Since 1987 SMARTS has provided this region’s arts educators with current, relevant and practical continuing education that impacts thousands of students. SMARTS agrees with the Massachusetts Department of Education that “high quality professional development results in new learning evidenced by changed behavior, which is gained by opportunities to become aware, observe, practice, reflect, and refine (1994). The arts engender such knowledge for all learners.
To further reach our goals, we support internship opportunities, networking for artists, partnerships and alliances with local, regional, and state education and cultural institutions and arts organizations, and strong advocacy for arts education in our schools. If you are interested in collaborating with SMARTS contact the Executive Director
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun”.
— Mary Lou Cook,
The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
SAVE the DATE
Voices in the Making
for Visual Arts Teachers K-12
January 15, 2020 8:30-2:30 PM
Lasell University, Newton, MA
Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center
Join us for amazing workshops that are sure to inspire you!
From “The Empty Bowls”…ceramics as centerpiece for service learning
to Street Art for Social Justice, you will get to explore 4 studio arts
and graphic design workshops presented by Lasell arts professors.
Also, the fantastic SMARTS Middle School Art Exhibit will be in the Yamawaki Gallery.
Mark your calendars!
To secure your spot, register early!
SMARTS members: $50 Non-members: $100
Take a look at past SMARTS PD Programs!
K-12 Job Alike PD
Visual Arts & Music Mansfield High School
STEAM/STEM Coelho Middle School
November 6, 2018
SMARTS/ARTS LEARNING Imagination Generation STEAM K-12 Workshop
February 8, 2017
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA
K-12 STEAM Professional Development
“Learning from Nature’s Design Systems”
October 20, 2016
Rhode Island School of Design Nature Lab