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Programs for Youth

The Art Museum’s educational programs for youth are fun, creative ways for us to share our passion for the arts and education within our community. Our education staff is dedicated to discovering innovative ways to inspire young artists of all levels as they explore our exhibitions and create their own artwork in our bright, inviting art studio.

Whether they enroll in an art class, visit with a school or an organization, attend a summer camp, enter our juried high school exhibition or visit with their family, kids and teens of all ages will find the Art Museum an inviting place to explore, learn and make art.

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Mommy and Me (and Daddies too!)(ages 3-4)

These classes are a great way for parents and children to explore art, expand literacy skills and learn the basic elements of art together. We begin each program with reading a story that leads us to an exciting art adventure.Classes are limited to 10 students and fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required.

AGE: 3-4 years
WHEN: Every first Thursday of the month, September through April
TIME: 1 –2 p.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $5 for non members | FREE with a Museum Family Membership
Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode, for all registrations.

Spring 2018 Schedule
January 4th | Sorting Shapes
February 1st | Heartfilled Creations
March 1st | Season Shades
April 5th/strong> | Rainstick Patterns
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode, for all registrations.

 
Saturday Adventures (ages 5-7)

Our KidsArt programs are designed to provide young artists with the opportunity to explore the art in our galleries and create inspired art projects in the Studio.

Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Classes fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required.

AGE: 5-7 years
WHEN: Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, September through April
TIME: 10-11:30 a.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $10 for non members | FREE with a Museum family membership

Spring 2018 Schedule
January 13th | Guest Artists
Local artists Jim Calk and Betsy Havens will be visiting our KidsArt class to talk with the kids about being a professional artist and to guide them through a creative art workshop.
January 27th | Clay Creations
After touring Depth | 3D Works from the Museum’s Collection, students will learn the basic principles of working with clay and will create a masterpiece of their own.
February 10th | Mixed Media Selfies
Exhibiting artist William H. Miller will be visiting our KidsArt class to teach a mixed media collage technique using photography, magazines, paint and more.
February 24th | Myrtle Beach Rocks
Students will become part of Myrtle Beach Rocks by painting a “kindness rock” that they can place anywhere in Horry County for someone to discover and relocate. The hope to spread love and kindness.
March 10th | Monoprinting
After touring Collection Connections, students will learn the basic principles of printmaking and create colorful monoprints using geometric shapes.
April 14th | Jazz Collage
Inspired by Aaron Henderson’s Harmonic Progression displayed in Collection Connections, students will create musical0themed collages composed of bright colors and rhythmic marks.
April 28th | Intern’s Pick
The Museum’s intern from CCU, who is studying to become a future art education, will work with our Education Coordinator to lead a tour of the Museum exhibitions and conduct a carefully planned lesson in the studio.
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode, for all registrations.

 
Saturday Adventures (ages 8-12)

Our KidsArt programs are designed to provide young artists with the opportunity to explore the art in our galleries and create inspired art projects in the Studio.

Classes are limited to 15 students per class. Classes fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required.

AGE: 8-12 years
WHEN: Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, September through April
TIME: 1-2:30 p.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $10 for non members | FREE with a Museum Family Membership

Spring 2018 Schedule
January 13th | Guests Artists
Local artists, Jim Calk and Betsy Havens will be visiting our KidsArt class to talk with the kids about being a professional artist and to guide them through a creative art workshop.
January 27th | Uncover the Woodgrain
After touring Depth | 3D Works from the Museum’s Collection students will be given 12 x 12 wood panels and watercolor paints to create art incorporating the panel’s grain patterns.
February 10th | Artistic Vision
Exhibiting artist William H. Miller will be visiting our KidsArt class to teach abstract expressionism in a collaborative art project where students will explore the connection of imagery and meaning.
February 24th | Charcoal Travels
After a tour of Steven Bleicher’s charcoal drawings that illustrate travel on the open road, students will use their imagination to draw their own modes of transportation.
March 10th | Collagraph Printing
After touring Collection Connections, students will learn about collagraph printing and will create their own prints using a variety of materials.
April 14th | Complementary Triptych
In this class, students will learn about composition by creating a triptych where three different images are intended to be appreciated together as a grouping.
April 28th | Intern’s Pick
The Museum’s intern from CCU, who is studying to become a future art educator, will work with our Education Coordinator to lead a tour o the Museum exhibitions and conduct a carefully planned lesson in the studio.
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode, for all registrations.

