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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.

Click on the links below to view more information:

Daily Drawing Challenge Printable

 

Virtual Early Art Education Program (ages 2-5)

Did You See An Insect Today?

 
Is a bubble a ball?

 

Mommy & Me, and Daddies Too (ages 3-4)

Marbling Paper

 

KidsArt (ages 5-12)

Paper Weaving

 

Teen Art Program

Kitsch Art

 

 

Mommy & 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 and Third Thursday of the month, September through April
TIME: 1 –2 p.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $10 for non members | FREE with a Museum Family Membership

For any questions, contact Children’s Art Educator, Devann Gardner, at dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510

**Registration opens December 17, 2019.**

Museum Members be sure to use code to apply Membership Discount
Code listed in class description
If classes are full, contact Devann Gardner, dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

 

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 21 students per class. Classes fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required.

AGE: 5-7 years
WHEN: Every Saturday of the month, September through April
TIME: 10-11:30 a.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $12 for non members | FREE with a Museum family membership

For any questions, contact Children’s Art Educator, Devann Gardner, at dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510

**Registration opens December 17, 2019.**

Museum Members be sure to use code to apply Membership Discount
Code listed in class description
If classes are full, contact Devann Gardner, dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

 

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 21 students per class. Classes fill up quickly. Pre-registration is required.

AGE: 8-12 years
WHEN: Every Saturday of the month, September through April
TIME: 1-2:30 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $12 for non members | FREE with a Museum Family Membership

For any questions, contact Children’s Art Educator, Devann Gardner, at dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510

**Registration opens December 17, 2019.**

Museum Members be sure to use code to apply Membership Discount
Code listed in class description
If classes are full, contact Devann Gardner, dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

 

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 10 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: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FEE PER CLASS: $20 for non members | $15 with a Museum Family Membership

For any questions, contact Children’s Art Educator, Devann Gardner, at dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510

**Registration opens December 17, 2019.**

Museum Members be sure to use code to apply Membership Discount
Code listed in class description
If classes are full, contact Devann Gardner, dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

 

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 10am-1pm.
Fee per class: $25 for non members | $20 with Museum family membership
Bundle: $80 for non members | $60 with a Museum family membership

For any questions, contact Children’s Art Educator, Devann Gardner, at dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510

**Registration opens December 17, 2019.**

Museum Members be sure to use code to apply Membership Discount
Code listed in class description
If classes are full, contact Devann Gardner, dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

Painter’s Palette Bundle:
After purchasing the bundle, you still need to register for the Painter’s Palette classes. This purchase will provide you with a code that you MUST apply to each Painter’s Palette class checkout. Confirmation email will be sent for each completed registration

 

 

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

For any questions, contact Children’s Art Educator, Devann Gardner, at dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510

**Registration opens December 17, 2019.**

Museum Members be sure to use code to apply Membership Discount
Code listed in class description
If classes are full, contact Devann Gardner, dgardner@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org or 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

 

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

January | Drawtomatic
After learning about Hilma af Klint, a Swedish female artist often overlooked for creating the first abstract painting in 1906, students will let their subconscious take the lead in creating automatic drawings.

February | Camouflage Collage
After learning about African American female artists who implement patterns in their work, students will use various printmaking techniques to create a collage with patterned paper.

March | A Wild Idea
Students will learn about symbolism in art and will use mixed-media to create an imaginary creature that is a conglomerate of several animals that symbolize aspects of their personality.

April | Just Be Hue
Students will learn color theory and create bright mosaic-like prints inspired by the work of African American Expressionist painter Alma Thomas.

May | Summer Preview
In this workshop, students will use the Art Museum’s summer exhibition as inspiration for their art work.
 
 
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: January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, & May 27
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: January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1 & May 6
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: January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21 & May 19
TIME: 3:30 – 5:00 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.