SMARTS Current Classes

SMARTS, Be A Part Of It!

SMARTS classes include Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater and Creative Writing. Classes are offered on a first-come first-serve basis via e-mail throughout the year. Prior to being offered SMARTS classes, you must submit an application for each student planning to take classes.

Below is a list of the classes that SMARTS is currently offering. These classes are free to SMARTS (PK-12) students. More SMARTS classes will be offered as the year progresses.

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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.  Below is the list of classes that SMARTS is currently offering for Spring 2018. 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 Summer Classes 2018 | Session 1

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.  Below are a list of the classes that SMARTS is currently offering for Summer 2018, Session 1.  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 Music

SMARTS Student Piano Lessons provide you with a premier piano experience like nothing you’ve experienced before! Our Yamaha digital piano lab is the only one of its kind in the Mahoning Valley where students will gain piano skills and are part of a musical community. Being part of a piano lab is a unique experience because when we work together everyone achieves more. Students interact with the teacher and other students through the use of state-of-the-art technology designed to personalize their learning experiences and meet every individual student at their skill level. SMARTS teachers are professionals in their field and come to us with years of experience and expertise. SMARTS piano lessons are 75 minutes long once a week and including piano skills and music theory. Each class consists of a 45 minute piano lesson followed by 30 minutes of music theory. SMARTS makes sure to complement our hands-on-music lessons by teaching topics such as rhythm, chords, notes, octaves, scales, music notation, and so much more. Our curriculum is designed to instill a core understanding and provide a comprehensive learning experience for every SMARTS student. Our facility, equipment and teachers make this a program you can’t find anywhere else in this area!

Requirements: All SMARTS Piano Lessons are free to you but attendance, hard work, practice and dedication are required from all of our students. If you know that your SMARTS Music student cannot attend one of his/her scheduled lessons, you must call 330-574-2787(ARTS) to notify SMARTS of an approved absence. If your SMARTS Music student misses more than 3 lessons, he/she will be asked to withdraw from this session of SMARTS Piano lessons, giving another student the opportunity to participate. There will be SMARTS Piano Practice Cards issued and each student must practice at least one hour a week between weekly lessons. Our suggestion is 15 minutes a day/four days a week, but you can decide what works for you, as this is the minimum requirement. Remember, students will learn more with more practice.


Piano Class 1A - Teacher: Tori Francioni
This class meets Wednesdays from 12:45pm - 2:00pm on the following dates
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)
Piano Class 1B - Teacher: Tori Francioni
This class meets Wednesdays from 2:15pm - 3:30pm on the following dates
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

SMARTS first Jazz Improvisation class where students will learn everything from the basics of music theory to jazz harmonies, basic ear training skills, music transcribing techniques, improvising solos, learning jazz repertoire, and interacting and communicating through music. All instruments are welcome, including voice, and students new and old to jazz are invited to join! You will be swingin' cool lines and creating strong grooves using the beautiful art form of jazz! Students must be proficient with their instrument and comfortable reading rhythms and notes.


Teacher: Vinny Vivacqua
This class meets on Wednesdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm on the following dates:
June: 6, 13, 20, & 27

Have you always wanted to learn piano? Have you taken lessons in the past and really wished you had continued? Well here’s your chance! SMARTS is offering piano classes for adults for the first time in our history. Our Yamaha digital piano lab is the only one of its kind in the Mahoning Valley where students gain piano skills and are part of a musical community. Students interact with the teacher and other students through the use of state-of-the-art technology designed to personalize their learning experiences and meet every individual student at their skill level. SMARTS teachers are professionals in their field and come to us with years of experience and expertise. SMARTS piano lessons are 75 minutes long once a week and include piano skills and music theory. Each class consists of a 45 minute piano lesson followed by 30 minutes of piano theory. SMARTS makes sure to complement our hands-on-music lessons by teaching topics such as rhythm, chords, notes, octaves, scales, music notation, and so much more. Our curriculum is designed to instill a core understanding and provide a comprehensive learning experience for every SMARTS student. Our facility, equipment and teachers make this a program you can’t find anywhere else in this area!

