Myrtle Beach's Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum continually explores avenues for providing educational experiences in the visual arts.
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Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina





















For Children and Teens:

The Art Museum offers enriching and creative KidsArt programs September through April for children aged 3-18.


Pre-registration is required for all KidsArt classes. Please email Children's Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, or call the Art Museum, to reserve your child's spot in any of the programs listed below.


Follow the link for a printable schedule: KidsArt2015


T.A.P. (Teen Art Program)

AGES: 13 - 18

TIME: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FEE: $15 for members / $20 for non-members

Through an exploration of art history's most significant art movements, teens aged 13-18 will tap into their inner artists while discovering some of the artistic techniques of history's greatest masters.


SEPTEMBER 19th - Renaissance

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." - Leonardo Da Vinci

Some of the most well-known artists in the world lived and worked during the Renaissance (14th - 17th centuries). This distinctive period of art will lead us to uncover the meanings of art techniques, such as chiaroscuro, foreshortening and sfumato, and how the masters used them.


OCTOBER 17th - Impressionism

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that is often characterized by loose brushstrokes depicting natural light and its changing qualities. Learn how to paint using individual brushstrokes, like Monet, Degas and more.


NOVEMBER 21st - Post-Impressionism

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" - Vincent Van Gough

Post-Impressionist artists were bothered by the loss of structure in Impressionist paintings, which led them to revive a sense of order while also incorporating the use of geometric forms and unnatural light. Focusing on these qualities, students will become Post-Impressionist artists.


DECEMBER 19th - Cubism

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." - Pablo Picasso

Cubism has been considered the most influential art movement of the 20th-century. Breaking up three-dimensional forms and reassembling them abstractly using a variety of viewpoints, students will create their own Cubist portraits.



Saturday Art Adventures

Programs for ages 5-7 and 8-12 are offered every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Choose from the following dates for your child to explore our exhibitions, learn about the masters of art history and create inspired artwork in the studio.


AGES: 8 - 12

TIME: 1 - 2:30 p.m.

FEE: Free with family membership / $10 for non-members


SEPTEMBER 26th - Abstract Pinwheels

Students will discover the art of 5 Abstract Expressionist artists and incorporate each of their unique methods into an abstract pinwheel design.


OCTOBER 10th - Narrative Paintings

South Carolina artist Jonathan Green captures the heritage of his ancestors with skillful use of color and narrative representation. Employing these techniques, students will create their own family paintings.


OCTOBER 24th - Make it Pop Art

Many Pop artists used monochromatic color schemes in their work. Using tints, tones and shades of one color, students will create Pop Art masterpieces.


NOVEMBER 14th - Denim Designs

Inspired by Myrtle Beach artist Jim Arendt's works in denim, students will create a layered collage using a variety of shades of cut denim.


DECEMBER 12th - The Magritte Project

Taking inspiration from the imaginative paintings of Surrealist artist Rene Magritte, students will create a surreally awesome rendition of their own.


AGES: 5 - 7

TIME: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

FEE: Free with family membership / $10 for non-members


SEPTEMBER 26th - Action Paintings

Students will observe and identify lines and shapes as they appear in their own Jackson-Pollock-inspired splatter painting.


OCTOBER 10th - Dreaming Dots

After touring South Carolina artist Jonathan Green's Rice exhibit, students will discover the connection between his work and some of art history's masters of pointillism and compose a painting made up of painted dots.


OCTOBER 24th - Animal Magic

Inspired by the earliest works of art created by cavemen, students will bring new life to these prehistoric artifacts by creating their own cave paintings using ground berries and scraps of tile.


NOVEMBER 14th - Shades of Blue

After touring Myrtle Beach artist Jim Arendt's Indigo exhibit, students will create an abstract work of art representing the elements of line and value.


DECEMBER 12th - Clay Play

Inspired by ceramic works in The State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations II exhibit, students will learn the basics of building with clay.



Mommy and Me! (and Daddies too!)

This program is offered every first Thursday of the month for parents and children to be creative together through story time and art activities that help your child learn the basic elements of art.


AGES: 3 - 4

TIME: 1 - 2 p.m.

FEE: Free with family membership / $5 for non-members


SEPTEMBER 3rd - Dots, Spots & Circles


OCTOBER 1st - Dino Shapes


NOVEMBER 5th - Sensory Sea


DECEMBER 3rd - Color Case


Follow the link for a printable schedule: KidsArt2015




Field Trips:


Incorporating the Art Museum into your classroom curriculum is a unique and wonderful way of extending your student's education. The Art Museum experience is not limited to extending education in the art curriculum but also in history, language arts, science and even foreign language. Field trips for school groups, home school co-ops, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. are provided at no charge.


There are a variety of options for planning a field trip to the Art Museum:


Self-Guided Tour

Students are guided through the exhibit by their teacher.


Guided Tour

Students are led by a museum docent who provides them with museum etiquette and a guided tour through the galleries exploring our current exhibits.

(30 minutes -1 hour)


Workshop Tour

This option has the benefits of a guided tour followed by a workshop of an exhibit-correlated theme. (1 1/2 hours)

Email our Children's Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova at least 2 weeks in advance for help planning the perfect class outing.




Educational Resources:


Our ArtTrunks were designed to provide educators with the resources needed to strengthen students' appreciation of art, prepare them for a museum visit, and tie visual arts into the teaching of various subject areas.


ArtTrunks are available for loan to schools and community groups at no cost.


To request an ArtTrunk, email our Children's Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, or call the Art Museum.


Contact our Children's Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova at least 2 weeks in advance for help planning the perfect class outing.


Available ArtTrunks:


Ansel Adams: Masterworks

John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist

Confederate Currency: The Color of Money

The Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts

Jasper Johns: 41 Years of Prints

The Fabric of Jazz

Kimono: Art, Fashion and Society

The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Jonathan Green

Animation B.C. (Before Computers): A History of Art in Motion



Summer Programs:


Summer KidsArt Field Trips

AGES: 5 - 12

FEE: Free


Searching for a fun-filled art activity for your group this summer? Look no further! The Art Museum offers FREE field trips for ages 5-12 June through August. Email or call our Children's Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, to schedule a field trip for your summer camp, home school co-op, church group or group of children from the neighborhood.


KidsArt Summer Camps

AGES: 5-7 / 8-12

FEE: $45 for members and $55 for non-members

(includes daily instruction, art supplies and a snack)


The Art Museum offers three-day KidsArt Summer camps for children to explore the art in our galleries and discover a variety of mediums in the bright and inviting art studio.


Summer KidsArt classes fill up quickly and may already be at capacity. If this happens, please put your name on the wait list or put a group together and schedule a field trip.


Pre-registration is required for all KidsArt classes. Please email or call Children's Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, to reserve your child's spot.


2015 Summer classes are sponsored by:


KidsArt classes are generously sponsored by:






Tami Springs Brooks in Thanksgiving for her children Christi, Jerrett, Boni Belle and her grandson Landon



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Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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