smART Studio

smART Studio art enrichment workshops and creative opportunities for all ages smARTStudio offers art enrichment workshops and creative opportunities for all ages. + Studio classes emphasize and encourage discovery, exploration and creative problem-solving.
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Multi-arts instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts, and mixed media. + Clay workshops explore foundations, techniques, and materials. Instruction introduces clay fundamentals and extends skills in creating with clay. + Private lessons and homeschool classes are an option for artists seeking individualized instruction. + Open studio times are available by appointment, contact smARTStudio for more information. + pARTies for small groups are a wonderful way to celebrate at smARTStudio! Facilitated by Jennifer Davis : Visual Arts Educator - Ohio Educator Licensure : PreK-12 Visual Arts Education - Teaching experience : 2008 - 2013 grades K-5 Woodridge Local Schools - BA in Visual Art Education : University of Akron *To secure your scheduled class session/workshop/pARTy, payment can be made via PayPal using your credit card, debit card, or bank transfer. Invoices are available for your convenience or simply send funds to [email protected] {only send payment once your class schedule has been finalized}

Mission: To provide art enrichment workshops and creative opportunities for all ages.

Temporarily closed

11/26/2019

Totally forgot to post this magical moment with Lucki from Thursday’s Art Babes at the Akron Art Museum ✨🌙 Art Babes is a perfectly pint-sized play date chock full of sensory play to encourage fine motor skill development and creative curiosity in even the youngest of babes 🐛 Kudos and a million thank yous Amanda for facilitating such an enriching experience 💖 #AkronArtMuseum #ArtBabes
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#akronbabies #reggioinspired #learnthroughplay #sensoryplay #luckistar #lilmoonbeam

There are only a handful of spots remaining for Festive Felting on Sunday December 1st at The 11th Annual Crafty Mart, s...
11/25/2019

There are only a handful of spots remaining for Festive Felting on Sunday December 1st at The 11th Annual Crafty Mart, secure your registration here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=80518443833

🚨 Festive Felting Workshop has SOLD OUT for November 30th 🚨 there are still a few remaining registrations open for December 1st, secure your spot asap and I’ll see you at the 11th Annual Crafty Mart 🎄{link in bio}
Join smARTStudio at the 11th Annual Crafty Mart for a Festive Felting Workshop ☃️ @craftymart #getsmARTatCraftyMart

As a participant, you’ll explore needle felting FUNdamentals to create festive and fuzzy shapes that can be used as ornaments, garland, brooches, hair accessories, gift tags, or even appliqués. No experience is necessary!

WHEN : Saturday November 30 SOLD OUT / Sunday December 1 11a-1p

WHERE : Bounce Innovation Hub

HOW : Registration is required via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=80518443833 $25 includes all supplies and materials. **Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult** photo : themagiconions

🚨 Festive Felting Workshop has SOLD OUT for November 30th 🚨 there are still a few remaining registrations open for Decem...
11/25/2019

🚨 Festive Felting Workshop has SOLD OUT for November 30th 🚨 there are still a few remaining registrations open for December 1st, secure your spot asap and I’ll see you at the 11th Annual Crafty Mart 🎄{link in bio}
Join smARTStudio at the 11th Annual Crafty Mart for a Festive Felting Workshop ☃️ @craftymart #getsmARTatCraftyMart

As a participant, you’ll explore needle felting FUNdamentals to create festive and fuzzy shapes that can be used as ornaments, garland, brooches, hair accessories, gift tags, or even appliqués. No experience is necessary!