Requirements: If you miss more than 2 classes you will be dropped from this series unless you have prepaid for the entire spring semester.

Adult Piano Class: Classes are open to anyone who is over 18 and no longer enrolled in high school.

Cost: If you pay for spring classes in advance the cost is $20/class and a total of $ 80/summer session. Payment to be made to SMARTS before the first class. Music books cost $10 each.


Piano Class 4/Adult Piano Class, $ - Teacher: Tori Francioni
This class meets Wednesdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates:
June: 6, 13, 20, 27

SMARTS Violin lessons give students the opportunity to investigate the world of strings in an exciting and informative private lesson setting that will surely allow each student to fully explore their artistic expression. The SMARTS Violin program is a premier program with SMARTS. Students work in small groups of either 3 or 4 with the violin instructor, and parents welcomed and encouraged to participate. In a 75-minute session each week, students will learn to identify musical terms, music theory, musical styles, history, maintenance, and the basics of musical performance on the violin. Personalized and tailored instruction is designed to utilize each student’s current abilities and then building skills upon that foundation. The emphasis of this class is on the pedagogy of the violin, a full-spectrum view of string performance is obtained. This type of enrichment and one-on-one attention is something you cannot find anywhere else in the Mahoning Valley! Students will be required to journal their time on a practice card.


Violin 1A - Teacher: Jonathon Armstrong
This class meets on Wednesday from 12:45pm - 2:00pm pm on the following dates:
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
Violin 1A - Teacher: Jonathon Armstrong
This class meets on Wednesday from 2:15pm - 3:30pm pm on the following dates:
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
Violin 1B - Teacher: Jonathon Armstrong
This class meets on Wednesday from 3:45pm – 5:00pm pm on the following dates:
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
Violin 2A - Teacher: Jonathon Armstrong
This class meets on Wednesday from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates:
June: 6, 13, 20, 27

SMARTS Visual Arts

Grades 4+

SMARTS is partnering with Goodwill and a local commercial interior designer, Rebecca Tennant, to redesign a room. This is an HDTV interior decorating, redesign style class in action! This class will meet at Goodwill, and students will be part of the redesign process that will happening in the employees break room. This is going to be a really unique and exciting class for students who find the process of designing a space interesting. During the 2 week class, students will be learning how a designer thinks and what elements are important to consider to change how a space looks and feels. Over the span of this course, students will get to start with an older room devoid of color and decoration. They will be choosing wall colors, flooring designs, new chair styles and colors, picking out furniture, rugs, pictures, lamps, and more to create a complete makeover and change the feel and atmosphere of the Goodwill break room. This is real-life art at its best!


Teacher: Kara Terlecki
This class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:00pm-3:00pm on the following dates:
June 2018
Week 1: 12, 13, 14
Week 2: 19, 20, 21

SMARTS Drawing Bootcamp will be a 2 week camp that teaches students how to draw and how to use their new drawing skills to express their individual ideas. Concepts that will be covered are breaking images down into their basic shapes, perspective, shading and light, portraiture, foreground and background, and more. After students gain the fundamental drawing techniques they will be encouraged to use these skills to bring original ideas to life on the page. All skill levels are welcome, as our teacher will differentiate instruction to meet each students’ individual needs.


Teacher: Curtis Smith
This class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00pm - 12:00pm on the following dates:
June 2018
Week 1: 12, 13, 14
Week 2: 19, 20, 21

SMARTS Drawing Bootcamp will be a 2 week camp that teaches students how to draw and how to use their new drawing skills to express their individual ideas. Concepts that will be covered are breaking images down into their basic shapes, perspective, shading and light, portraiture, foreground and background, and more. After students gain the fundamental drawing techniques they will be encouraged to use these skills to bring original ideas to life on the page. All skill levels are welcome, as our teacher will differentiate instruction to meet each students’ individual needs.