 

 

T.A.P. is designed to inspire teens to tap into their inner artists by discovering the art in our galleries, meeting artists, exploring new media in the studio and learning about some of art history’s most significant movements.Classes are limited to 15 students per class and fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required.

AGE: 13-18 years
WHEN: Every third Saturday of the month, September through April
TIME: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $20 for non members | $15 with a Museum Family Membership

Spring 2018 Schedule
January 20th | Unique Batik
Inspired by the art work displayed in Collection Connections, students will create beautiful banners using a glue batik technique and acrylic paints.
February 17th | Paper Cut
After touring Depth | 3D Works from the Museum’s Collection, students will cut intricate designs in paper and sculpt them into three-dimensional masterpieces.
March 17th | Map Illustrations
Inspired by Steven Bleicher’s travel themed exhibit, teens will redevelop exhibiting lines on maps to bring new images to life.
April 21st | Word Art
Exhibiting artist William H. Miller will be visiting our teen group. Students will express words meaningful to them through visual imagery on a collaborative canvas.
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode, for all registrations.

 

KidsArt Summer Camp

In lieu of Saturday classes, the Art Museum offers Summer Camps for children ages 5-7 and 8-12 in June and July inspired by our summer exhibition. In each three-day camp, children will tour the current exhibition and create a work of art inspired by the exhibiting artist’s work. Summer Camps fill up quickly and space is limited. Summer camp registration begins Tuesday, May 8, 2018 with Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode.

Contact our Assistant Education Coordinator to register:
Tracey Roode
TRoode@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

KidsArt Summer Camp Schedule

Each session will have different classes and projects, based on our current and open exhibition. Please note which exhibition each Summer Camp will be inspired by. Contact Tracey Roode with any questions or concerns.

Inspired by The Water’s Fine

Ages 5-7 | Tuesday June 12 – Thursday June 14, 2018 | 1-3 p.m.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Studio
Campers will tour The Water’s Fine and will closely observe the motion of the ocean while learning about the marine biodiversity of our region during a visit to the beach. Back in the studio, campers will learn various techniques for depicting water through paintings and will work in groups to turn the art studio into a magical underwater art exhibition.

Ages 8-12 | Tuesday June 19 – Thursday June 21, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.
Clean Water Art
Campers will tour The Water’s Fine and, during a visit to the beach, will closely observe the motion of the ocean while learning about real environmental challenges to our blue planet. Back in the studio, students will learn various techniques for depicting water in different mediums and will collaborate to design an art exhibit that celebrates our oceans and highlights what we can do to protect our shared ocean.
 
Inspired by Making Waves | A Drew Brophy Retrospective

Ages 5-7 | Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 1-3 p.m.
Natural Artists
Campers will tour Making Waves | A Drew Brophy Retrospective and will learn about surf culture and sacred geometry – shapes found in nature. Campers will then search for nature’s designs in shells and flora during a visit to the beach. Back in the studio, inspired by nature and Brophy’s art, campers will design t-shirts, surfboards and accessories.

Ages 8-12 | Tuesday, July 24 – Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.
New Wave Designs
Campers will tour Making Waves | A Drew Brophy Retrospective and will learn about various aspects of surf culture including its people, music, language, fashion and lifestyle. Using surf culture and Brophy’s art work as inspiration, campers will work in groups to design t-shirts, surfboards and accessories.

 
Fees
$45 with Museum Family Membership | $55 for non-members.
Fees include guided tours, daily instruction, supplies and snacks. Payment due upon registration. Camps are limited to 18 students.

 
Kids Summer Camps at the Pottery Studio
Summer camps are available for ages 8-15 at the Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio.
Please visit the Pottery Studio page for more information and class registration.

