Youth & Family Programs

It's a holiday art extravaganza!

Saturday, December 4 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum for a FREE event planned by our talented Teen Art Council. Art All Day will be packed with hands-on art making workshops for all ages like origami stars and sparkling holiday ornaments, kids story time, & MORE!

Once you're done making art, step outside and enjoy the Quincy Mistletoe Market featuring handmade holiday gifts made by local artists!

Open to all ages.

No registration required!

The Teen Art Council is generously supported by Art Bridges

The ArtZone & Art@Home Kits!

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 inspired by our current exhibitions and a visual scavenger hunt! Come explore painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, & so much more!

ArtZone Hours

The ArtZone is open Saturdays, 10am-5pm. Email to make a reservation for a virtual or private visit to the ArtZone on Fridays. 

Art@Home

Want to bring home some inspiration? Pick up a free Art@Home kit in the ArtZone, and keep the creativity rolling! These kits contain various art materials and art project ideas for you to get creative at home! The ArtZone and Art@Home kits are free to all, thanks to our generous Art for Children sponsors!


Marbleized Paper

Another fun Art @ Home with Gadsden Arts! This time we're making marbleized paper. You'll need: a tray, shaving cream, food coloring, a fork, a ruler (plastic works best), and paper. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions. #MuseumFromHome

Big Bend Quilt Trail

Get inspired by the #BigBendQuiltTrail to make your own geometric quilt block designs. You can use magazines, construction paper, or newspapers as your paper and design a quilt block onto our template! If you need inspiration, you can take a look at some of the designs made by our community partners on quilts.gadsdenarts.org

Stop Motion Animation

Create your own stop motion animation video! This instructional video comes with lots of great tips for making your own stop motion animation. Special thank you to Carter Nelson for creating this whole video for us. 

Carter uses iMotion to create his stop motion video, and provides helpful tips and tricks plus two sample videos and behind the scenes of making them! 

Check out the video on YouTube.

Saturdays in the Studio


Great for parents on the go who could use extra time on the weekend, and kids in the know who crave more creative play!

From 10: a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each Saturday, kids will be captivated by fun, messy activities inspired by our current exhibitions & art movements throughout history. Students will discover art's creative possibilities through a combination of independent art exploration, and guided hands-on lessons. We will dive into a variety of art-making techniques from drawing and painting, to playing with clay!

  • Ages 6-12
  • 4 week sessions
  • $45 per session - Scholarships available!
  • Registration opens in December!

Class Dates:

  • January 8-30
  • February 5-27
  • March 5-27
  • April 2-24
  • May 7-29


ArtReach

The ArtReach program partners directly with schools to bring high quality, hands-on art lessons into classrooms, free of charge. Currently, we partner with two local elementary schools, bringing exciting creative play to Gadsden County children every week! 

To bring ArtReach to your school, contact our Museum Educator, Sarah Black-Sadler at 850-627-5023 or sarah.blacksadler@gadsdenarts.org.







Teen Art Council

Gadsden Arts Teen Art Council is a group of teens who work with staff to develop programs for teens, by teens! Teen Art Ambassadors learn about exhibitions at the museum, develop art skills, learn about careers in the arts, build their resume, and share programs for young people with the community!

Our 2021-22 Teen Art Council is working with 16 Teen Ambassadors from five high schools across Gadsden and Leon counties. 







Summer Art Camp

2021 Summer Art Camp

Summer 2021 Camp was a success! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we provided 38 weeks of scholarship to campers. Overall there were 36 campers, and two teen volunteers who donated 129 hours of time to support camp. Special thanks to Ms. Donna and Ms. Sarah for leading exciting art projects all summer long. 

Please note all photos of unmasked children are from pre-COVID. Masks are required for all in children's programs at this time. 

Summer Art Camp 2021