WHEN : Saturday November 30 SOLD OUT / Sunday December 1 11a-1p

WHERE : Bounce Innovation Hub

HOW : Registration is required via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=80518443833 $25 includes all supplies and materials. **Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult** photo : themagiconions

Join smARTStudio at the Akron Children’s Museum for an exploratory art making experience as part of The Y.E.S. Project /...
11/15/2019

Join smARTStudio at the Akron Children’s Museum for an exploratory art making experience as part of The Y.E.S. Project / Postcard Exchange Program 🌞 @akron_childrens_museum #sayYES #akronchildrensmuseum
WHEN : Saturday November 16 100-200pm

WHERE : Akron Children’s Museum

HOW : Registration is required via akronkids.org / FREE for members $5 for non-members 🌞

The Postcard Exchange Program is a collaborative children’s museum project to encourage participants to share what you love about where you live/what makes your neighborhood or town or city unique💌

Children ages 8-12 will have the opportunity to submit their postcard artwork for The Y.E.S. Project (Young Entrepreneur Studio), a workshop in which young artists will gain skills in financial responsibility and decision making {swipe through carousel for more info} .
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#smARTSaturdays #postcardexchange #youngentrepreneurs #thisissosmART #imforakron #thisismyneighborhood

Wandering Aesthetics
10/29/2019

Wandering Aesthetics

#SerialKillerSeance closes this weekend!

Don’t miss your chance to chat with real (dead) serial killers!

www.watheatre.com/boxoffice

Hey hey, I’m announcing a smARTStudio Workshop soon and very soon ❄️🎄☃️ Keep your eyes peeled for more info and make sur...
10/16/2019

Hey hey, I’m announcing a smARTStudio Workshop soon and very soon ❄️🎄☃️ Keep your eyes peeled for more info and make sure to save the date(s) to attend The 11th Annual Crafty Mart 😉 illustration by @everharddesigns 🐿 #cultivateyourcreativity

#Repost Crafty Mart
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BIG NEWS!!! We asked local makers to create a design for The 11th Annual Crafty Mart, and we were bowled over by their talents. Congratulations are in order to @everharddesigns for her winning submission! Look for this design on posters, postcards and all the swag this holiday season. #craftymart #makersstrong #shoplocal #handmadeholiday

Ohio Citizens for the Arts
09/30/2019
Ohio Citizens for the Arts

Ohio Citizens for the Arts

Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water opens Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at the The Toledo Museum of Art, a masterwork from one of the world's most influential contemporary artists. You won't want to miss this. The exhibition runs through April 26, 2020.

Hip, hip, hooray for YES (Young Entrepreneurs Studio) at the Akron Children's Museum!If you missed yesterday's creative ...
09/22/2019

Hip, hip, hooray for YES (Young Entrepreneurs Studio) at the Akron Children's Museum!

If you missed yesterday's creative opportunity, I'd love for you to join me for a smARTSaturday October 19. For more details and to register, visit akronkids.org

STEAM Team Saturday results are in: FUN WAS HAD, ART WAS CREATED, AND YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BEGAN TO BLOSSOM! Thanks Jen from smART Studio for a great start to this series! Missed today? Catch us for the next workshop in October! Register here: https://squareup.com/store/akron-kids/item/steam-team-saturdays

Are you a teacher and interested in this experience coming to your classroom? We have room for 1, maybe 2 more classes to participate. Send us a message. #entrepreneurs

09/11/2019
Around Akron with Blue Green

Around Akron with Blue Green

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Lynn Kidd of Musica. We talk all about Maiden Lane, Musica and all the amazing things going on in this cultural enclave located in downtown Akron. Please take a few minutes to watch, learn, and share this short video to help me get the stories of Akron out to the world.
In this video; Chill Artisan Ice Cream, The Nightlight, Akron Coffee Roasters, Uncorked Wine Bar, Crave, BLU Jazz+, BLU Plate, BLU-tique Hotel, and NOMZ - All within a block of Musica on Maiden Lane.

What a wonderful way to stART a Sunday 🌞 I facilitated an exploratory art experience yesterday morning at the Akron Chil...
09/09/2019

What a wonderful way to stART a Sunday 🌞
I facilitated an exploratory art experience yesterday morning at the Akron Children's Museum and we spent the morning creating paper line sculptures while playing with a variety of mark making tools ✏️❤️ #smARTSunday

I’m ridiculously thrilled and over the moon, a million thank yous SchoolArts Magazine ❣️❣️❣️#schoolartsmagazine #Repost ...
09/04/2019

