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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

Spring 2017 Schedule

January 5 | The Big Traffic Jam
February 2 | Museum Map Adventure
March 2 | Marble Wonders
April 6 | Spring Leaves

Contact our Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

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 2017 Schedule
Choose from the following Saturday classes for your child to explore the exhibitions in our galleries and create inspired artwork in the studio.

January 14 | Colors of the Palette
Inspired by one of the poems in Patricia C. McKissack’s, Stitchin’ & Pullin’ a Gee’s Bend Quilt students will learn about the world of color mixing and create a painted color quilt.

January 28 | Quilting our Story
Using strips of colored paper, a few printmaking techniques and symbolism, students will create a mini paper quilt with imagery representing the Grand Strand.

February 11 | Peace Paintings
In honor of Black History Month, students will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech. They will then illustrate their idea of what peace and love mean to them.

February 25 | Musical Art
Students will participate in a crowd of favorite workshop combining music, art and color theory to create a seies of abstract paintings.

March 11 | Tissue Transfers
After learning about the various ways one might create a print, students will use a tiny tissue paper transfer technique to design a colorful print inspired by color, rhythm and symmetry.

March 25 | Interns Pick
The Museum’s interns from Coastal Carolina University, who are studying to become future art educators, will work with our Education Coordinator to lead a tour of the Museum exhibitions and conduct a carefully planned lesson in the studio.

April 8 | Hand-printed Color Maze
Students will use a large sheet of paper to layer outlines of their hands, creating shapes within shapes. After discovering all of the different shapes created from their hand prints, they will then add color.

April 22 | Just Make It
Students will find inspiration for making their own art after touring the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

Contact our Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

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 2017 Schedule

Choose from the following Saturday classes for your child to explore the exhibitions in our galleries and create inspired artwork in the studio.

January 14 | Printing Patterns: Part I
This is a two part class. Students must sign up for Part II as well.
Students will explore Gee’s Bend | From Quilts to Prints, learn the process of printmaking and begin designing their own printing plate.

January 28 | Printing Patterns: Part II
This is a two part class. Students must sign up for Part I as well.
Students will complete their printing plates and create colorful prints.

February 11 | Dreamy Illustrations
In honor of Black History Month, students will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and create an I Have a Dream painting illustrating what their dreams are and how they can achieve them.

February 25 | Loom Weaving
After exploring a variety of fiber art that fills the Museum’s galleries, students will discover the art of loom weaving and create a colorful piece of fiber art of their own.

March 11 | Rags to Riches
Using fiber as our inspiration and medium, students will create a decorative piece in the style of a rag rug, just a bit smaller in size.

March 25 | Interns Pick
The Museum’s interns from Coastal Carolina University, who are studying to become future art educators, will work with our Education Coordinator to lead a tour of the Museum exhibitions and conduct a carefully planned lesson in the studio.

April 8 | Paper Making
Students will learn how to use recycled material combined with leaves and flower petals to make handmade paper that will have a variety of unique purposes.

April 22 | Just Make It
Students will find inspiration for making their own art after touring the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

Contact our Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

 
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 2017 Schedule

January 21 | Fabric Ties
Inspired by Gee’s Bend | From Quilts to Prints, teens will create a mini version of a quilt using a variety of fabrics, patters and a tying technique to bring it all together into a no-sew blanket.

February 18 | Printing Prints
Teens will learn about hte printmaking process, how the women of Gee’s Bend turned their quilts into etchings and create their own prints using linoleum blocks and a printing press.

March 18 | Stitching Patterns
Teens will discover ways to design their own fabric using basic embroidering techniques and color theory methods.

April 15 | Practice Round
Teens will tour the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, learn the process of submitting artwork for exhibitions and the importance of developing art with meaning.

Contact our Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

 
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.

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 15 students.

Contact our Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510

 

Community Field Trips
 
During the summer months, the Art Museum will 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.

Dates and times for field trips are limited, so register early.

Contact our Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org
843.238.2510
 

Thank you to our generous exhibit and KidsArt sponsors:

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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 Education Coordinator at least three weeks in advance: 

Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@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 Education Coordinator to register:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@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 Education Coordinator:
Arielle Fatuova
AFatuova@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

 

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.