ArtSmarts at Craft Alliance

Every year, Saint Louis Public Schools and Craft Alliance team up to offer ArtSmarts. ArtSmarts is a free program designed for high school and middle school students in St. Louis Public Schools to explore their creativity and contemporary craft.
Craft Alliance’s ArtSmarts program exposes students to contemporary craft and studio practices via engaging gallery visits and hands-on studio intensives. Under the guidance of our expert teaching artists, students spend a day at Craft Alliance studios learning techniques and processes in woodworking, glass, metalsmithing, ceramics, fibers, or print and paper arts. This hands-on experience helps students develop their creative skills while creating unique works of art. After your field trip to Craft Alliance, ArtSmarts continues with the option for an in-house artist workshop at your school, making it a comprehensive art experience for your students! 
Participation is free, including transportation to and from Craft Alliance for qualifying schools. Click the link below to register! It’s easy, and you can select your preferred dates for the field trips and optional artist workshops in advance. 

If your school is not a part of SLPS, Craft Alliance does offer ArtSmarts to neighboring school districts that meet requirements. We also offer fee-based programs for private schools, groups, and organizations. To learn more about these opportunities, please click here to contact us. 

ArtSmarts needs a sponsor! Please reach out to our Advancement Director at [email protected] to discuss sponsorship and grantmaking opportunities.