I’m ridiculously thrilled and over the moon, a million thank yous SchoolArts Magazine ❣️❣️❣️#schoolartsmagazine

#Repost @schoolarts_magazine
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#WhoWeFollowFriday Jennifer Davis of @smartstudioakron! smARTStudio offers art enrichment workshops and creative opportunities for artists of all ages and skill sets. Learning is facilitated by Jennifer Davis, visual arts educator and owner of smARTStudio. Jennifer earned a BA in visual arts education at the University of Akron and holds an Ohio Educator License in Visual Arts PreK-12. Her thirteen years of professional teaching experience includes five years as a visual arts educator in public schools, as well as, instructing various workshops and classes within the Northeast Ohio community. We love following what Jennifer and her students are up to and her captions always make us smile 💛 @ smART Studio

SchoolArts Magazine
09/04/2019

SchoolArts Magazine

This beautiful new mural from artists @angurria and @peraltaprjct is right in our city (Worcester, MA) in the Great Brook Valley area! Part of the POW! WOW! Worcester 2019 mural festival. Photo by @lannycatcheswalls.
See more from Angurria and POW! WOW! Worcester in our October issue, coming soon.
#powwowworcester #publicart

Oh you know this makes my heART so ridiculously happy!Akron Children's Museum Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nichol...
09/04/2019

Oh you know this makes my heART so ridiculously happy!
Akron Children's Museum
Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch

This just in 🚂✏️🎨😊🖍 Stop by the Museum Monster Shop to pick up your GIANT zentangle poster today! Hours of fun for the family or students. Enjoy in your home play area, child’s bedroom, or classroom! Akron Express Design by Jen Davis of smART Studio & Zentangle done by Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch of a local favorite scene of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park #zen #doodle #draw #color #peaceful #bigposter #wallmural #colorfun #trees #trains

Hip, hip, hooray! Thanks so much Ohio & Erie Canalway
09/04/2019

Hip, hip, hooray! Thanks so much Ohio & Erie Canalway

Thank you for tagging us in your photos! This week, our photo contest winner, smART Studio, comes from our Instagram page @towpathtrail.

Instagram 📸: @smartstudioakron

Two weeks until one of my most favorite days of the year and I’m so freakin excited to be a part of EarthQuaker Day agai...
07/20/2019

Two weeks until one of my most favorite days of the year and I’m so freakin excited to be a part of EarthQuaker Day again for 2019 🎸🎶⚡️ Visit smARTStudio’s Makers Space to explore a buffet of art making supplies and cultivate your creativity 🐙 #EarthQuakerDevices #EarthQuakerDay2019

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We have some seriously talented musicians and demo artists on EarthQuaker Day this year. Check out the full line up and plan ahead to make sure you get to see who you want to see! Come early and stay all day...

Click the link in our bio to see who’s playing!

#earthquakerday #earthquakerday2019 #akron #akronohio #akronmusicscene


Join smARTstudio at the Akron Children's Museum for Marble Moon Masterpieces 🌛✨🌜  @akron_childrens_museum  #smARTSaturda...
07/06/2019

Join smARTstudio at the Akron Children's Museum for Marble Moon Masterpieces 🌛✨🌜 @akron_childrens_museum #smARTSaturday

Let's explore painting with marbles while creating colorful and wonderfully abstract masterpieces that are out of this world 🚀 Marble Moon Masterpieces workshop is an open-ended opportunity to enjoy the process of creating through play. Fun for all ages!

WHEN : Saturday July 20 1:00-2:00

WHERE : Akron Childrens Museum

HOW : Free for museum members / $5 non-members **Registration is required via akronkids.org**

photo : iheartcraftythings

A million thank yous Chris Rutan for capturing this sweet moment from Saturday’s Delightful pARTy at the Akron Art Museu...
07/02/2019

A million thank yous Chris Rutan for capturing this sweet moment from Saturday’s Delightful pARTy at the Akron Art Museum ✨🌙
Dread & Delight is on view through September 22 🥀 #AkronArtMuseum #DreadandDelight

Fairy tales are about to get dark 🥀 Join smARTStudio at the Dread & Delight opening pARTy at the Akron Art Museum @akron...
06/27/2019

