Our Story

Smart with Art is a mobile art education company offering high-quality art education programming in schools and community centers throughout Washington.


Established in 2011, Smart with Art is currently serving over 200 schools. We offer a variety of before/after school educational options, daytime art programming, workshops and summer camps. We are a process oriented art program fostering self-expression and creativity.  Students will gain self-esteem as they learn to evaluate risk, solve problems creatively, and engage their imagination all while developing artistic skills.


Our mission is to put art into many children’s hands as possible! We work with all budgets to bring art into schools.  Let us be your full-service provider for enrichment programming.

Research shows that involvement in arts education can help ensure a child's success in school and life! America for the reports that young people who consistently participate in art programs are:

  • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

  • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools 

  • 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair

  • 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem

About Smart with Art

Our Founder

An Award Winning Program

Red Tricycle Awesome Awards

Best Art Classes

Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award

Best Art Classes


Best Art Classes

 Who is Amy Friedman? 

 Amy Friedman is the CEO of Smart with Art. She has spent her career as an educator bringing out the best in the next generation. Her goal is to get fantastic art education into the lives of as many families as possible.

  • Former President of the Washington Art Education Association

  •  Award Winning Elementary Art Education Specialist

  •  Former Member Snoqualmie Arts Commission

  • Board Member - Art with Heart

  • Art Avenue Sponsorship - Faber Castell

  •  Washington State Elementary Art Educator of the Year

  •  Pacific Region Elementary Art Educator of the Year

  •  Presenter at both State and National Art Education Conferences

  •  Masters Degree in Art Education from Columbia University

  •  Art Specialist for over 20 years in both public and private school settings

  •  Crayola Workshop Consultant for Washington State

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Smart with Art is a safe, fun, organized after school program that enhances a child’s sense of creativity, skill building, technique and history. As an art educator, I am so excited to be a part of this enthusiastic team!

— Smart with Art Educator