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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

**Registration opens August 13, 2019.**

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
 
Sept 5 | Shape Monsters
After reading the classic, “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, students will learn about and practice identifying shapes and build their own monsters.
 
Oct 3 | Mixin’ It Up
We will read “Monsters Love Color” by Mike Austin and then students will learn about colors and color mixing through experimenting with hand print paintings.
 
Nov 7 | Lined Up
We will read, “Lines That Wiggle” by Candace Whitman, students will learn about different types of lines and then they will create line paintings with string art.
 
Dec 5 | On Your Mark
After reading, “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, students will learn about creating different shapes and then get to use stamps to create their own dot masterpieces.

Please contact Devann Gardner, Children’s Art Educator, at 843.238.2510 or email her here.

 

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

**Registration opens August 13, 2019.**

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
 
Sept 14 | Be Still My Art
After touring Rhythm and Hues students will take on a new perspective and build a three-dimensional still life composition of their own.
 
Sept 28 | Paper Cities
Students will tour Congregate and learn about architecture in art and will construct and paint their own paper city.
 
Oct 12 | Shadow Selfies
Students will draw inspiration from both exhibiting artists, Betsy Havens and Jim Calk, by tracing their own shadows and filling them with color for an expressionistic selfie.
 
Oct 26 | Be-hue-tiful Views
Inspired by Rhythm and Hues, students will experiment with new colors in their landscape drawings with oil pastels.
 
Nov 9 | Fan-’stache’-tic Prints
After touring the Collection Connections exhibit, students will learn they can create paintings using unusual materials.
 
Nov 23 | Intern’s Pick
This is our CCU Interns’ opportunity to lead the class through a gallery tour and art project of their own design.
 
Dec 14 | ‘Tis You
Students will explore the possibilities of portraiture and create a Betsy Havens’-inspired self-portrait.

If you wish to be on our mailing list to receive all summer camp information and for class registration, please contact Devann Gardner, Children’s Art Educator, at 843.238.2510 or email her here.

 

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

**Registration opens August 13, 2019.**

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
Sept 14 | Rainbow Row
After touring Congregate, students will construct their own architectural home and then design it with abstract watercolors.
Sept 28 | Esspresso Yourself
Drawing influence from Appalachian Spring made from oil and wax in our exhibit, students will experiment with coffee and other non-traditional mediums to “paint” with.
Oct 12 | A Little Silhouetto
Drawing inspiration from Betsy Havens, students will build a composition and paint inverted silhouettes from the shadows cast from their composition.
Oct 26 | Be-hue-tiful Views
Inspired by Rhythm and Hues, students will experiment with new colors in their landscape drawings with oil pastels.
Nov 9 | Guest Artist
Exhibiting artists, Betsy Havens and Jim Calk, will visit the art studio and lead students through a creative project inspired from their exhibition.
Nov 23 | Intern’s Pick
This is our CCU Inters’ opportunity to lead the class through a gallery tour and art project of their own design.
Dec 14 | Losing My Marbles
Taking after artist Jim Calk’s expressionistic style, students will investigate the fluidity of color and create custom marbled wraps on their works.

If you wish to be on our mailing list to receive all summer camp information and for class registration, please contact Devann Gardner, Children’s Art Educator, at 843.238.2510 or email her here.

 

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

**Registration opens August 13, 2019.**

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
Sept 21 | Guest Artist
Environmental sculptor, Jim Swaim, will visit the art studio to lead students through a creative art project inspired by his metal sculpture on our lawn.
Oct 19 | Retro Video
Inspired from the black and white photography in our permanent collection, students will use VHS film strips and “sculpt” a photograph.
Nov 16 | Guest Artist
Exhibiting artists, Betsy Havens and Jim Calk, will visit the art studio and lead students through a creative project inspired from their exhibition.
Dec 21 | Sketch an Etch
After analyzing Jonathan Green’s use of color and pattern, students will create their own patterned composition using subtractive drawing techniques.

Field trip registration is open. Please contact Devann Gardner, Children’s Art Educator, at 843.238.2510 or email her here.

 

Introducing a fine arts painting class where budding artists can learn the technical skills to
develop their own artistic styles. While guided instruction is provided, independence of creativity
is highly encouraged. Classes will include materials, but artists are welcome to bring their own.
Each class will focus on different painting methods and styles so you are invited to join any or all
classes while spots are available! Each session, artists will hone their skills by creating their very
own masterpieces.

First Saturday of every month for ages 12-18.