Fairy tales are about to get dark 🥀 Join smARTStudio at the Dread & Delight opening pARTy at the Akron Art Museum @akronartmuseum 🖤 We’ll explore a variety of magical materials to craft eerie and enchanting adornments to wear as you wander the wonderful world of the Dread & Delight exhibit 🥀 Who wants to create faerie flower crowns and mythical beast ears? #getsmART #dreadanddelight #akronartmuseum

WHEN : Saturday June 29 11-2

WHERE : Akron Art Museum

HOW : free members preview / non-members $10 REGISTRATION REQUIRED via akronartmusem.org

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Graphic ...
06/25/2019

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Graphic Novel Illustration Day No2 : Developing a narrative, setting, and using plenty of lines that show movement🕺💃🏽 #CampCreativity #getsmART

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Graphic ...
06/24/2019

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Graphic Novels Illustration Day No1 : Practicing pacing and panel positioning 🕷 A wonderful exploratory drawing exercise inspired by @nathantward that I learned during his Mini-Comix and Zines workshop {part of CIA’s “The Art of Paper” Spring 2019 continuing education offerings}🕷#CampCreativity #getsmART

06/22/2019

“It’s a Pop Up Pizza Party” 🍕#CampCreativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustra...
06/21/2019

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustration Day No4 : Adding patterns to the surface of our painted papers and cutting shapes to create collages inspired by the work of Eric Carle ✂️ #CampCreativity #getsmART @ Akron Children's Museum

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustra...
06/21/2019

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustration Day No3 : Campers put on their imaginary chef hats and followed “color recipes” as they blended primary colors to create secondary colors 🌈 We’ll add details tomorrow with oil pastels to fill the painted page with patterns. Shapes will then be cut from the pages to create character collages inspired by the work of Eric Carle #CampCreativity #getsmART @ Akron Children's Museum

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustra...
06/21/2019

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustration Day No1 : Developing characters with a variety of drawing tools & exploring all the ways that facial features can show feelings and express emotions 🤩😀🙃😍 #artcommunicates #CampCreativity #getsmART @ Akron Children's Museum

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustra...
06/21/2019

What a wonderful way to stART the day 🌞 Camp Creativity at the Akron Childrens Museum @akron_childrens_museum / Illustration Day No2 : Developing a narrative, setting, and using plenty of lines that show movement🕺💃🏽 Benjamin is illustrating his book about imaginative adventures “The skeletons travel in a floating sun bubble to find the land of crystals where the fruit goblins live” {and yes, I already requested a copy of the book!} 💎💀✨ #CampCreativity #getsmART

Akron Children's Museum
06/20/2019

Akron Children's Museum

We’re cookin’ at camp now! Well, we’re actually painting, but you get the idea! #campcreativity #summerfun #memorymakin Look who’s here with us today🎨Jen from smART Studio!

Akron Children's Museum
06/20/2019

Akron Children's Museum

Camp Creativity is the place to be! 3-D creations in the making today with Instructor Eric VanRaepenbusch and some morning Eric Carle inspiration with Jen from smART Studio. Check out some other fun camp pics in the comments. #goodtimes #summerfun #3dbooks #kidswhomake

Oh this makes my heART happy♥️
06/20/2019

Oh this makes my heART happy♥️

Don’t forget to stop by the Museum Table to help us color our giant Full STEAM Ahead mural designed by local artist Jen Davis of smART Studio and zentangled by Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch! While you’re there ask how to take home your own giant mural for the kids to color, sign your kids up for our summer camps or how you can save 💰 on a family membership to the musuem! See you today at the Akron KidsFest🧡💚💛💙💜 And thanks to our fantastic volunteer team from Walsh Jesuit High School for coloring our first one. Come check it out!

06/06/2019
Highland Square PorchRokr Festival

Hip,hip, hooray!!
Highland Square PorchRokr Festival Musica Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

PorchRokr 2019 HEADLINERS announced! Congrats to Nathan-Paul & The Admirables!