Teacher: Curtis Smith
This class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm on the following dates:
June 2018
Week 1: 12, 13, 14
Week 2: 19, 20, 21

SMARTS Creative Writing/Theater/Dance

SMARTS “Putting on a Play through Theatrical Dance” will expose students to the idea of telling a story through movement. The class will focus on how to express ideas without dialogue. However, there will be a small written component to the class that will help narrate and guide the story using original and creative content. This is a group class where students will learn how to use expression, body movement, and short written prose to tell a story and convey emotions to an audience. Students will perform for family and friends on the last day of class.


Teacher: Samuel Andrade and Margie Rapp
This class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00pm - 12:00pm on the following dates:
June 2018
Week 1: 12, 13, 14
Week 2: 19, 20, 21

SMARTS “Putting on a Play through Theatrical Dance” will expose students to the idea of telling a story through movement. The class will focus on how to express ideas without dialogue. However, there will be a small written component to the class that will help narrate and guide the story using original and creative content. This is a group class where students will learn how to use expression, body movement, and short written prose to tell a story and convey emotions to an audience. Students will perform for family and friends on the last day of class.


Teacher: Samuel Andrade and Margie Rapp
This class meets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm on the following dates:
June 2018
Week 1: 12, 13, 14
Week 2: 19, 20, 21

SMARTS Spring Classes 2018 | Session 2

SMARTS Spring Session 2 classes will start the week of March 12, 2018. The new classes include Ceramics, Architecture, Dance, Fiction Writing, and Jazz Band at various grade levels. If you are interested in signing up for a class please make sure you fill out the above application. Once we have your application on file we will invite you to enroll of the class of your choice. Classes are offered on a first-come first-serve basis via e-mail throughout the year. Please be sure to sign-up for the class that best fits your child’s interest, schedule, and grade level.  

SMARTS Visual

This is an introductory studio class for students who wish to explore the art of ceramics. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements: line, shape, texture, form and Color. Focus will be on hand building techniques: pinch, coil and slabs. Some introduction to wheel throwing will be also introduced. Functional as well as sculptural applications will be explored. Glazing techniques will be introduced and explored. There will also be an introduction to traditional and historical ceramic arts incorporated into the studio experiences.


This class will run on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:45pm on the following dates
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1

SMARTS Dance

This class gives students the opportunity to learn different styles of dance (hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, etc.), as well as how to use their own ideas to create short choreographed pieces. Each class will combine warm-ups, proper technique, and dance vocabulary to help students condition their bodies and train their minds. By the end of the class, students will bring all their skills together to perform a collective group dance.


This class will run on Wednesdays from 5:45 - 6:45 pm on the following dates
March: 14, 21 (No class March 7 and 28)
April: 11, 18, 25 (No class April 4)
May: 2

SMARTS Creative Writing

Aspiring storytellers will explore the journey of creative writing through reading and writing exercises designed as building blocks to develop their own original ideas into stories. Students will be exposed to the origin of storytelling, as well as a variety of short story approaches, and they will have multiple opportunities to explore ideas of their own. Reading and writing skills will be practiced and improved and, by the end of this course, students will gain an improved understanding of setting, characters, plot structure, and point of view. This class will give students the opportunity to create the foundation for their own original piece of creative writing while significantly strengthening and expanding their reading skills.


This class will run on Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 pm on the following days
March: 14, 21 (No class March 7 and 28)
April: 11, 18, 25 (No class April 4)
May: 2

SMARTS Music

SMARTS first Jazz Improvisation class where students will learn everything from the basics of music theory to jazz harmonies, basic ear training skills, music transcribing techniques, improvising solos, learning jazz repertoire, and interacting and communicating through music. All instruments are welcome, including voice, and students new and old to jazz are invited to join! You will be swingin' cool lines and creating strong grooves using the beautiful art form of jazz! Students must be proficient with their instrument and comfortable reading rhythms and notes.