 
Community Field Trips

During the summer months, the Art Museum offers FREE 1½-hour field trips to community groups.  The trips are designed to give children the opportunity to explore the art of our exhibiting artist followed by hands-on activities.

Field trips with workshops include a guided tour of the exhibit with instructions and supplies for a workshop in our bright studio.

Summer 2018

Searching for a fun-filled art activity for your group this summer? Look no further! From June 12 through August 10, the Art Museum offers FREE programs for children ages 5-12. Schedule your group visit, today!

Each program will begin with a guided tour of Making Waves | A Drew Brophy Retrospective followed by a hands-on workshop in our art studio.

Field Trip Workshops:
Surf’s Up! | Children will be stoked to use a variety of materials to design their own surfboards inspired by the Art of Drew Brophy.

Mindful Mandalas | This workshop is best suited for older children (ages 8-12) who would like to learn about sacred geometry and created colorful geometric prints.

Field trip registration is open. Please contact our Assistant Education Coordinator, Tracey Roode, for all registrations.
TRoode@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

 

Field Trips

The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum offers field trips to explore our current exhibitions. We invite educators and youth leaders to expand their classroom curriculum and/or activities for children and teens with an immersive Art Museum experience.For field trip reservations, call or email our Assistant Education Coordinator at least three weeks in advance:

Tracey Roode
TRoode@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

Please include the following information:

– Teacher or leader name
– School or organization name, address and phone number
– Date and time requested
– Number of participants and grade level or age of group

HOURS: Tours are available by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
CHAPERONES: One adult for every 10 students is required; three adults are required for 25 students.
LUNCH FACILITIES: The Museum does not have a designated area for groups to eat lunch. If weather permits, our front lawn may be used for a picnic-style lunch. The Museum is also a short walk to the beach, another possible picnic site. Please make picnic arrangements with the Education Coordinator when scheduling your trip.

To make the most out of your visit to the Art Museum, please read our Field Trip Procedures and the Pre and Post Field Trip Activities.

There are a variety of options for planning a field trip to the Art Museum:

Self-Guided Tour
This option allows groups to explore the Museum on their own. Groups visiting with 10 or more children must schedule a date and time with our Education Coordinator. Self-guided tours are limited to 15 children and must have two or three adults present. There is no charge for a self-guided tour.

Guided Tour
This option provides your group with a docent that will guide your learning experience with a gallery tour specifically designed for school-age groups. There is no charge for this hour-long tour, but a donation is suggested. These tours are available for grades K-12. Guided tours are limited to 25 students, and there must be three chaperones for 25 students or one chaperone for every 10 students.

Workshop Tour
This option has the benefits of a guided tour plus a hands-on workshop in the Art Studio. This 1 ½-hour visit is limited to 25 students and has a materials fee of $3 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is required, three chaperones for 25 students.

Homeschool Program
Our unique art education programs are designed for small homeschool co-op groups to develop critical thinking and observational skills through gallery tours and discussions while exploring a variety of art media in the art studio.

Classes are arranged by ages 5-7 or 8-12 years old. Parents are not required to stay with their children participating in a class; however, those who wish to accompany their children must sign up in advance. Due to the available space in the galleries and art studio, programs are limited to 15 participants (including parents/ siblings).

A member of your homeschool co-op can schedule guided tours of the Museum using the same process as school groups. A minimum of eight students is required.

Contact our Assistant Education Coordinator to register:
Tracey Roode
TRoode@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

School buses must park in the Art Museum’s back parking lot.
Field Trip Procedures

WHEN ARRIVING AT THE ART MUSEUM

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the time you scheduled your visit with our Education Coordinator.

A member from our education staff will greet you outside in the back parking lot of the Art Museum. If there is not someone outside when you arrive, have an adult member of your group check in at the Museum Front Desk before you have the children get off of the bus.

Bus parking is limited but a space in the back parking lot should be available for your group.

Access for students with a disability is available. Please inquire prior to your visit to ensure accommodations are made.

