Myrtle Beach's Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum continually explores avenues for providing educational experiences in the visual arts.
  KidsArt at the Art MuseumGet a hands-on education at the Art Museum.
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:

Summer KidsArt

KidsArt Summer Programs are offered to children ages 5 through 7 and 8 through 12. Explore our summer exhibit with guided discovery and create artwork inspired by what you saw. Special sessions offered to summer groups, please call for more details.

Following the Art Museum's successful summer program format, KidsArt workshops are designed for community group visits and for individual participants. As in the past, these exciting, enriching and creative programs will take place in the Museum's bright and inviting studio. Exhibit tours and an introduction to Museum etiquette are included with stimulating art activities.

Pre-registration is required to all KidsArt classes. Email Arielle at afatuova@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org to register.

Classes for individuals

$45 members and $55 for non-members (includes daily instruction, art supplies and a snack)

July 14 - 16, 1 - 3 p.m.

Age: 5 - 7 years old

With Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as their guides, the children will learn what artistic techniques made Norman Rockwel's illustrations of their adventures so special and successful. With this in mind, we'll create maps illustrating each child's own imaginative adventures -- in three dimension!


July 21 - 23, 1 - 4 p.m.

Age: 8 - 12 years old

Our older participants will explore the world of advertising through the eyes and paintbrush of Norman Rockwell. Thinking about what made Rockwell's ads so appealing, the children will work in groups as advertising teams to design the marketing art work for a product enticing to present-day consumers.

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 date for one of the group activities.

Classes for Groups

Free of charge. Classes are for children aged 5 - 12 years old.

Searching fro a fun-filled art activity for your group this summer? Look no further! The Art Museum is offering Free 90 minute programs for children ages 5 - 12 June through August. Schedule your summer camp, home school group, church group or group of children from the neighborhood. Choose from one of the two programs below.


Tell a Story like Rockwell

Groups will explore Norman Rockwell's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn followed by a workshop where children will learn about Rockwell's technique and create their own illustrations for key scenes in the books using a variety of media, including watercolor and colored pencil. (workshop better suited for ages 8 - 12).


Adventure Maps

After a guided tour of Norman Rockwell's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, the children will create a map illustrating some of their own adventures. (Workshop is better suited for ages 5 - 7).

Summer classes are sponsored by:



Mommy and Me! (and Daddies too!)

Age: 3-4 years old

Free with family membership, $5 for non-members

The 1st Thursday of every month; All Year

10-11 a.m.

Saturday Art Adventures

Age: 5-7 years old

Free with family membership, $10 for non-members

The 2nd and 4th Saturdays from September - April

10 - 11:30 a.m..


Age: 8-12 years old

Free with family membership, $10 for non-members

The 2nd and 4th Saturdays from September - April

1-2:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for all KidsArt classes. Please contact Arielle at 843.238.2510 or afatuova@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org

KidsArt classes are generously sponsored by:





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

Girl Scout KidsArt

These classes are specifically designed for Girl Scouts to work towards earning their patches! Each class includes a tour of the Museum, teaching Museum etiquette and an art project in the studio. Choose which project fits best to earn the badge you need. Pre-registration is required. Contact Arielle to register, 843.238.2510 or afatuova@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org. Each class has a fee of $10 and meets 10 - 11:30 a.m.


Docent tours for school groups are provided at no charge. Contact the Museum to schedule at least two weeks in advance.

Field Trips

Let images like those in student art books come alive as they view actual artwork hanging on the walls of our galleries. Contact our Children's Education Coordinator for help planning the perfect class outing.


ArtTrunks are available for loan to schools and community groups at no cost. There are currently six different ArtTrunks available for loan, for a maximum of two weeks. The ArtTrunks were designed to complement visual arts exhibitions at the Art Museum. Each has materials for most grade levels and includes: posters, books, audiocassettes, CDs, videos and teacher's resource guide. These resources are designed to strengthen students' appreciation of art, prepare students for a Museum visit, and tie visual art into the teaching of various subject areas. To request an ArtTrunk, contact Arielle Fatuova via email or at (843) 238-2510.

The nine ArtTrunks available include: 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 and Jonathan Green.


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Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Admission is Free,
but donations are

3100 South Ocean Boulevard
(across from Springmaid Pier)
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
phone 843.238.2510
fax 843.238.2910

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Accessibility: Elevator access at ground floor under the building (call button activated). Wheelchair available on request. Handicap parking in front of the Museum.

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