Family Programs

Summer Art Camp

Virtual Camp Information

Virtual Art Camp is a new offering this year, continuing Gadsden Arts tradition of creative summer fun with experienced art educators! Camp begins June 8 with 3 weeks of live instruction via ZOOM, with material kits available for pickup for registered families. 

Anissa Ford, Education Director and guest instructors will lead two online art projects every day on Zoom, with online help for campers available anytime between 9am and 12pm.

Virtual Art Camp Pricing 

Camp pricing includes a one-time supply kit ($35/camper) plus $15/week for instruction, with scholarships available on a first come, first served basis.

Scholarships are available. 

Please sign up by May 30 for June camps (May 25 if you want supply kits shipped). 

Weekly Themes

June camp themes CONFIRMED. Please note that week 3 and 4 themes have switched from the previously announced camps (3-D has been pushed to July) 

Our previously-planned July camps are possible. Please stay tuned for later announcements regarding July camp.

Thank you to our scholarship donors!

Patsy & Mark Bates
Sallie Dehler
Joyce Estes
Kathy Guastella
Earlette Head
Charlotte Kelley
Christine Koontz
Chrstine Livaudais
Emoryette McDonald
Margaret & Edward McIntyre
Dawn & Leo McMillan
Susan Redmon
Medora & James Wester

Week 1 - June 8-12, 9am-12pm

Elemental Art

We’re kicking off camp with a week focused on the essential elements of art, and how you can find them in art and in the natural world around us!

Week 2 - June 15-19, 9am-12pm

Exploring Color

As one of the most important elements of art, color is the big theme this week of camp, where campers will experiment with various art mediums.

Week 3 - June 22-26, 9am-12pm

Discover Abstract

Make your own abstract masterpieces by exploring color, line, shape, texture, and pattern in our abstract week of art camp.

Week 4 - July 6-10, 9am-12pm

Art in 3-D

Form, sculpt, construct and shape your own unique sculptures in this three-dimensional week of art camp.

Week 5 - July 13-17, 9am-12pm

Around the World

Explore art and artistic techniques from across the globe in this popular multi-cultural week of camp.

Week 6 - July 20-24, 9am-12pm


Explore the various ways we can use paper to create art, folding & cutting in collage, creating 3D art with papier-mache, and origami among other fun projects.

The ArtZone

The ArtZone is a drop-in art studio for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting special projects plus our regular art stations: painting, printmaking, drawing, and collage. 

ArtZone Fee

The ArtZone is free to all, thanks to our generous sponsors.

ArtZone Hours

Friday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

In the Galleries

Gadsden Arts offers a variety of exhibition interpretation materials for all visitors at no charge including Family Gallery Guides, Student Learning Guides, Gallery Didactics, Exhibition Catalogs, Token Response Gallery Game, Scavenger Hunts, and Audio Tours.

Our goal is to provide exciting and educational experiences for all visitors so please contact our Education Director, Anissa Ford with any questions or special requests (850) 627-5023.

Arty Birthday Parties

Have an Arty Party!

Celebrate your child's birthday at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum with art activities and inspiring gallery adventures for a fun and memorable, hands-on learning experience. 

Arty Party Birthday Package includes:

  • Admission for up to 10 children, plus the birthday child, ages 5-12
  • 2 hours exclusive use of the Art Studio, including two activities of your choice and a gallery game
  • A staff member to guide activities and games
  • Dessert plates, cups, napkins, cutlery
  • Decorations
  • Party Favors

Cost: $140 Members; $150 Non-members

Availability: Saturdays from 1-3pm or 2-4pm. 

For Teens

ArtZone for Teens

Teens may participate in the ArtZone without a parent/guardian's supervision during normal ArtZone hours, given that the teen and parent/guardian submits a Teen ArtZone Artists form. Submit forms to Anissa Ford, or call with questions (850) 627-5023.


Teens interested in volunteering at Gadsden Arts for volunteer hours should submit a volunteer application form. Limited spots available. 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.