Programs for Children & Families

The Asheville Art Museum provides programs throughout the year for children and families. Parents: request to be added to our mailing list and be the first to find out about the Museum’s upcoming programs! For more information about any of these programs or to be added to our mailing list, contact the Education Department at 828.253.3227, x124.

Thank you to the Walnut Cove Member’s Association, which awarded a grant of $3500 to support the Museum’s K-12 educational programs including Summer Art Camp, Holiday Arts Extravaganza, After-School Art Adventures, Family Days and the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Have you attended a program recently? Tell us about your experience!

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp 2017Summer Art Camp is offered to rising K through 12th grade students. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration includes admission to the Museum and all materials necessary for each class. Classes are held in the studio of the pop-up Museum On the Slope. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. All-day students will have a supervised lunch break.

Click here to read about Summer Art Camp 2017 and to register!

For more information, call 828-253-3227 x124 or e-mail Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Manager.

Enrollment is not confirmed until class registration and payment are received. Places are reserved on a first-paid, first-admitted policy. The Asheville Art Museum reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient registration. In such cases, all registrants will be contacted and promptly mailed a full refund. A written confirmation will be sent to you within two weeks of receipt of your camp registration form and payment. It is Museum policy to refund class registration fees up until two weeks prior to a child’s entry into the class minus the $15 processing fee. The processing fee increases to $30 for cancellations made within two weeks of the camp start date. No refunds are made after camp session begins.

After-School Art Adventures

Join us from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at East Asheville Public Library each first Wednesday, or Leicester Public Library each second Wednesday! Click here for upcoming dates.

Check out this video about our After-School Art Adventures this winter!

Tot Time

Mixed Up and Messy!
MARCH 21 MAY 16 Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Meet at the Stephens-Lee Recreational Center (30 George Washington Carver Avenue, Asheville 28801)
To register, please call the Asheville Parks and Recreation Department at 828.350.2058.

Art is fun! Join us each week to explore the elements of art including line, shape and color. We will inspire your imagination with art from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, stories and hands-on art-making. Each session includes time for free play at the Center.

Seasonal Family Days

Family Days are offered 2 to 3 times a year in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibitions. Activities usually include guided exhibition tours, a hands-on studio project for children and adults and refreshments.  For more information, please email Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Manager, or call (828) 253.3227, ext. 124.