We support learning through the arts by offering a range of fun programs tailored to meet the needs of children and families.

Interdisciplinary in nature, the programs are a rich resource to explore local and national art and culture from the eighteenth century to the present.


Join us for a great summer of creative fun at our Summer Art Camp. Work with practicing artists and museum teachers, and create your own fantastic artwork! Classes will be held at the newly renovated Gibbes, where campers can explore the reopening exhibitions Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess and The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South, as well as the Museum’s permanent collection. Young artists choose from six themes. Camp sessions are offered for half-day (9am – 12noon) or full-day (9am – 4pm).


9am – 12noon: $150 Members | $175 Non-Members
9am – 4pm: $270 Members | $295 Non-Members
Tuition includes art supplies, hands-on workshops, take-home art projects, and snacks. Full-day campers should bring a bagged lunch.

This year, our Summer Camp offerings sold out quickly due to an enormous response. If you would like to be added to a wait list, or to learn about other class offerings for children, please email or call 843.722.2706 x237.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE The Gibbes Museum of Art exercises great care when selecting instructors. Students take courses at their own risk. Neither the Gibbes Museum of Art nor any of its instructors are liable for any injury sustained. The Gibbes is not responsible for any personal property left on site.

After School Classes

We offer after-school classes for multiple ages and include hands-on instruction in a variety of media. Most class sessions last 4 – 6 weeks. For current offerings, please check out the Gibbes Calendar.


Family Guide and Museum Activity Packs

Our Family Guide and Museum Activity Packs provide fun activities to help parents and kids learn about the Gibbes collection. Download a copy of our Family Guide in advance of your visit to familiarize yourself with some highlights from the collection. Stop by the Visitor Services desk on your next visit to learn more.