This class will have a placement process and students will be placed according to their abilities. Class placements will be held on March 5 at SMARTS from 4:00 - 6:45 pm. After signing up for the class, you will be contacted by our SMARTS Staff Administrator, McKenzie Teter, to schedule your placement time slot. Be prepared to perform a piece of your choice and then sight read a selection chosen by the teacher.


Beginning Jazz: Grades 7-12
This class runs on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on the following dates
March: 12, 19, 26 (No class March 5)
April: 9, 16, 23, 30 (No class April 2)
Jazz Improvisations: Grades 7-12
This class runs on Mondays from 5:15 - 6:45 pm on the following dates
March: 12, 19, 26 (No class March 5)
April: 9, 16, 23, 30 (No class April 2)

SMARTS Spring Classes 2018 | Session 1

SMARTS Spring Session 1 classes will start the week of February 12, 2018. The classes include Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Dance, Rhythms Hand-Drumming, Violin, and Piano. If you are interested in signing up for a class please make sure you fill out the above application. Once we have your application on file we will invite you to enroll of the class of your choice. Classes are offered on a first-come first-serve basis via e-mail throughout the year. Please be sure to sign-up for the class that best fits your child’s interest, schedule, and grade level.

SMARTS Music

SMARTS Student Piano Lessons provide you with a premier piano experience like nothing you’ve experienced before! Our Yamaha digital piano lab is the only one of its kind in the Mahoning Valley where students will gain piano skills and are part of a musical community. Being part of a piano lab is a unique experience because when we work together everyone achieves more. Students interact with the teacher and other students through the use of state-of-the-art technology designed to personalize their learning experiences and meet every individual student at their skill level. SMARTS teachers are professionals in their field and come to us with years of experience and expertise. SMARTS piano lessons are 75 minutes long once a week and including piano skills and music theory. Each class consists of a 45 minute piano lesson followed by 30 minutes of music theory. SMARTS makes sure to complement our hands-on-music lessons by teaching topics such as rhythm, chords, notes, octaves, scales, music notation, and so much more. Our curriculum is designed to instill a core understanding and provide a comprehensive learning experience for every SMARTS student. Our facility, equipment and teachers make this a program you can’t find anywhere else in this area!

Requirements: All SMARTS Piano Lessons are free to you but attendance, hard work, practice and dedication are required from all of our students. If you know that your SMARTS Music student cannot attend one of his/her scheduled lessons, you must call 330-574-2787(ARTS) to notify SMARTS of an approved absence. If your SMARTS Music student misses more than 3 lessons, he/she will be asked to withdraw from this session of SMARTS Piano lessons, giving another student the opportunity to participate. There will be SMARTS Piano Practice Cards issued and each student must practice at least one hour a week between weekly lessons. Our suggestion is 15 minutes a day/four days a week, but you can decide what works for you, as this is the minimum requirement. Remember, students will learn more with more practice. SMARTS piano students will take lessons for the entire year and showcase their hard work at the SMARTS Music Recital in May 2018.


Piano Class 1: Grades 1-4
This class meets Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm on the following dates
January: 16, 23, 30
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)
Piano Class 2: Grades 5-7
This class meets Tuesdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates
January: 16, 23, 30
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)
Piano Class 3: Grades 1-4
This class meets Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm on the following dates
January: 17, 24, 31
February: 14, 21, 28 (No class February 7)
March: 14, 21 (No class March 7 and 28)
April: 11, 18, 25 (No class April 4)
May: 2
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)
Piano Class 5: Grades 5-7
This class meets Thursdays from 4:00pm – 5:15pm on the following dates
January: 18, 25
February: 1, 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)
Piano Class 6: Grades 8-12
This class meets Thursdays from 5:15pm - 6:30pm on the following dates
January: 18, 25
February: 1, 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3
Cost: $5 for your music book (Average cost of a music book is $10)

