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Our Story

Smart with Art is a mobile art education company offering high-quality art education programming in schools and community centers throughout Washington.  Since 2020 and Covid 19, Smart with Art has expanded offerings to include virtual classes, workshops, parties and more. We are reaching students, both children and adults, nationwide and worldwide with our online education offerings. Smart with Art Curriculum Kits are also available and have been developed to reach students and supply high quality art education at home.

Established in 2011, Smart with Art serves over 200 schools. We offer a variety of before/after school educational options, daytime art programming, workshops, and summer camps. Students will discover art through a process-oriented approach while 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 to schools and to students of all economic backgrounds. Let us be your full-service provider for enrichment programming.

Children involved in arts education can ensure success in school and in life. Participating in Smart with Art programming, students are likely to be recognized for academic achievement, elected to class offices, take part in math and science fairs, and win awards for authoring an essay or poem.

About Smart with Art

Our Founder

Multi-Year 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

Our Founder


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

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