KidsArt is Making an Impact with Tracey Roode
Just to brag a little: in 2018, the Art Museum reached over 5,300 youth through art education programming!

Among the highlights of our KidsArt programs this past fall was a visit from artist Sherry Strickland Martin, who taught the Teen Art Program and the Saturday Adventures class for 8- to12-year-olds. She demonstrated various watercolor techniques after giving them a tour them through her exhibition, Roots Run Deep .

Our second guest artist was photographer Easton Selby, whose exhibition RootWork was recently featured at the Museum. The artist led the Teen Art Program in turning our second-floor studio into a pinhole camera. The students then used pinhole cameras they made from paint cans to create their own photos, which they developed in an improvised darkroom in the studio.

Just last month, the Teen Art Program learned the origins of street art and yarn bombing from guest artist Barbara Streeter — and then yarn-bombed a tree in front of the Museum! It’s still up and will be for (hopefully) at least a year.

The Art Museum now brings art classes to the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand. Three- and four-year-olds participating in the Early Art Education Program got to create paintings, 3D art work, suncatchers and mixed-media art work. Their projects were inspired by various children’s books, including The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers.

In a new collaboration between the Art Museum and the Chapin Library this year, we’ll be bringing art education each month to the library for ages 6-12. Class will be held every fourth Thursday from 4:30-5:30. To register, contact the Chapin Library at 843-918-1275.

And another milestone for our Museum: thanks to generous funding from the Bunnelle Foundation, the Art Museum was able to expand our free art education outreach efforts to the Georgetown YMCA and the Georgetown Library. We are proud of all that we are able to do for the youth of our community!

Meanwhile, we are calling on area teens who are interested in helping us design art displays for our lobby for our summer exhibition, Can’t You Sea? | Ocean Plastic Artifacts . The program is free. For more information, contact Education Coordinator Tracey Roode.