SMARTS Violin lessons give students the opportunity to investigate the world of strings in an exciting and informative private lesson setting that will surely allow each student to fully explore their artistic expression. The SMARTS Violin program is a premier program with SMARTS. Students work in small groups of either 3 or 4 with the violin instructor, and parents welcomed and encouraged to participate. In a 75-minute session each week, students will learn to identify musical terms, music theory, musical styles, history, maintenance, and the basics of musical performance on the violin. Personalized and tailored instruction is designed to utilize each student’s current abilities and then building skills upon that foundation. The emphasis of this class is on the pedagogy of the violin, a full-spectrum view of string performance is obtained. This type of enrichment and one-on-one attention is something you cannot find anywhere else in the Mahoning Valley! Students will be required to journal their time on a practice card.


Violin 1: Grades 3-5
This class meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:15 pm on the following dates
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1
Violin 2: Grades 3-5
This class meets on Tuesdays from 5:15 - 6:30 pm on the following dates
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1
Violin 3: Grades 6-8
This class meets on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:15 pm on the following dates
February: 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3
Violin 4: Grades 9-12
This class meets on Thursdays from 5:15 - 6:30 pm on the following dates
February: 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3

Have you always wanted to learn piano? Have you taken lessons in the past and really wished you had continued? Well here’s your chance! SMARTS is offering piano classes for adults for the first time in our history. Our Yamaha digital piano lab is the only one of its kind in the Mahoning Valley where students gain piano skills and are part of a musical community. Students interact with the teacher and other students through the use of state-of-the-art technology designed to personalize their learning experiences and meet every individual student at their skill level. SMARTS teachers are professionals in their field and come to us with years of experience and expertise. SMARTS piano lessons are 75 minutes long once a week and include piano skills and music theory. Each class consists of a 45 minute piano lesson followed by 30 minutes of piano theory. SMARTS makes sure to complement our hands-on-music lessons by teaching topics such as rhythm, chords, notes, octaves, scales, music notation, and so much more. Our curriculum is designed to instill a core understanding and provide a comprehensive learning experience for every SMARTS student. Our facility, equipment and teachers make this a program you can’t find anywhere else in this area!

Requirements: If you miss more than 2 classes you will be dropped from this series unless you have prepaid for the entire spring semester.

Adult Piano Class: Classes are open to anyone who is over 18 and no longer enrolled in high school.

Cost: If you pay for spring classes in advance the cost is $20/class and a total of $ 240/spring semester. Payment to be made to SMARTS before the first class. If you choose to pay at the time of class each week the cost is $25/class. Payment to be made to SMARTS before each class. Music books cost $10 each.


Piano Class 4: Adult Piano Class, $
This class meets Wednesdays from 5:15pm – 6:30pm on the following dates
January: 17, 24, 31
February: 14, 21, 28 (No class February 7)
March: 14, 21 (No class March 7 and 28)
April: 11, 18, 25 (No class April 4)
May: 2

We are happy to announce that for the first time in our 20 year history, SMARTS Beats classes are available to the community at our new facility in the Ohio One Building in downtown Youngstown. SMARTS Beats is a music-based learning opportunity for students with special needs. Eligible students are pre-K to grade 12, must be enrolled in special education services through their local public school district and have a current IEP or 504 plan in place. SMARTS Beats classes are taught by our highly trained staff but our policy requires that an adult accompany each student to class.

If you would like to sign-up your child for our Spring Beats classes, please be sure to read the instructions before submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or give us a call at (330) 574-2787. Thank you for your support of SMARTS!


SMARTS Beats 1: Grades 1-4
This class meets on Thursdays from 4:00 – 4:30 pm on the following dates
February: 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3
SMARTS Beats 2: Grades 5-12
This class meets on Thursdays from 4:45 – 5:15 pm on the following dates
February: 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3

A family drum circle is a noisy and fun, family friendly event, where people come together in order to connect in the entertaining and rhythmic experience of a percussion ensemble. This class is meant to empower one another in the act of celebrating community and life through rhythm and music. People of all levels of musical expertise are welcome and encouraged to participate! Come together and share in this rhythmical experience; everyone has something to offer the circle!


