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, October 15 – December 17 (NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND)
YOUNG ARTIST CAMP (AGES 8-12)
3-D relief and sculpture workshop:
Join art educator Brittany Emory for multi-project based classes to learn a number of fine art techniques. This class is suitable for young artists (ages 8-12) of all experience levels!
Lab Hours 10am-12noon
Class Limit 15
Fee 9 Saturday sessions for $75 – or pick any 3 classes for $30
Session 1 (Fall): October 22 – November 19
Session 2 (Winter): Dec 3,10,17 and
SATURDAY MORNING ART CLUB
For our Youngest Artists Ages 4 – 7
Alissa King leads our 5-week fall session! Melanie Gaskins leads our 6-week winter session! Each class features 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lab hours 10am-12noon
Ages 4 – 7
Class Limit 15
Fee $8 for individual class or 3 for $15
SNACK IS PROVIDED
Ongoing education opportunities include:
FIRST SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
FIRST FAMILY SUNDAYS
The activities are themed and feature a variety of techniques and media. All members of the family are welcome. Collaboration and experimentation is encouraged!
On October 2nd First Family Sunday, beloved artist and educator Nancy Mendes leads an environmentally conscious project between kids and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, Big Brothers/Sisters, or whomever your family looks like! Create an original ‘UP-CYCLED’ sculpture using re-purposed materials.
Lab Hours 2-5pm on 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 tsell@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org. 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.