Classes are from 1pm-4pm.
Fee per class: $25 for non members | $20 with Museum family membership
Bundle: $80 for non members | $60 with a Museum family membership

**Registration opens August 6, 2019.**

Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule
Sept 7 | Color Theory
Students will be introduced to the element of art, color, by mixing and pairing colors. Students will learn the concepts of color theory and color schemes.
Oct 5 | The Old Masters
Through analyzing paintings from renowned past artist and creating a master copy, students will learn how to read paintings and adapt their artistic skills.
Nov 2 | The Portrait
Students will learn the introductory skills to creating a self portrait through proportion, shading, and mixing skin tones.
Dec 7 | Still Life
By studying a still life arrangement, students will learn how to paint from life and gaining the knowledge of proportion, scale and color.

Please contact Devann Gardner, Children’s Art Educator, at 843.238.2510 or email her here.

 

 

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 Children’s Art Educator at least three weeks in advance:

Devann Gardner
dgardner@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 Children’s Art Educator 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 Children’s Art Educator. 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.

Contact our Children’s Art Educator to register:
Devann Gardner
dgardner@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 Children’s Art Educator.

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?

 

Homeschool Programs

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 5-8 or 9-15 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.

Second Thursday of each month
5-8 year old classes from 12-1:30pm
9-15 year old classes from 1:30-3pm

Sept 12 | 5-8
Inspired by Jim Calk’s diptychs and the Surrealist Art Movement, students will
access their creative subconscious to create surreal creatures by combining their collective
drawings.
Sept 12 | 9-15
Students will learn and practice a thick paint application technique called
Impasto, used by artists like Van Gogh and inspired by our exhibit, Rhythm and Hues.

Oct 10 | 5-8
Students will get to experiment with textiles through mixing and applying dyes to
fabrics which is influenced by our Collection Connections exhibit.
Oct 10 | 9-15
Students will get to experiment with textiles through mixing and applying dyes to
fabrics which is influenced by our Collection Connections exhibit.

Nov 14 | 5-8
With the inspiration shaped from the Flounder Vase in our Collection Connections
exhibit, students will reimagine the idea of a vessel through sculpture
Nov 14 | 9-15 | Inspired by the abstract portraits in Congregate, students will learn about blind
contour drawings and draw their partner’s portrait without looking or lifting their pencil.

Dec 12 | 5-8
Students will create string art compositions and learn about positive vs negative
space after touring the Collection Connections exhibit.
Dec 12 | 9-15
After touring our Collection Connections exhibit, students will create string art
compositions and learn about positive vs negative space.

 

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 Children’s Art Educator:
Devann Gardner
dgardner@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, Education 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.

Tracey Roode
troode@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Tracey Roode, brings FREE art classes each month to area libraries for children ages 6-12. Please refer to the schedules below for more information.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

September | Common Thread
Students will draw comparisons between exhibiting artist Betsy Havens and abstract expressionist painter Franz Kline and will use yarn and ink to create a series of black and white abstract prints depicting motion.

October | Mad-Lib Medley
Drawing inspiration from the medley paintings of Betsy Havens, students will use Mad-Libs to create colorful visual stories.

November | Prime Slime
Using the exhibition Rhythm and Hues as inspiration, students will learn about color theory by making and mixing slime of primary colors.

December | Sounds Like Purple
Inspired by exhibiting artist James Calk’s exhibition Rhythm and Hues, students will learn about synesthesia and will create unique visual representations of various musical compositions.
 
 
CLASS SCHEDULE BY LOCATION

CHAPIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1400 14th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Stacey Dorish | dorish@chapinlibrary.org | 843.918.1275
CLASS DATES: September 25, October 23, November 27, No class in December
TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

WACCAMAW NECK LIBRARY
41 St. Paul Street
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Amy King | aking@gtcounty.org | 843.545.3349
CLASS DATES: September 4, October 2, November 6 & December 4
TIME: 3:00 – 4:30 pm

GEORGETOWN LIBRARY
405 Cleland Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Shelia Sullivan | ssullivan@gtcounty.org | 843.545.3310
CLASS DATES: September 17, October 15, November 19 & December 17
TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

 

 
2019 Summer Camp (ages 5-7 & 8-12)
 

 
2019 Field Trips
 

 
Open Studios
 
July 6th | Plastic Planters
Creating and painting a unique planter using recycled water bottles

July 13th | Nature Rocks!
Becoming a part of Myrtle Beach Rocks by painting a “kindness rock” to place anywhere in Horry County for someone to discover and relocate

July 20th | Leaf Your Mark
Creating imprints of natural leaves through a crayon rubbing technique

July 27th | Plastic Prints
Using a variety of recycled plastic to create layered abstract prints

August 3rd |Flower Power
Creating colorful sun catchers using natural materials and color pencils

August 10th | Bag of Tricks
Designing one of a kind mono-prints using plastic shopping bags

August 17th | Tree-sist Watercolor
Discovering watercolor resist technique through the use of crayon and leaf subjects

August 24th |CD Prints
Creating mandala design prints using up-cycled CDs

August 31st | Buggin’ Out
Experimenting with paint to create a Rorschach-like design cut into the shape of an insect

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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.