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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:

 
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

Fall 2016 Schedule

September 1 | Shape Monsters
October 6 | The Big Traffic Jam Canceled due to Hurricane Matthew
November 3 | Colorful Discoveries
December 1 | Clayful Creations

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

Fall 2016 Schedule
Choose from the following Saturday classes for your child to explore the exhibitions in our galleries and create inspired artwork in the studio.

September 10 | LEGO Storystarters
For those who were unable to attend our summer camps inspired by The Art of the Brick, we will be offering a mini version using LEGO Education’s StoryStarter packs to build stories using LEGO bricks.

September 24 | Simple Splotches
Watch how we use our creative energy in a fun and interactive painting game that will help us transform paint splotches into a colorful field of flowers.

October 8 | Painting with Tissue Paper Canceled due to Hurricane Matthew
Students will find inspiration in Celia Pearson’s Layerings and use water and tissue paper to create a painting.

October 22 | Clay Creatures
Inspired by Logan Woodle’s works in metal, students will use clay to learn the basics of molding a material into a work of art.

November 12 | Wheel of Thankfulness
We will begin this workshop with a child-friendly meditation exercise followed by a discussion about the things that we are thankful for this season. We will then create an artistic wheel of thankfulness.

December 10 | Weaving Watercolors
Students will find inspiration on a tour through the 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Juried Exhibition and create a watercolor painting that we will then tear into strips and weave back together.

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

Fall 2016 Schedule

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

September 10 | LEGO Storystarters
For those who were unable to attend our summer camps inspired by The Art of the Brick, we will be offering a mini version using LEGO Education’s StoryStarter packs to build stories using LEGO bricks.

September 24 | Dream Catchers
The Native American tradition of dream catchers has been around for generations. In this workshop, students will learn the meaning behind these beautiful crafts and create one of their own.

October 8 | Printing Layers Canceled due to Hurricane Matthew
Inspired by Celia Pearson’s Layerings, students will use a variety of objects, techniques and a printmaking press to create a mixed-media layered landscape.

October 22 | Guest Artist
Exhibiting artist Logan Woodle, will tour us through his exhibit, Blessed Burdens, followed by a hands-on art-making experience using metals.

November 12 | Watercolor Mosaic
Students will find inspiration on a tour through the 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Juried Exhibition and create a watercolor painting that we will transform into a mosaic masterpiece.

December 10 | Northern Lights Landscape
Students will create a winter landscape after CCU’s assistant professor of Physics and Physical Oceanography Louis Keiner, shares his experience photographing these magical lights in the sky.

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

Fall 2016 Schedule

September 17 | Drawing with a Grid
The grid technique is a traditional way of learning how to draw using small squares to break up the image, making it much easier to complete. Participants should bring an 8×10 black and white image of their choice.

October 15 | Visiting Artist
Exhibiting artist Logan Woodle visits to share his techniques in metal and how his art connects back to his family’s heritage. He will also provide us with a hands-on art-making experience.

November 19 | Visiting Artist
Artist and CCU professor Maura Kenny will lead our tour through the 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Juried Exhibition followed by a watercolor workshop.

December 17 | Selfie Montage
Inspired by Celia Pearson’s Layerings, students will create a layered portrait of themselves using a combination of technological and traditional collage techniques.

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.