Media alert: Register now for summer art classes at the Saint Louis Art Museum

By | April 5, 2017

ST. LOUIS, April 5, 2017—From one-hour activities for preschoolers and their parents to five-day courses for older children, summer classes at the Saint Louis Art Museum give young learners the opportunity to learn about art across cultures and time periods.

Online registration for youth art classes at the museum is underway. Classes are held from July 10 through July 28. Each of the half-day courses runs from Monday through Friday, and morning and afternoon courses can be combined for a full day of hands-on art education. The five-day classes cost $150 (or $125 for museum members).

Summer Classes for children 6-8

Museum Safari

  • 9 am–noon; Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14
  • Lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! Students will look for creatures in paintings and sculptures before making their own menagerie.

Artful Experiments

  • 1–4 pm; Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14
  • Experiment with material, color, and texture during this class of painting, sculpture, and drawing.

Hats, Helmets, and Headdresses

  • 9 am–noon; Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21
  • From paintings of women in extravagant hats, to helmets of all kinds and design, there’s a lot of headwear in the Museum. Students will view different types of head coverings from around the globe and make their own!

Kings and Queens

  • 1–4 pm; Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21
  • Enter the dazzling world of kings and queens and discover glittery and golden treasures in the Museum’s collection. Use gold leaf and other sparkling materials to create art that’s fit for royalty.

Paint Studio

  • 9 am–noon; Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28
  • This class is perfect for the budding young artists itching to release their inner Picasso. Students will explore painting with acrylics and watercolors and produce their own works on paper and canvas.

Wings, Scales, and Tails

  • 1–4 pm; Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28
  • Tour the galleries to learn about mythical and magical creatures before heading to the studio to construct your own crafty critters.

Summer Classes for children 9–12

Paint Studio

  • 9 am–noon; Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14
  • This class is perfect for budding young artists itching to release their inner Picasso. Students will explore painting with acrylics and watercolors and produce their own works on paper and canvas.

Clay Studio

  • 1–4 pm; Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14
  • This summer class will teach students how to mold and shape different types of clay. By the end of the week participants will have their own three-dimensional works to take home.

Film School

  • 9 am–noon; Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21
  • Students will learn basic movie-making skills and applications while producing their own short film.

Intro to Fashion Design

  • 1–4 pm; Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21
  • Discover your own style and experiment with fashion during this class. Students will find inspiration for their fashion designs in the world around them and learn hand-sewing and dying techniques.

Design Studio

  • 9 am–noon; Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28
  • Improve your skill on the sewing machine while learning basic garment construction. Each student will design and sew his or her own unique piece of clothing.

Clay Studio

  • 1–4 pm; Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28
  • This summer class will teach students how to mold and shape different types of clay. By the end of the week participants will have their own three-dimensional works to take home.

In addition to youth art classes, monthly Free Wee Wednesday classes allow children 3 to 5 to use their imaginations during a gallery tour, story time, and a hands-on art project. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The one-hour classes are held from 10:30 to 11:30 am on the third Wednesday of each month. Although Wee Wednesday classes are free, space is limited and parents must register in advance.

CONTACT: Matthew Hathaway, 314.655.5493, matthew.hathaway@slam.org