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:



Mommy and Me! (and Daddies too!)

Age: 3-4 years old

Free with family membership, $5 for non-members

10-11 a.m.

Thursday, April 2: Flying Patterns

Saturday Art Adventures

Age: 5-7 years old

Free with family membership, $10 for non-members

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 28: My Inner Garden

After exploring the vibrant paintings of Laurie Blum, you will learn how to express feelings through the visual language of form and color.

Saturday, April 11 or 25: Espresso Paintings

Explore the art if Reynier Llanes and learn how to paint with espresso coffee.


Age: 8-12 years old

Free with family membership, $10 for non-members

1-2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28: Beneath the Surface

Inspired by exhibiting artist, Charles Williams, you will create a self-discovery piece that reveals your individuality.

Saturday, April 11 or 25: Express Your Impression

One a journey through Voices of the Island, you will discover expressionist techniques and apply them to your own art.

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.

Saturday, April 18: Espresso Expressions

The monochromatic coffee paintings of Reynier Llanes will teach us the element of value and how to illustrate it using coffee.


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.

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. Call Arielle at 843.238.2510 to register.

Classes for individuals

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

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.

Summer classes are sponsored by:







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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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For bus tours or groups of 20 or more please see Docent Tours.

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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