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.
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:
June 14th - 16th or July 12th - 14th
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
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
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:
Students are guided through the exhibit by their teacher.
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)
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.
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.
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
Animation B.C. (Before Computers): A History of Art in Motion
KidsArt classes are generously sponsored by:
Tami Springs Brooks in Thanksgiving for her children Christi, Jerrett, Boni Belle and her grandson Landon