#AboutLastNight Weaving FUNdamentals Workshop : exploratory art enrichment at Nordonia Hills Branch Library 🌞 #getsmART ...
06/06/2019

#AboutLastNight Weaving FUNdamentals Workshop : exploratory art enrichment at Nordonia Hills Branch Library 🌞 #getsmART #weavingiswonderful @ Nordonia Hills Branch Library

06/05/2019
Akron Children's Museum

smARTStudio ♥️ Akron Children's Museum

Have you registered for Camp Creativity yet? Follow link in post to secure your spot!

Camp Creativity Spotlight💡Jennifer Davis, a Visual Arts Educator🎨 and Owner of smART Studio, facilitates art enrichment workshops and creative opportunities for artists of all ages and skill sets. Don’t let your summer camper miss the opportunity to have fun learning with Jen Davis, REGISTER HERE: www.tinyurl.com/acmcamp2019 More about Jen in the comments section⬇️⬇️⬇️

Akron Children's Museum
05/28/2019

Akron Children's Museum

Designed to ignite a 🧡 of reading and storytelling, this fun approach to writing will bring book characters to life! Campers will engage in a daily warm-up exercise to get them moving and then work with a local author, artist, and educator to create a literary masterpiece. During this inspiring week at the Akron Children's Museum, participants will read, write, illustrate and present their own story. Each day will begin and end with fun, interactive exploration throughout the museum with access to all 20 exhibits! 👀 the comments for REGISTRATION LINK‼️ #summerfun #kidstuff #creativity

Join smARTStudio at Nordonia Hills Branch Library for a Wonderful Weaving Workshop 🌞 #getsmART I’m so very thrilled to f...
04/29/2019

Join smARTStudio at Nordonia Hills Branch Library for a Wonderful Weaving Workshop 🌞 #getsmART

I’m so very thrilled to facilitate this exploratory art experience as an introduction to weaving FUNdamentals. Participants will learn how to craft a reusable loom and explore a variety of ways to create colorful patterns with woven fibers and fabrics. No experience necessary!

WHEN : Wednesday June 5 6:00-8:00

WHERE : Nordonia Hills Branch Library

HOW : ✨this is a FREE workshop ✨ Registration is required to participate, secure your spot via akronlibrary.org / all supplies and materials provided, ages 16+

photo : landscape weaving created during smARTStudio Art Enrichment classes at Life Skills High School North Akron

Join smARTStudio at the Akron Childrens Museum for Mini Model Magic Masterpieces ✨ #smARTSaturday Let's explore art maki...
04/20/2019

Join smARTStudio at the Akron Childrens Museum for Mini Model Magic Masterpieces ✨ #smARTSaturday
Let's explore art making using air dry clay while creating colorful sculptures 🍭 Mini Model Magic Masterpieces is an open-ended opportunity to enjoy the process of creating and learning through play. Fun for all ages!
WHEN : Saturday May 11 9:30-10:30

WHERE : Akron Childrens Museum

HOW : Registration is required via akronkids.org / $15 includes all supplies and materials

photo : smARTStudio facilitated “Mini Food Masterpieces” workshop during Akron Art Museum’s Docent Appreciation Day at Mustard Seed Market, June 2016

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smARTStudio offers art enrichment workshops and creative opportunities for all ages. + Studio classes emphasize and encourage discovery, exploration and creative problem-solving. Multi-media instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and fiber arts. + Clay workshops explore foundations, techniques, and materials. Instruction introduces clay fundamentals and extends skills in creating with clay. + Private lessons and homeschool classes are an option for artists seeking individualized instruction. + Open studio times are available by appointment, contact smARTStudio for more information. + Creative professional development and team building workshops for schools, school districts, organizations, small businesses, and corporations.

Facilitated by Jennifer Davis : Visual Arts Educator and owner of smARTStudio - Ohio Educator Licensure : PreK-12 Visual Arts Education - BA in Visual Art Education : University of Akron - Teaching experience : 2008 - 2013 grades K-5 Woodridge Local Schools / 2013- present smARTStudio

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