Youth Classes


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.

SAM’s educational curriculum is designed to augment current exhibitions, important artists and artistic movements and specific art media. All classes are interdisciplinary in nature and showcase the connections between the visual arts and other academic areas. Each session provides a brand new experience!

Examples of classes include:

The teen scene (ages 10 – 16):

Details for Robert Taylor’s illustration class for teens to come soon.

STORY TIME in the vault (all ages welcome):

Join us in the vault every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for a story and interactive art activity!

Museum Experience Workshops:

These one-day workshops provide an opportunity to explore SAM’s current exhibition, coupled with a hands-on art production experience. 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.

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