Saturday Morning Youth Program

What is SMYP?

The Saturday Morning Youth Program at the WCMFA is one of the museum’s most popular and longstanding educational traditions. Open to young artists in grades 1-5, SMYP allows students to explore a wide variety of media and art styles to creatively express themselves. Students are exposed to the museum’s current exhibitions and draw inspiration from the works of art in our collection, as well as from our rotating exhibitions. This class is wonderful for children who love to surround themselves with art, who constantly draw and create their own worlds on paper, who love to dip their hands in paint and pour their thoughts onto the canvas, or for those who want to try something fun and new! We hope your child will join us.

SMYP is free for all students. All supplies are provided. This program is graciously sponsored by the Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund.

Important update due to COVID-19:

The dates of SMYP have been changed. Class is now from Saturday, May 2 – June 6, 2020 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Because of this, applications for SMYP will be accepted via email. The subject line MUST be “SMYP Application.” Email: 


Spring 2020 SMYP

Application deadline: Sunday, March 29 at 5 PM.

Dates: Saturdays, May 2 – June 6, 2020 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Please note: Submitting an application for SMYP does NOT guarantee registration. Applications will not be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Applications must be hand delivered or mailed to the Museum. No applications will be accepted via email.

Download the Spring 2020 SMYP Application.