This class meets on Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:30 pm on the following dates
February: 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3

SMARTS Visual Arts

This class will focus on hand building techniques and the basic formulas used to make useful, decorative ceramic art. Students will explore the different elements of ceramics such as texture, coiling, pinching, and design. While engaging their imagination, students will also enhance their building skills. This class is designed to be instructive, informative, and fun!


This class meets on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 pm on the following dates
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1

Does your bucket list include taking a ceramics class? Are you someone who loves visual art and likes to work with their hands? This class is a great opportunity for you to come join us here at SMARTS and get a short 4 week ceramics introductory course under your belt.

This is an introductory studio class for students who wish to explore the art of ceramics. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements: line, shape, texture, form and Color. Focus will be on hand building techniques: pinch, coil and slabs. Some introduction to wheel throwing will be also introduced. Functional as well as sculptural applications will be explored. Glazing techniques will be introduced and explored. There will also be an introduction to traditional and historical ceramic arts incorporated into the studio experiences.

Adult Ceramics Class: Classes are open to anyone who is over 18 and no longer enrolled in high school.

Cost: The cost of these 4 classes with all materials included is $120. We must have a minimum of 8 adults with a maximum of 12 students enrolled to teach the class. Payments are to be made to SMARTS no later than April 9. This fee covers the use of the equipment and classroom, the teacher instruction, and all materials. Donations are always accepted, and any money raised from adult classes supports our ability to offer free programming to all PK-12 students who attend SMARTS classes.


This class will run on Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:45pm on the following dates
April: 12, 19, 26
May: 3

In this beginner’s ceramic course, students with learn basic hand building techniques such as slab building, coil building, and basic glaze knowledge while applying creative concepts to their projects. This will be a process orientated class and students will work towards finished products such as pinch pots and coil pots.


This class meets on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:15 pm on the following dates
February: 15, 22
March: 1, 15, 22 (No class March 8 and 29)
April: 12, 19, 26 (No class April 5)
May: 3

In this Photography class, students will learn about important figures in art history while discussing the materials and concepts used in various forms of artwork. The class will also discuss how visual and design elements are used to create content. Each class will give the student an opportunity to investigate their own world in a project that centers around the student's environment, object, personal experience, and emotion. Students will be exposed to the various styles that correspond with photography while inspiring and instilling self-awareness and personal growth.


This class meets on Wednesdays from 4:15 - 5:45 pm on the following dates
February: 14, 21, 28 (No class February 7)
March: 14, 21 (No class March 7 and 28)
April: 11, 18, 25 (No class April 4)
May: 2

SMARTS Dance

This class will begin with the basics of Modern dance and work with creative movement. While exploring how to move their bodies, students will have the opportunity to work on creative projects and design their own dances and movements. The class will cover the basics of modern technique and learn about the great pioneers of modern dance. They will then begin to learn about the different styles of Hip-hop and after students have a grasp of Modern dance, they will get a chance to experience high energy, Hip-hop choreography.


This class meets on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:30 pm on the following dates
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1

This Modern Dance class will begin with the basics of modern dance and work with creative movement. Student will explore the different ways their bodies can move and will be challenged to reach outside their normal movement patterns. Students will have a chance to work on creative projects and design their own dances individually and in groups. These group projects will allow students to collaborate, problem solve, and work together in their artistic process. The class will cover the basics of modern technique and learn about the great pioneers of modern dance. After students have a grasp of modern dance, they will get a chance to experience high energy, Hip hop choreography, learn the history behind Hip-hop, and explore some of the basics of freestyle dancing.


This class meets on Tuesdays from 4:40 - 5:30 pm on the following dates
February: 13, 20, 27 (No class February 6)
March: 13, 20, 27 (No class March 6)
April: 10, 17, 24 (No class April 3)
May: 1

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SMARTS at Ohio One
25 East Boardman Street, First Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

330-574-2787 (ARTS)
info@smartsartschool.org