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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 Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, for all registrations.

Fall 2017 Schedule
September 7th | Hand Print Color-Mixing
October 5th | Deep Blue Aquariums
November 2nd | Shape-O-Saurus
December 7th | Color-Wheel Chameleons
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, 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.

This fall, the Art Museum presents Grand Strand Collects, a large exhibition of art carefully selected from over 50 Grand Strand collections. What a better way to celebrate our community than with a series of workshops designed to inspire our youth to learn and create by exposing them to the expansive, cross-cultural and diverse – in terms of period, style, technique, media and subject – art that exists in the private homes and offices on our beloved Grand Strand. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques, work with visiting artists and participate in projects that give back to the community on both a local and national level.

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

Fall 2017 Schedule
September 9th | 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.
September 23rd | Guest Musician
Students will enjoy a visit from local musician and educator, Angie Capone, to explore the connections of sight and sound, as she guides us through a musical art class.
October 14th | Colorful Flavors
The Pop Art movement will inspire students to practice color-mixing and make a mixed media piece similar to Wayne Theibaud’s Four Ice Cream Cones.
October 28th | Squeegee Stories
Finding inspiration in the abstract art featured in Grand Strand Collects, students will discover their inner abstractionist using a squeegee painting technique.
November 11th | Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Children will study and compare Vincent Van Gough’s Sunflowers to the still life paintings in the galleries and create their own sunflower still life using oil pastels and watercolor paints.
December 9th | Aqua Dreams
Children will look for art in Grand Strand Collects that illustrates the movement of water. After discussing the techniques used by various artists, we’ll take a walk down to the beach to observe the water and then head to the studio to paint what we saw.
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, 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.

This fall, the Art Museum presents Grand Strand Collects, a large exhibition of art carefully selected from over 50 Grand Strand collections. What a better way to celebrate our community than with a series of workshops designed to inspire our youth to learn and create by exposing them to the expansive, cross-cultural and diverse – in terms of period, style, technique, media and subject – art that exists in the private homes and offices on our beloved Grand Strand. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques, work with visiting artists and participate in projects that give back to the community on both a local and national level.

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

Fall 2017 Schedule
September 9th | 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.
September 23rd | Guest Musician
Students will enjoy a visit from local musician and educator, Angie Capone, to explore the connections of sight and sound, as she guides us through a musical art class.
October 14th | Screen Shot
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s artwork in Grand Strand Collects and the Pop Art movement, students will use a silkscreen technique to make their own Pop Art flower prints.
October 28th | Adoptable Portraits
In hopes of finding new families for lovable pets in need of homes, we will create colorful pet portraits of the rescue animals available for adoption at the local animal shelter.
November 11th Tearing’ it Up
This workshop is all about the art of collage. After a brief scavenger hunt in the galleries, kids will recreate a Grand Strand Collects work of art in their choice using only torn paper.
December 9th | Expressive Mugs
Inspired by Lanier Leaders’ ceramic face jug in Grand Strand Collects and the Art Museum’s new pottery studio, children will learn about the history of face jugs and create their own versions using clay.
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, 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.

The Sketchbook Project began in 2006 in Atlanta, GA, and moved to New York City in 2009. Since then, the small organization has grown into a worldwide community of more than 70,000 artists. Our Art Museum teens will become part of the movement by participating in The Sketchbook Project. Sign up for all four of the TAP sessions and receive a blank sketchbook. We will work on filling the sketchbooks during each class, which will follow a different theme every month. Once your sketchbook is complete, the Museum will submit it to the Brooklyn Art Library, and it will travel as part of their nationwide touring art exhibitions.

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

Fall 2017 Schedule
September 16th | A Comic Book Ending
October 21st | People I Wish I Knew
November 18th | Textures
December 16th | Underwater
*schedule subject to change

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 or email Education Coordinator, Arielle Fatuova, 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.

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

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.

 

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.

 

 
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

 

 
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, Early Art 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.

 

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.