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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.
  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 and Teens:

The Art Museum offers enriching and creative KidsArt programs September through April for children aged 3-18 and exciting KidsArt camps in June and July for ages 5-12.

 

Pre-registration is required for all KidsArt classes and camps. 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.

 

 

Summer Programs:

 

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)

 

This summer, the Art Museum will be filled top to bottom with The Art of the Brick, a global touring exhibition of sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. Our three day KidsArt camps will give children the opportunity to explore the art of Nathan Sawaya followed by hands-on building activities using LEGO Education's StoryStarter packs.

 

The StoryStarter solution is a motivating tool that encourages children to use their imagination to create narratives, characters and storylines while developing skills in speaking and listening, reading, language, writing and areas of technology and digital learning.

 

Choose from the following dates:

 

Ages 5-7

 

June 14th - 16th or July 12th - 14th

 

Ages 8-12

 

June 21st - 23rd or July 19th - 21st

 

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.

 

Summer KidsArt Field Trips

AGES: 5 - 7 / 8 - 12

FEE: Free

 

The Art Museum will be offering FREE 11/2 hour field trips to community groups. The trips are designed to give children the opportunity to explore the art of Nathan Sawaya followed by hands-on activities using LEGO Education's StoryStarter packs or, for our younger participants, designing their own salt dough LEGO figures.

 

Choose from the following activities:

 

Ages 5-7 | Design your own LEGO figure

 

Ages 8-12 | building with LEGO's StoryStarter

 

Included is a guided tour, instruction adn supplies. Dates and times for field trips are limited. 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 Programs September - April:

 

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.

 

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

 

AGES: 5 - 7

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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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