Family & Children Programs

Art Quest

This camp is currently full.

Entering Kindergarten
June 14-17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Discover the colorful world of art! Campers will paint, print, and sculpt over four days designed just for kids entering kindergarten. Get ready to meet new friends and explore the world of making art!

This camp is currently full.

Art That Moves
Entering 1st-2nd
June 28 – July 1, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wiggle and Shake with us! Campers will experiment with spinning, throwing, dropping, and squishing to create amazing pieces of process art. Prepare to have some fun and discover some new ways to create art.

This camp is currently full.

Recycle, Renew…Reimagine
Entering 3rd-4th
July 12 – 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Campers will explore new and creative ways to reuse ordinary materials and turn them into creative works of art! Activities will include sculpting, weaving, and printmaking. This camp will answer the question, “I wonder what I can make with that?”

This camp is currently full.

Glow Up
Entering 5th – 6th
July 26 – 29, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Campers will play with light and shadow to create art. Activities range from bright sunprints to dark shadow puppets. Campers will even turn down the lights to find a rainbow and make things that GLOW.

Gallery Scavenger Hunts

Get ready for an adventure in art! Each Gallery Scavenger Hunt contains clues to help you find works of art in the galleries. They also feature questions to jump-start conversations about each artwork selected. Gallery Scavenger Hunts are appropriate for visitors of all ages. Don’t forget to pick up your Scavenger Hunt prize!

CREATE! Workshops

CREATE! Workshops are recommended for ages 8 and up and are designed to be multi-generational, but please note that younger children may require additional assistance from their accompanying grown-up. We encourage family collaboration during these workshops. Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult registered for the workshop. Registrants will briefly discuss a selected collection item and then will appreciate art in a new way when they make their own art in the studio. Some CREATE! Workshop artwork must be fired in the kiln. Artwork will be available approximately three weeks after the class. Please check with your teaching artists to confirm your pick-up dates.

CREATE! Workshops have a $5 or $10 material fee per registrant, depending on the supplies used in the workshop. Space is limited to 20 people per session including children and adults – all attendees must register.

Upcoming Workshops

No upcoming programs. Stay tuned for updates!

SMA Playdate

This FREE take-home crate is designed just for little artists ages 5 and under and their grown-ups. Each SMA Playdate Crate includes a book and supplies for three art activities to create their own original works of art for your at-home gallery!

Art Quest @ Home

In response to challenges presented by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the uncertainties surrounding our ability to meet in person as groups for the foreseeable future, the Stark Museum of Art Education department has developed a series of web-based at-home art kits. These web-based Art Quest @ Home art kits will offer a project with supporting visual arts activities that participants complete at home with the virtual guidance of a Stark Museum of Art Educator. Art Quest @ Home art kits are designed to accommodate students entering 1st-6th grades with an interest in visual art.