Fabulous Photos | SMARTS Photo Editing 101, Grades 4-12

SMARTS Fabulous Photos, Grades 4-12 (Jennifer C) Snapping a picture is easy. Taking photos is another thing. Understanding how to use your device, working with negative space, using the rule of thirds, and manipulating framing are all important tools for learning photography. Work with symmetry, leading lines, balance, and many more photography rules. Understanding the…

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SMARTS Fabric Friends | SMARTS Tabletop Stages, Grades 4-8

SMARTS Fabric Friends, Grades 4-8 (Sarah L) Before people were dependent on mass production and box stores, a large portion of toys were handmade. Dolls were a popular choice, and they were often customized and fit the personality and appearance of the owner. These dolls stayed in families for years as keepsakes and heirlooms. Ask…

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SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts, is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art school.

Address: 25 East Boardman Street, First Floor, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Phone: 330-574-2787

Email: info@smartsartschool.org

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SMARTS classes have been free and open to the public since 1997. To become a SMARTS student and receive regular communication about our class offerings, complete a new student application. Classes are filled on a first-come, first serve basis.

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