Something beautiful happens on Saturday mornings at The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), here in Columbus Ohio. Kids from all over the region from grades 1 through high school learn about art, design and creativity in their Saturday Morning Art Classes (SMAC)
My daughter has been taking classes here for several years and she uses this part of her education all the time. I’m confident that it helps her in math, science, music and social development. She has explored a myriad of subjects—from the fundamentals of drawing and landscape design and Photoshop to the development of a fantasy character and bringing it to life through illustration and sculpture. I love seeing what she does with these experiences and I can’t wait to see where she takes it.
Here’s a bit from the CCAD page about SMAC
“CCAD has provided quality arts education for tens of thousands of Central Ohio children since 1880. More than 1,200 children each year participate in CCAD’s Saturday Morning Art Classes and Creative Summer Workshops. Not all of the young people who take art classes go on to become the next great painter or designer but they do take with them the long-lasting benefits of arts education.”