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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.

 

 

T.A.P. (Teen Art Program)

AGES: 13 - 18

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

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

Teens aged 13-18 will tap into their inner artists by discovering the art in our galleries, meeting artists, exploring new mediums in the studio, and learning about some of art history's most significant art movements.

 

JANUARY 19th - Fiber Art

Fiber art has been around for centuries and in this class, students will be given the opportunity to explore this form of art-making with fibers such a string, paper, fabric and more.

 

FEBRUARY 20th - Visiting Artist

Exhibiting artist, Joe Quinn, will take us on a tour of Underwater, a photography exhibit of ocean-floor-scapes. Students will then have artistic freedom to create a piece inspired by Quinn's work.

 

MARCH 19th - Color Caps

After exploring Kirkland Smith | Assemblages, students will work together on a collaborative mural for the Art Museum constructed completely out of colored bottle caps.

 

APRIL 16th - Topography

Charles Clary's Infect[ious] Installations will be our inspiration for this class. Students will cut, layer and arrange paper to build sculptures just as the artist has done.

 

 

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

 

JANUARY 9th - Frank Lloyd Wright Homes: Part I*

After touring Architecture of the Interior, students will design a home and environment inspired by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

*This is a two-part class. Students must sign up for Part II as well.

 

JANUARY 23rd - Frank Lloyd Wright Homes: Part II*

After touring Architecture of the Interior, students will design a home and environment inspired by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

*This is a two-part class. Students must sign up for Part I as well.

 

FEBRUARY 13th - Art Underwater

Exhibiting underwater photographer Joe Quinn takes us on a tour of his exhibit and tells about the declining environmental state of our oceans and what we can do to better it. An artist - led workshop will follow.

 

FEBRUARY 27th - Surreally?

Exploring the world of surrealist waterscapes, students will create an underwater scene transforming kitchen utensils into sea creatures.

 

MARCH 12th - Disposable Nature

Students will discover the assemblages of exhibiting artist Kirkland Smith. Using found objects and recycled bottle caps, they will create their own individual color wheels and make a collaborative mural.

 

MARCH 26th - Draw This!

In this class, students will participate in a team-based game. They will pick two words out of a hat and convey them together in a drawing from which their teammates will try to guess their words.

 

APRIL 9th - Abstract Topography

Exhibiting artist Charles Clary layers colorful papers to create intricate installation sculptures. Using his technique as inspiration, students will create their own paper masterpieces.

 

APRIL 23rd - Just Make It

In this class, students will find inspiration for their own art after touring the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

 

 

AGES: 5 - 7

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

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

 

JANUARY 9th - Let's Paint!

After reading the children's book Let's Paint, students will learn that, in art, there is no right way or wrong way to create. Our ideas will then unfold into masterpieces.

 

JANUARY 23rd - Brown Bag Bungalows

Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, students will learn architectural vocabulary and create their own bungalows out of brown paper bags.

 

FEBRUARY 13th - Art Underwater

Exhibiting underwater photographer Joe Quinn takes us on a tour of his exhibit and tells about the declining environmental state of our oceans and what we can do to better it. An artist - led workshop will follow.

 

FEBRUARY 27th - Art Crumbles

After reading Ish by Peter Reynolds, students will use the characters' crumble technique to create their own art.

 

MARCH 12th - Mystery Box Challenge

After touring exhibiting artist Kirkland Smith's colorful portraits made up of assembled post-consumer materials, students will create their own sculptures by assembling found objects from their mystery boxes.

 

MARCH 26th - Patterned Pieces

Students will use a variety of materials to create different patterns on pre-cut pieces of paper. They'll then arrange them together, like puzzle pieces, to create a composition.

 

APRIL 9th - Pop-Up Paper

Students will learn what a sculpture is during their tour of Charles Clary | Infect[ious] Installations. Back in the studio, they'll use a variety of colored strips of paper to create sculptures.

 

APRIL 23rd - Just Make It

In this class, students will find inspiration for their own art after touring the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

 

 

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

 

JANUARY 7th - Shaping Elephants

 

FEBRUARY 4th - Color Crate

 

MARCH 3rd - Expressive Patterns

 

APRIL 7th - Blooming Hands

 

 

 

 

Field Trips:

 

Incorporating the Art Museum into your classroom curriculum is a unique and wonderful way of extending your students' 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.

KidsArt classes are generously sponsored by:

 

 

 

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

 

 

 
 
 
 
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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.
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(across from Springmaid Pier)
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
phone 843.238.2510
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