SMARTS Creative Writing


Imagination can come to life with a SMARTS Creative Writing course! Aspiring storytellers can  study the fundamentals and even learn to incorporate elements of visual imagery into their skillset. Keep an eye out for current and upcoming class offerings; remember, enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out!

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The Art of Storytelling | Grades 4-6

The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Elements of Art.  The concepts of Line, Shape, Form, Color, Texture, Space and Value will be taught, and the students will create original works of art based on these elements.  This class teaches students what these basic building blocks are, while incorporating different artists and styles.  The focus is on how to use these seven elements in different ways.  As Pablo Picasso said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”  This class teaches students the fundamentals necessary to become amazing young artists.

Visual Language | Grades 1-12

This is a hybrid class that incorporates the elements of creative writing married with visual imagery.  The goal of this class is for students to learn basic creative writing skills while exploring how the relationship between visual art and language intertwine.  The projects will incorporate descriptive writing, imagination, illustration, and innovative ways to tell stories both with and without words.  At the end of the class, students will be able to generate story ideas and bring characters to life.