Our mission is to provide quality art instruction to children after school that goes above and
beyond the expectations of both children, their parents, and respective principals or supervisors in
the facilities where the art instruction is taking place.
Our goal is to provide a positive uplifting environment of creativity, raising children’s self-esteem
The “Wow Factor” is an important element to Art Smarts, helping to keep art projects fresh, interests peaked and motivating students.
Lesson Plans and Art Mediums
Art Smarts has several lesson plans which if never repeated, can go on for approximately 4 years.
This way the student can continually learn different things in art. There are several lessons
pertaining to animals, from birds and reptiles to wild animals and even cats and dogs. which is
always a favorite. Art Smarts has a wide variety of lesson plans including landscapes, seascapes,
portraiture, still life, design and even abstract painting. We also teach some cartooning as well as
Manga, Japanese wide eyed cartooning, a favorite in the Middle Schools.
We draw and paint using all sorts of mediums. Colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, aqua
crayons, and watercolor pencils are some of the many explored mediums. We may use colored
paper, canvas boards, watercolor paper and even show them how to recycle brown paper bags into
faux animal hides. Whatever the lesson, the kids just love to take art classes with Art Smarts.
Art Smarts teaches in several schools, both elementary and middle, ages from 5-12.