SMARTS Spring 2023 Classes
We hope you have enjoyed the holiday’s and spent some quality time together. We are gearing up for Spring here at SMARTS. Classes for Spring 2023 enrollment will be available online, January 10 @ 1pm. Classes will run for nine weeks, and begin Tuesday, January 24. The String Program 1 will run for 12 weeks and begin Wednesday, January 11.
We work hard to provide a fresh and unique range of classes in all arts disciplines and are pleased to announce 30 classes, held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Classes will be both in-person and live online via Zoom through Virtual SMARTS, all classes are free and open to the public, and offered on a first- come first- served basis.
SMARTS Surrealism: Dreams & Nightmares is a multi- medium class dedicated to clearing the unconscious mind and seeing what it can create. We welcome the uniqueness that is you. We will also be hosting; SMARTS Scoundrels, Lawbreakers and Baddie’s a writing class for the creation of villains / antagonists. Offerings also include three Early SMARTS classes: Tea- Party Theater, Play Along with Me and Messy Art. We have a little something for all creatives, we hope to build community and passion for the arts!
Our goal this Spring was to peek your interest and curiosity. The Classes are focused in concentrated styles and forms of art. We hope to expand our student horizons and convince them to try something fun and different! Treat yourself!
Additionally, SMARTS is hosting an adult class titled “ Skin tone, Depth and Dimension (a fee is required upon entry) an oil painting class and exploration in one of the oldest mediums. We hope to see you soon.
About SMARTS Classes
SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts is a community art school located in the Ohio One Building, 25 East Boardman Street, First Floor, Youngstown, OH 44503, 330-574-2787.
SMARTS classes include Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater and Creative Writing. Classes are offered on a first-come first-serve basis via email throughout the year. Prior to being offered SMARTS classes, you must submit an application for each student planning to take classes. Applications are at www.SmartsArtSchool.org. Currently, these classes are free to SMARTS (PK-12) students. More SMARTS classes will be offered as the year progresses.
SMARTS is a not for profit organization that operates from grants, donations and revenue generating programming. You can support SMARTS by donating, volunteering or purchasing items from the SMARTS Store. Your support will ensure SMARTS future.
SMARTS Admissions Policy
Classes at SMARTS provide students with a quality arts education. The following information ensures that classes are a positive and productive learning experience for all students.
Enrollment. To become a SMARTS student, parents/guardians must submit an application for each child on the SMARTS website at www.smartsartschool.org/classes. Applications for classes are accepted year-round. When classes are available, students with applications on file be contacted by e-mail before classes begin. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waiting list is created if a class is filled. Students are contacted in order from the waiting list if a spot in the class becomes available. The next time classes are offered, students on the waiting list are given first priority. Students without current applications on file may not take classes at SMARTS until an application is completed.
Attendance. If for some reason you know that your student cannot attend one of his/her scheduled classes, you must call 330-574-2787 to notify SMARTS of an approved absence. Students who miss more than two classes without notifying SMARTS will be asked to withdraw from this session of SMARTS classes, giving another student the opportunity to participate. SMARTS students are expected to arrive on time for their classes. Students who are more than 15 minutes late to class will not be allowed to participate that day. Students are expected to attend the entire class.
Procedures. Parents/guardians are responsible for signing out SMARTS students when they are picked up. Students must be picked up on time. If other arrangements are necessary, they must be worked out with SMARTS staff. Parents are not permitted in classrooms without permission of SMARTS Staff. Parents are permitted to wait for their child/children in the SMARTS Family Waiting Area during classes, or children may be dropped off. Cell phones, handheld video games, hats, food, drinks, or gum are not allowed in the classrooms.
Behavior. Students are expected to respect teachers, staff, classmates and the SMARTS Facility at all times. If a student’s behavior disrupts class or creates a safety problem, the following will occur.
1st offense: Warning
2nd offense: Conference with parents
3rd offense: Removal from class and withdrawal from SMARTS student rotation for one semester.
Music Lessons. Students who take SMARTS music lessons are expected to practice a minimum one hour a week and record these hours on their practice card. Students interested in piano and violin are placed on a case by case basis. Piano and violin are year-long classes.
Facility and Parking. SMARTS is a first floor, handicapped-accessible, secure facility with a curb cutout and 30-minute loading zone outside our main entrance. Public metered parking is available on nearby streets as well as public parking garages. Find parking options here: https://www.parkme.com/youngstown-oh-parking.
Family Waiting Area. In most cases, families are not expected to wait for their children during classes. If you choose to wait, SMARTS provides a waiting area for families with complimentary coffee, water, and free Wi-Fi. If your child uses any SMARTS books or activities in the waiting area, please monitor their activity and clean up the space for the next family. Students are encouraged to bring homework or materials to work on between classes and may bring their own snacks.
SMARTS at Ohio One
25 East Boardman Street, First Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503