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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 the Gibbes Museum of Art for a great summer of creative fun at our 2017 Summer Art Camp. Work with practicing artists and museum teachers, and create your own fantastic artwork! Sessions will be held at the Gibbes, where campers can explore the summer exhibitions, as well as the Museum’s permanent collection.

Kids Camp

Ages 4 - 12

This summer, young artists can choose from six themes: We Are Illustrators, Lowcountry Wildlife, From France with Love, Absolutely Abstract, Science is Art, and Blast Off to Outer Space. 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.

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Teen Camp

Ages 13 - 17

Campers will study the most striking portraits from the Gibbes permanent collection while participating in gallery sketching and discussion. Also, campers will get a behind-the-scenes look at collection storage in preparation to create a portrait of their own design, subject, and medium.


2 – 4pm: $100 Members | $120 Non-Members
Tuition includes art supplies, hands-on workshops, take-home art projects and Museum admission. Please contact Becca Hiester with questions via email or call 843.722.2706 x237.

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.