The Smith Center education department is housed in the Elaine Wynn Studio for Arts Education inside the Boman Pavilion.
Think back to when you were in school. What is your fondest memory? Was it a field trip to attend a concert or theater performance; was it playing a part in a class play, singing in the choir, playing an instrument or having your work of art exhibited at school? Memories of arts experiences are often the fondest and most vivid memories of our school days. It is the mission of The Smith Center’s Education and Outreach Department to build similar life-long memories by offering high-quality arts experiences for students, teachers, and the community.
STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCES
Students and teachers across Clark County are invited to attend special daytime performances ranging from literature based theater to dance and puppet shows.
Through our partnership with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program, workshops are offered for area K-12 teachers sharing strategies for arts-based learning.
EARLY LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS
Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts is a regional program in cooperation with the Wolf Trap Institute offering teaching artist residencies in preschool classrooms.
NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS
A statewide competition for high school musical theater performers – two winners are selected to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards in NYC.
DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS
Selected CCSD elementary schools work with trained teaching artists to produce a Disney KIDS musical for their school communities.
Camp Broadway offers summer camp opportunities to theater-loving kids, aged 6-17 led by Broadway experienced professionals.
A roster of selected local artists dedicated to teaching and performing in schools and community centers throughout southern Nevada.
ENSURING THE ARTS FOR ANY GIVEN CHILD
The Smith Center serves as the lead organization for the Southern Nevada Any Given Child Initiative, working to ensure access to the arts for all K-8 students.