Youth Classes

Experiential Learning for Kids and Families

SAM’s youth art programs explore art making, art history and art appreciation, providing a quality art education experience where students have the opportunity to learn from original works of art in a museum setting. All classes provide a forum where self-expression, experimentation, and cultivating a sense of inquiry are integral parts of the educational experience.



 Saturdays, July 23,30, and Aug 6,13, 20, 27

For our Youngest Artists Ages 4 – 7

Art Educators offers individual classes to kids of varying ages and interest levels. Each session is a new inspiration, technique and material. This class fills up quickly, please sign up (indicating the age of student) for individual Saturday sessions by the previous Thursday by emailing

Lab hours Saturdays,( July 23,30, and Aug 6,13, 20, 27) 10am-12noon
Ages 4 – 7
Class Limit 15
Fee $8 for individual class or 3 for $15


Saturdays, June 18, 25, and July 9,16, 23, 30 (6-week workshop)

Fun with Fiber Art!: YOUNG ARTIST CAMP (AGES 8-12)

Art Educator Ashley Famularo will be teaching a course that explores the world of fiber arts. Join the project-based classes to learn a number of fiber arts techniques such as weaving, sewing, felting, printing, and dyeing. This class is suitable for young artists (ages 8-12) of all experience levels!

Lab Hours 10am-12noon
Ages 8-12
Class Limit 15
Fee 6 Saturday sessions for $45


Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20

FAMILY Upcycled Sculpture Class

This cooperative project between kids and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, Big Brothers/Sisters, or whomever your family looks like! Join artist and educator Nancy Mendes to create an original sculpture using repurposed materials. Come visit the new summer exhibition and experience the best of both old and new perspectives while making a shared masterpiece.

Lab hours 1-3 pm on Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20
Ages open, preferable ratio is 1 (or 2) kid(s) per 1 adult.
Class Limit 8-10 families
Fee $30 for 3 Saturday classes –  for 1 kid/1 adult ($5 per extra body)


Ongoing education opportunities include:



The activities are themed and feature a variety of techniques and media. All members of the family are welcome. Collaboration and experimentation is encouraged!

Lab Hours 2-5pm on June 5, NO JULY, Aug 7, Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4
Ages All ages and all family members welcome
FREE to Members
$2 Suggested Donation for Non-members



You can design your own experience at Susquehanna Art Museum! Would your group enjoy a guided tour? How about an art activity that provides an opportunity for your group to try their hand with a technique or style featured in our exhibitions on view?

If you would like help planning your visit to SAM, email Tina Sell, Director of Education at For groups larger than 10, please send an email with the date and time of your visit, in the event of a conflict with previously scheduled event.


Special Exhibit classes and Workshops:

Classes and workshops provide an opportunity to explore SAM’s current exhibition, coupled with a hands-on art production experience.  SAM offers programming for life learners of all ages from pre-school to adults. After touring the exhibit, students will use examples from the exhibit to frame questions about the creative process, reflecting on their museum experience and drawing on personal ideas when creating their own work of art. Members of SAM receive a 10% discount on all class or workshop fees.

Check our EVENTS CALENDAR or FACEBOOK PAGE for listings of upcoming classes for youth.

Supplies for all youth art classes are provided by SAM. Students are encouraged to bring paint shirts or smocks, as classes may get messy!