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! Call the Education Department at (828) 253-3227, ext. 121 or 124.

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

Thank you to the Walnut Cove Member’s Association, which awarded a grant of $3,500 to support the Museum’s K-12 educational programs, including Summer Art Camp, Holiday Arts Extravaganza Camp, After School Art Adventure, Family Days and the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Holiday Arts Extravaganza

img_6052DECEMBER 27, 28 + 29
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day
For Students in Grades 1 – 4
$18 per day for Members
$20 per day for non-members

Join us for one or more afternoons of art-filled fun! Campers spend their time creating art of all kinds. All supplies and a snack are provided. Students are encouraged to wear clothes that can get messy. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to register for this year’s Holiday Arts Extravaganza!

Visit Today: The Art PLAYce for Children

An exciting initiative of the Museum’s recent Art works PRIMED interim expansion is the Art PLAYce, a hands-on art space for children and families. This family art center expands the Museum’s already vital educational programming. The Art PLAYce is a dynamic 1,600 square foot addition to the Museum that provides a new opportunity for the children of WNC to grow and learn through hands-on, interactive art activities. Open daily, the Art PLAYce is self- guided and open during Museum hours for families to enjoy as part of their Museum visit. This initiative offers an array of art-based and art-making activities for children, including three-dimensional building activities based on local architecture as well as interactive installations based on artworks in the Museum’s Permanent Collection, and new, art-based curriculum.

Support for the Art PLAYce is provided by the Hilliard Family Foundation.

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.

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp 2016 - webSummer 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 Museum’s East Wing. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. All-day students will have a supervised lunch break.

For more information, call 828-253-3227 ext. 124 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.