" Since I began taking classes at the SMAA, I have learned to see the world in a new way...I see color and light in nature, that I never noticed before. This has enriched my life more than words can say." --Student.
"When the art program dried up at my children's school, I began looking for a place that gave art lessons for kids. I live far away, and I looked all over the place to find a suitable program or class for my kids. Either the class was too structured, or cost a fortune, or was held at a time when we couldn't make it...or something. I found the SMAA, and the classes are small, so they get individualized instruction, the supplies are included for kids in their choice of medium, and they worked with me on my schedule and commute time so we could make it. My kids loved the experience! Thank you SMAA for being there for us!" --Mother of Students.
"I gave a scholarship for my aged mother to take a class at the SMAA. She had grown more and more housebound, and disinterested in her life. She began classes at the SMAA, and slowly but surely, she became more alert and interested in living life again! Thank You SMAA!
"I wanted to take art classes, but had gone into some hard times in my life, and couldn't afford it. I received a scholarship, and was able to take a class. Loved it! --Student.