DURING YOUR VISIT

Student behavior, safety and security are the teacher’s or group leader’s responsibility. Groups must be supervised at all times. An art museum is a home for rare and priceless works of art, and our job is to provide visitors with the opportunity to see these works of art. In order to do so, we have to protect them so visitors can see them years from now. Please keep these helpful tips in mind during your trip to the Art Museum.

  • PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH the artwork on display. By not touching the artwork, you help us protect these objects from the natural oils and dirt on our skin that can damage them and leave harmful prints.
  • KEEP YOUR DISTANCE by staying at least an arm’s length away from the works of art. It may be helpful to fold your arms across your chest or put your hands in your pockets.
  • NEVER RUN in the museum. Always walk.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINKS are permitted in the galleries.
  • BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHER MUSEUM VISITORS by talking in quiet tones and silencing your cell phones.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALLOWED in the Art Museum. The bright flash of light can fade the surface of the artwork. Non-flash photography for private use is permitted in designated areas. Please ask the Front Desk receptionist for the photography policies prior to your tour—photography policies vary with each exhibit.
  • LEAVE THE BULKY STUFF BEHIND. To avoid accidentally bumping into a work of art, leave your backpack or large purse behind during a tour of the Art Museum.
  • CHILDREN UNDER 14 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.
Pre & Post Field Trip Activities

We recommend that teachers visit the Museum prior to their school field trip day. This will allow teachers to familiarize themselves with the Art Museum and the exhibitions on display. For more information on the exhibits that are on display, visit Exhibitions.

PRE-VISIT ACTIVITIES

LEARN TO LOOK CLOSELY
Encourage your students to observe the things that surround them. Have them discover the lines, shapes and colors that they see around the classroom. Take a walk outside and look for interesting shapes in nature. This activity is about discovering art in places we tend to pass by.

FUEL YOUR IMAGINATION
Show your students four or five different artworks of your choice. Ask them questions. What do you see? What is your favorite part? Does the artwork remind you of anything? As they are looking at the artwork, ask them to imagine the sounds they might hear or the smells they might experience if they were part of this artwork.

POST-VISIT ACTIVITY

After your visit to the Museum, discuss with your students what they learned and their opinions about the art. What pieces did they like or dislike and why?

ArtTrunks

Our ArtTrunks are 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 contact our Assistant Education Coordinator:
Tracey Roode
TRoode@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

Available ArtTrunks:

  • Ansel Adams: Masterworks
  • John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist
  • Confederate Currency: The Color of Money
  • A 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
Horry-Georgetown County High Schools Juried Exhibition

The Art Museum has hosted this juried spring exhibition since 2000. Open to all high school students residing in Horry and Georgetown counties and enrolled in an art curriculum, this exhibition provides area students with an opportunity to submit their works to jurors who are professionals for possible exhibition at the Art Museum. It also fosters several goals: to locally promote high-school student art; to build self esteem among area students; to demonstrate to students one way artists earn money through their art; to develop professionalism in student artists, and to promote the Art Museum within the schools and communities. Awards are given for outstanding work in various categories; the works are judged by a professional artist. Students can discuss with their high school art teachers how to take part in this event.

Homeschooled students must be enrolled in an approved art curriculum course with a local instructor. For more information regarding this curriculum homeschooled students should contact:

Jennifer Cormack
jenncormack@sc.rr.com
843.465.7280

 

Early Art Education Program

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum brings art to area pre-schools with our Early Art Education Program. The goal of this program is to expose children, ages 3-4, to the basic elements of art in hopes that art will become a part of their lives as they grow older. Creating art from a young age is proven to help children develop problem solving abilities, build fine motor skills and promote creativity that will help prepare them for their entry into elementary school.Each month, Tracey Roode, Outreach Coordinator, visits preschools and daycares in Horry and Georgetown counties and, through fun and creative art and literacy activities, introduces children to:

  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Textures
  • Lines
  • Patterns
  • Space

The Early Art Education Program is made possible by the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, The Chapin Foundation and PNC, Grow Up Great.

 

THE FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM IN MYRTLE BEACH

Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.