smART Saturdays


Expect the unexpected with these “out of the box” art encounters for young artists ages 6-16.

Occurring once a month in the newly remodeled Glab Family Art Studio, smART Saturdays offer a fun opportunity to connect with your child through flexible open-ended art projects designed to encourage creativity and thinking outside the box. Instruction and project guidelines will be provided, but individual expression is encouraged. Instructors: Amethyst Barron & Caitlin Donald

Spring/Summer 2018 Class Schedule:

May 5th – Pet Rocks
Participants and their caretakers will paint and decorate rocks using a variety of interesting materials, with emphasis on giving their creations a personal flair. “Adoption cards” will be provided to engage creative story-telling by naming and describing what makes their pet unique.

June 16th – Time Capsules
Join in the long tradition of creating a time-capsule to preserve memories for the future. Young artists will be provided with a container to decorate and fill with small objects that they create, each representing a thought, insight, or feeling relevant to their current selves.

July 14th – Mini-boats 
Celebrate Summer weather by creating mini-boats that actually float! A variety of techniques will be demonstrated on how to make fun, water-resistant creations that participants can test-run in a small tub of water. How well can you make your boat float?

No smART Saturday in August

Registration Fee: $10 per session (Museum members $5)

Cancellations due to weather or other circumstances will be made prior to the scheduled class. An email and/or phone notice will go out notifying all of the cancellation and it will be posted on the DuMA Facebook page. Please make sure we have your most updated information to be contacted.


After successfully registering, you will receive an email with a health and photo release form attached as a .pdf file.  All students are required to have both forms on file for our classes. Please return these completed forms on the date of the first program. You may also save and email a copy to or print and mail the completed form to:

Dubuque Museum of Art
701 Locust St
Dubuque, IA 52001.

Questions?  Please contact:
Margaret Buhr
Director of Education, Dubuque Museum of Art
563-557-1851 ext. 15

smART Saturdays are sponsored by Runde Autogroup